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Press release ¤ Information de presse

Nov 17, 2006

AchemAsia 2007 – the Number One for Asia’s Growth Markets

  • The chemical process industry - pacemaker for economic growth in China
  • Ideal Setting for the international equipment branches and technology suppliers
  • Congress with workshops and business meetings to boost cooperations

AchemAsia - International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology will take place for the seventh time in Beijing/PR China from 14 to 18 May 2007. Since its launching in 1989 AchemAsia has fast become the foremost event in China and the Asian region for the chemical process industries. High technologies, technology transfer, modernization and the upgrading of existing production facilities are increasingly in demand in the Middle Kingdom. Against this background AchemAsia 2007 provides the ideal setting for the international equipment branches to present their goods and services and also for forging new contacts in the fast-track economic region of China.

The target groups are all branches that offer or apply equipment, technologies, complete technical solutions and know-how for the chemical and petrochemical industries, pharmaceutical and food industries, biotechnology, the environmental protection industry and related branches of the process industries. No other comparable event in Asia can top the international character of AchemAsia and its comprehensive range of products and services for the process industries. For this reason AchemAsia is of major importance to the Chinese economy. AchemAsia 2007 is expected to attract some 500 exhibitors from exhibitors from 25 different countries and around 20,000 visitors (2004: 414 exhibitors from 25 countries, 18,440 visitors).

China is still on track as the world’s fastest growing economy with annual growth of 7 to 10 %. Consequently, China is the world’s number one for foreign investments, and her current five-year plan specifically targets the process industries and all aspects of sustainable development. China is now the world’s second largest consumer of chemical products, and third largest chemical producer after the USA and Japan. In the league of chemical exporting nations China ranks eighth and is still stepping up the pace. China’s demand for raw materials, energy, and processes that conserve our natural resources continues undiminished. As far as long-term business strategies are concerned there is simply no alternative to investing in China. This will pay off: since China’s membership of the WTO in 2001 her reform policies have smoothed the way for new foreign companies and improved the enforcement of patent protection, thus opening up new opportunities.

Key themes of the exhibition

The key themes of the exhibition are based on the priorities of the Chinese economy: chemical apparatus and plant construction, process technology, petrochemistry, maintenance and quality control, environmental protection, water treatment, pharmaceutical technology, biotechnology, food technology, agrochemistry, laboratory and analytical techniques, packaging and storage techniques.

International Congress with application-oriented workshops and business meetings

The international congress programme addresses topical themes in workshops, special symposia and business meetings. Focal themes include the use of renewable raw materials for energy and synthetic fuels, GMP in pharmaceutical production, industrial biotechnology, process intensification through modern plant engineering, environmental technology and industrial water management. Decision-makers from science and industry will make the most of the business meetings featuring topics, such as “Chemical Parks”, “Investing in China” and “Industrial and Labour Safety”, to forge new contacts.

National funding programmes boost joint exhibition stands

The fact that the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is supporting AchemAsia for the seventh time in succession underscores the significance of the event for the German economy. Besides Germany and France other countries are also planning to present their products and services on joint stands. DECHEMA’s Beijing/China office and its Chinese web site are powerful publicity tools for visitor acquisition.

Organizer’s cooperation network

The event organizer, DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Germany, is preparing for AchemAsia in close cooperation with an impressive array of Chinese and international partners. With CIESC Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China as the co-organizer and numerous supporting institutions, such as CATA China Anticorrosion Technology Association, CCPIT-CIEC China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, CAST China Association for Science and Technology, CPCIA China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association, SINOPEC China Petro-Chemical Corporation, CITIC China International Trust and Investment Corporation, and various Chinese ministries – making a total of about 30 distinguished professional organizations from Asia and the whole world - the success of AchemAsia 2007 is almost a foregone conclusion.

For regularly updated information on AchemAsia:

Further information:

Exhibitors: +49 (0 69 / 75 64-230, -238

Visitors: +49 (0) 69 / 75 64-249

Media: +49 (0) 69 / 75 64-277,-267



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