ICIA/InfoComm: InfoComm China Draws 11,000+
Jul 1, 2002 12:00 PM
InfoComm China hosted 11,357 attendees and received overwhelming praise and support from exhibitors. More than 70 manufacturers and distributors participated in the exhibition, which was held May 9-11 at INTEX in Shanghai. The show was hosted by Shanghai's International Trade Promotion Co. Ltd. and Singapore's INFOCOMMASIA Pte. Ltd., under the ICIA's guidance.
InfoComm China showcased the communication industry's latest developments, innovations and applications in audio, video, presentation, projection, multimedia, computer and interactive conferencing. Leading manufacturers showcased their latest products in magnificent exhibit booth displays — many of which rivaled their U.S. show exhibits in design and presentation, indicating the investment manufacturers are making in China's growing A/V systems market.
Randal Lemke, ICIA's executive director, said that the size and quality of the exhibits demonstrates exhibitors' commitment to the show. “It reflects their belief that China is both a current market as well as a developing one,” he said.
Kelvin Pan, assistant manager of China trade for Toshiba, said his company came to the show to expand its market. “The contacts we made far exceeded our expectations,” Pan said. “This show has the potential to become the best showcase in China for A/V communications manufacturers.”
China's entry into world trade promises to produce substantial new opportunities, which will continue to drive China's economic growth. As the nation prepares to host the 2008 Olympics, there is an urgency to modernize and upgrade its infrastructure. Those developments spawn tremendous demand for better communications, presentation equipment and other InfoComm products and services, according to show organizer INFOCOMMASIA Pte. Ltd.