ConExpo Asia: The Halfway Point

Posted on May 17, 2006

With the inaugural ConExpo Asia halfway through it’s four day run in Beijing, China, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced an attendance of 11,300 visitors by the end of day 2, May 16th. AEM, will admitting attendance numbers did not meet its projections, did stress that unlike almost every type of show in Asia, it requires attendees to register and thus could provide specific details on show attendance.

AEM said that through the end of day 2, 25% of attendees were contractors, 21% were dealers or distributors, 17% were OEMs, 10% material producers, 8% design engineers and 5% rental companies. Attendee’s badges were scanned entering the show, and exhibitor personnel were not scanned.

AEM also said that 25% of attendees were senior management, 23% marketing/sales managers, 13% engineering management, 11% purchasing, and 11% project management.

The association and its partners said ConExpo Asia would be held again in the fall of 2007 in Beijing, with the exact dates still to be determined. From that point the plans are to go to a spring show in an every-three-years rotation starting in 2009 with ConExpo and Bauma.

AEM said the show had 192 exhibitors, 49% international and 51% from China. Further, 70 countries were represented in the attendee registration with China, Australia and the U.S. being the top 3 countries.