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AchemAsia 2013 is once again set to be the leading forum for the process industries. This is not only substantiated by the positive feedback from international exhibitors, it has also received a boost from political institutions: the German Federal government and UbiFrance are offering joint stands, first and foremost to companies just entering the Chinese market. The new conference format reinforces the integration of the exhibition and the congress program: key concerns of the process industry will be addressed in satellite symposiums organized with Chinese and international partners. The radical change in economic and industrial conditions in China is the subject of the first AchemAsia Trend Report.
After a relative lull, the Chinese economy is once more on the upswing. This creates new opportunities for companies worldwide. In order to get a firm foothold in China, companies and institutions have to present themselves to local decision-makers. Statistics of the latest international trade events in China indicate that exhibitors from all over the world have understood this message.
Independent of the bare figures, the Chinese economy has undergone a fundamental change. The first AchemAsia Trend Report, "Chinese Economy in a State of Transition", which can be downloaded at http://achemasia-content.dechema.de/index.php?selectedArea=1&selectedItem=4&spkz=E&navStatus=0, provides an in-depth report. China is undergoing a transformation from the world's manufacturing center to a market of the future. The shrinking demographic dividend, rising labor costs, environmental problems and the maturity level of many industries necessitate a paradigm change in many sectors.
To be successful in China it is all the more important to pinpoint the top priorities for the process industry in Asia and particularly in China. The current Five-Year Plan provides some indications: energy efficiency and environmental protection, novel materials, biotechnology, alternative energy sources and propulsion technologies top the agenda. AchemAsia addresses precisely these trends: the 13 exhibition groups not only cover all the themes of the process industry from plant engineering to applications in food processing and agrochemistry, but also particularly focus on production-integrated environmental technologies, including water treatment and resource efficiency. The congress program reflects what is on China's mind: alternatives to petroleum, environmental protection, industrial water technology, process analysis, joining technology in apparatus and plant construction, and product safety are all featured during the event. International experts will present new application-oriented findings, followed up by a discussion.
AchemAsia 2013 will take place from May 13-16, 2013 in Beijing/PR China. At the last AchemAsia in 2010 more than 400 exhibitors from 24 countries presented their innovations to over 12,400 visitors.