Marintec China 2001 will be held at a new venue. The Shanghai International Exhibition Centre (Intex Shanghai) will better serve the fair’s participants, with larger exhibition halls and a better layout than in the past. Marintec China has expanded rapidly due to the increasing demand for marine equipment and services. This demand results from China’s recent developments in ship and port construction as well as China’s impending entry into the World Trade Organisation. The show, co-organised by Miller Freeman/Seatrade and the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SSNAME), will run from 4 to 7 December, 2001.
The international maritime circles re-affirm confidence in China’s economic development and maritime industry. There are new participating pavilions from Italy and the US while repeat pavilions from Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK have also confirmed their presence at Marintec China 2001. Among the 13 group pavilions, the German pavilion will be the largest in terms of exhibition area, followed by the Japanese Marine Equipment Association with a large group of up to 30 companies.
Over 36,000 trade visitors from China and overseas are expected to attend this important biennial event. Marintec China 2001 provides visitors the opportunity to view the most innovative technology and services in the maritime industry, presented by over 700 exhibiting companies from all over the world.
The Senior Maritime Forum will be held concurrently from 4 to 6 December. This three-day conference is an integral part of the Fair. Over the years, this high-powered conference event has become a gathering point for global maritime industry decision-makers. A session on classification societies will be featuring topics like “The Demands for Classified Ships in the New Century” and “The Latest Research Findings and the Technical Services of Each Classification Society”. This session will be presented by the leading classification societies including China Classification Society, Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. Exhibitors will also be invited to share their views via technical seminars to promote their products and services to selected audiences.