The first EMTE-EASTPO 2014 came to a successful close on 17 July, attracting a visitorship of 47,654. Local visitors from 32 cities made up majority of the participants. The biggest group of domestic visitors were from south-eastern China namely, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Zhejiang. Buyers from India, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia made up the majority of international visitors.
The exhibition also welcomed delegations from Ludhiana Machine Tool Manufacturers Association and visiting groups from: Philippine Die and Mold Association, Metalworking Industries Association of the Philippines and Metals Industries Research Development Centre. In addition, visiting delegations from the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Anhui Association of Automobile Manufacturers, Zhejiang Institute of Mechanical Engineering, JiaXing Mould Trade Association and the Shanghai Instrument Industry Association also visited EMTE-EASTPO 2014.
"This is the first time Fastems participated in an exhibition in China. We had quality business discussions with buyers and even concluded a sale during the exhibition. It was a rewarding experience for Fastems and we will participate in the next exhibition." -Tomas Hedenborg, Group CEO, Fastems
"We planned to invest in the latest technologies and we met two European exhibitors at EMTE-EASTPO who showcased machinery which matched our requirements. We had serious discussions at the show and will be confirming the purchase very soon." -Chen Jian, Chairman, Liaoning Jinggang HeavyForging Co Ltd
"At EMTE-EASTPO, we were able to see a wide variety of machinery and technologies for the manufacturing industry. This exhibition was a great sourcing platform and our delegates were able to make on-the-spot purchases of tools and accessories. We are very pleased with our visit to EMTE-EASTPO 2014." -Philip Ang, President, Philippine Die and Mold Association
Some 100 participants and experts shared and exchanged ideas on the theme, 'Profitable Growth through State-of-the-Art Manufacturing' at the EMTE-EASTPO CEO Summit.
A technical visit to the Lingang Manufacturing Base was organised on 18 July.
EMTE-EASTPO 2014 was complemented by a series of interactive seminars and workshops.