China's hardware industry has been developing rapidly since China's policy to open up. In recent years, many world-renowned brands have moved their production plants to China, and thus turned China into a production base for global hardware products. China's hardware industry has benefited from these joint ventures and economic cooperation, as the quality of China's hardware products is greatly improving.
In consideration of the important role of trade fairs in the development of a market economy and the fact that the hardware industry has been highly internationalized, China National Hardware Association (CNHA), China Union-metals Chamber of Commerce and CCPIT Light Industry Sub-Council began to cultivate an international hardware market in Shanghai in 2001 with China International Hardware Show (CIHS), and set "Internationalization, Quality and Technology Orientation" as the main characteristics of the Show.
After five years of development, China International Hardware Show (CHIS) has evolved into the most important professional hardware show in China. 1,600 companies from 16 countries/regions - including 149 exhibitors from abroad - occupied 70,000 square metres of gross exhibition space at the China International Hardware Show 2006 - Powered by PRACTICAL WORLD. A total of 30,500 visitors from 72 countries were registered for the fair and nearly 3,500 of the visitors came from abroad, an increase of 34.5 per cent from the last fair. CIHS has become a major channel to gain a foothold in the Chinese hardware market.
China International Hardware Show Features:
Largest professional and international hardware show in China as well as Asia
China International Hardware Show 2007 – Powered by PRACTICAL WORLD will gather together more than 1,600 leading domestic and overseas enterprises, covering an area of 80,500 sqm. 33,000 domestic and overseas buyers are expected to visit the show. Koelnmesse GmbH will bring its expertise in organizing international events such as PRACTICAL WORLD Cologne.
The only hardware show in China that won the support from IHA
Int'l Federation of Hardware & Housewares Associations (IHA) has given its continuous support to China International Hardware Show. Every year, IHA delegations come to Shanghai to investigate the international hardware market in Shanghai.
Leading enterprises display their advanced products in China International Hardware Show – Powered by PRACTICAL WORLD
More than 150 internationally renowned brands including national pavilions will participate in China International Hardware Show 2007. More than 1,000 Chinese brands will show their new products at the fair.
Large number of buyers will purchase to meet the demands of the Chinese and Asian markets
33,000 buyers, with more than 10% coming from the Asian region are again expected to source at the fair.
China International Hardware Show – Powered by PRACTICAL WORLD has been developing rapidly. In 2006 when IHA Congress convened in Shanghai, China International Hardware Show - Powered by Practical World reached a scale of 70,000 sqm, making it the second largest hardware show in the world.