As the largest, most influential and longest-running trade fair for occupational safety and health in China, the 102nd China International Occupational Safety & Health Goods Expo (CIOSH 2021) drew to a successful conclusion at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNICE) on April 16th. Jointly organized by the China Textile Commerce Association (CTCA) and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (MDS), CIOSH 2021 attracted 1,565 exhibitors, breaking the record since its inception in 1966.
Under strict hygienic measures of the organizers, a total of 35,898 trade visitors attended the 3-day event, an increase of 43.6% compared to CIOSH 2019. Industry professionals from all over the country gathered in Shanghai, interacting with exhibitors face to face to get the latest market information and product technology.
Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai Co., Ltd commented: “We are extremely happy that CIOSH 2021 was able to strengthen its position as Asia’s leading trade fair for occupational safety and health goods and that the cooperation with our partner, the China Textile Commerce Association (CTCA), has developed so successfully. With this year’s event the latest member of the A+A event portfolio proves to be an industry beacon, despite the current impact of COVID-19.”
The market for occupational safety and health in China attracts top industry players from the globe with its huge growth potential
China has one of the world’s largest labor markets. As the Chinese economy grows rapidly, its industries are increasingly paying attention to safety and health at work. The COVID-19 outbreak has further increased the demand for a wider variety and higher quality of labor protection products among companies. This also provides fresh impetus to the development of the entire safety industry in China.
During the 3-day exhibition, a total of 1,565 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions presented their most advanced technologies and equipment, covering five main areas: Safety at Work, Security at Work, Health at Work, Emergency Rescue Techniques & Equipment and Anti-pandemic Supplies. Aside from the local exhibitors, overseas exhibitors also participated in the event via their Chinese subsidiaries or agents, including 3M, Honeywell, MSA, UVEX, DELTAPLUS, Ansell, Lakeland, BOSCH, SATA, Makrite, Justrite, GVS, JSP, Tienchen, SIR Safety, CTC, TenCate, DEKRA, SKYLOTEC, SAFCO, Sanitized etc. This shows their high recognition of the Chinese market.
Mr. Danny Tan, Chief Representative of the Malaysian Rubber Council Shanghai Office, talked to the organizer on the last day: “This is the first time that we participated in CIOSH as an exhibitor. We are very satisfied with the results and many customers are interested in our products. Also, we are considering joining with other Malaysian brands and setting up a Malaysian Pavilion next year.”
Mr. Wang Jianxin, General Manager of Jiangsu Shield King Co., Ltd. said: “Shield King is a professional manufacturer of safety shoes. As the saying goes, ‘If I saw further than other men, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants’. CIOSH is just like the giant for Shield King. Here we can not only showcase innovative products, but also enhance our brand image.”
Buyers returned with satisfactory results
Visitors expressed great satisfaction with CIOSH 2021.
Purchasing Manager of Zhejiang Tonghui Mining Machinery Co. Ltd., Mr. Wu Yin said: “Our company is engaged in machine manufacturing, so we have great needs for PPE. I found a variety of protective head, eye, face and foot products that meet my procurement requirements on site. This is my first visit to CIOSH and I am sure I will visit again next year.”
Mr. Leo Hua, Manager of AENOR China expressed: “I have visited CIOSH continuously for many years. Through CIOSH, I can find reliable suppliers, meet with some regular customers and learn about the latest industry trends and new technologies. Compared to CIOSH 2020, the scale is much larger and the exhibits are more reasonably distributed this year, which shows the progress of CIOSH.”
Mrs. Yang Fan from China Energy Investment said: “We visit CIOSH 2021 as a visitor group. In general, the products are very diversified here and able to meet our needs perfectly. Thanks to the organizers for their care and service. It was a worthwhile trip!”
Concurrent events upgraded to convey latest industry trends
CIOSH always focuses on the latest industry trends and is committed to building the best platform for the exchange of information and best practice. For the first time, a Special Zone for Fall Protection set up in Hall E5 with professional and intuitive demonstrations of rope climbing and high-altitude rescues, attracted much attention.
On April 15th, industry professionals were online for the Global PPE Industry Round Table Webinar. Seven PPE industry experts from China and abroad shared their insights into the opportunities and challenges of the global PPE market during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the 2nd Epidemic Prevention & Response Event (EPRE) was successfully held at CIOSH 2021, providing positive and effective solutions for companies to export quality protective equipment in the post-pandemic era.
Meanwhile, CIOSH 2021 also joined hands with Alibaba 1688 Industrial Market Platform, the largest B2B platform in China, to create an online platform – CIOSH Cloud, which live-streamed the event to those who could not be there in person. The live broadcast recorded a total of 19,213 views.
The 104th China International Occupational Safety & Health Goods Expo (CIOSH 2022) will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from April 7th to 9th,2022. We look forward to seeing you then!
A+A, the world leading trade fair for safety, security and health at work
will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 26th to 29th, 2021.
For more information about CIOSH, please visit the official website: en.ciosh.com.
Source: Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. / Image: G.T.S.