BIC2015 Rounded Off Successfully2015.11.10
BIC2015 was rounded off successfully at Shanghai New International Expo Centre on November 6. It strikes new highs repeatedly in exhibition area and the number of exhibitors and professional visitors. The 3-day event presents an annual feast for the building industry that features complete industry chain, original and innovative exhibits, quality professional visitors and rich activity forms.
Exhibition area exceeds 35,000 square meters, up 25% year-on-year;
Gathering 422 exhibitors composed of leading upstream and downstream enterprises from advanced building industry chain from Germany, America, Canada, UK, Italy, Austria, Finland, Switzerland and Japan etc.
Attracting 25,374 professional visitors form 51 countries and regions, up 38.2% year-on-year;
Presenting 27 concurrent events, 18 thematic forums, 3 academic seminars, 3 summits, 1 opening ceremony, 1 Green Building Awards ceremony and 1 Energy-saving Star Awards respectively, hence gathering core industry contacts.
As the most influential exhibition for cutting-edge sustainable development building technology that gathers upstream and downstream enterprises from the whole green building industry chain, BIC2015 was hosted jointly by China Association of Building Energy Efficiency and Shanghai Green Building Council, supported by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Transport, Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Shanghai Municipal commission of Economy and Information Technology,Shanghai Science and Technology Committee and organized by VNU Exhibitions Asia. It also received high attention and recognition from Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee and Shanghai Municipal Government.
The concurrent events include BIC, UPAD, ST, Parking, TIM Expo Shanghai and EDME as well. They jointly give a complete presentation of the whole green building industry chain that contains the display of engineering design and urban planning, the innovation of building industrialization and assembly building as green building methods, the cutting-edge building energy saving technology, green building systems integration and products, and the starred cases and low-carbon projects as achievements. In combination with the “World Cities Day” series events, while integrating effectively the government resources, mobilizing reasonably the industry enthusiasm and promoting the urban transformation and sustainable development, the event manages to build BIC into an urban construction and development themed platform for international display, trade and communication.
Substantial government background and professional market operation offer BIC2015 a strong momentum of growth.
The exhibitors include not only large-scale state-owned enterprises, such as World Expo Group, STG, SML, STEC Shanghai Urban Construction Material Co., Ltd., China Construction Third Engineering Bureau, China Construction Eighth Engineering Bureau, Shanghai Urban Construction Group, Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., TJAD, Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science, Shanghai Real-Estate Science Research Institute, but also leading upstream and downstream enterprises from the green building industry chain, such as Sanxiang Co., Ltd, Baoye Group, Longxin Group, Yuhui Group, Zhongxing Group, Tianhua Architecture, Shanghai Xingbang, Foster+Partners, Archilier Architecture, Stefano Boeri, LIEBHERR, NEMETSCHEK, Teka, SOMMER, PROGRESS GROUP, TJK Machinery, GBS, Rincon Building Systems, Peikko, AkzoNobel, Valspar, Oriental Yuhong, Mingyuan New Materials, Zhuoda New Materials, WEARMAX HOLDINGS LTD., BBMG, etc. Zhang Bolun from ECADI praised highly the event, commenting that “with the rapid growth of green building in Shanghai, the connotation and denotation of green building practices have been constantly enriched. In timely adaption to the new demands for green buildings, the event presents new green building achievements and guides a new round of green building development.”
Number of professional visitors increase constantly; data analysis highlights advantages and sets a clear direction
Despite the pressure from BIC2014, when the number of professional visitors had a blowout-type growth (up 37.84%), BIC2015 continues to make breakthroughs with great perseverance. Through a superior layout of the building industry chain, it gathers 25,374 professional visitors form 51 countries and regions, up 38.2% year-on-year.
It seems unexpected but actually stands to reason that BIC welcomes such a sharp growth in the number of visitors. The main reason is that the government resources show evident advantages and the organization has been greatly enhanced. Besides, the new sectors facilitate a complete presentation of the industry chain and the overall scale of the event has been expanded. What’s more, the number of visitors from real estate developers, suppliers of building material production equipment, components and parts as well as the insulation decorative integration industry also rises significantly, up 200% compared with that of last year.
According to the visitor statistics, the sectors that the visitors focus on have extended from architectural design and building industrialization to green building and equipment (23.41%) and insulation materials and technologies (20.09%). In the meanwhile the popularity of BIM has also been enhanced greatly, up from 4.65% to 18.28%，which plays an important role of guidance for BIC to layout the industry and expand the market. In addition, the on-site sampling visitor survey also suggests that, instead of collecting market information, the visitors are aiming to make procurement and seek for partners.
To sum up, the concern of the visitors with the sectors have been relatively balanced and their purpose of participation has turned to procurements and partnerships. It will play a crucial role for BIC to improve constantly the exhibitors from the whole green building industry chain, hence serve better the exhibitors and visitors.
Concurrent events match highly with exhibition theme; classic contents gather core industry contacts
The concurrent events of 2015 China Shanghai Green Building and Energy Efficiency Technology Week is composed of 27 events, including the opening ceremony of the Technology Week, the rewarding ceremony of the Energy-saving Star Awards, rewarding ceremony of the Green Building Awards, 18 thematic forums, 3 summits and 3 academic seminars, which gather the core industry contacts with diversified forms and classic contents.
As a concurrent event of the exhibition, 2015China Shanghai Green Building and Energy Efficiency Technology Week received great concern from the relevant government departments. On the opening ceremony, Xue Chao, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee, Huang Rong, Deputy Secretary General of Shanghai Municipal Government, Pei Xiao, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Wu Yong, Acting President of China Association of Building Energy Efficiency and Gan Zhongze, Chairman of Shanghai Green Building Council, attended the event and made addresses. Over 200 representatives and leaders from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Transport, Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Shanghai Municipal commission of Economy and Information Technology, Shanghai Science and Technology Committee, relevant Consulates, associate units from other provinces and cities also attended the opening ceremony. On the opening ceremony, the Winner List of 2015 Green Building Awards of Shanghai was released, covering 31 units, 23 projects and 6 individuals. China Building Energy Efficiency Association held the 4th Energy Star Award Awarding Ceremony and announced over 90 units as winners. After the opening ceremony, accompanied by President Gan Zhongze and other leaders, relevant leaders visited BIC2015 and gave a good appraisal to the exhibition. Compared with previous exhibitions, BIC2015 breaks through the display of products and components, highlights the technology integration and professional attributes, giving priority to the presentation of especially the overall development standard of building industrialization, green building development in key regions, the application of BIM in green building projects, etc.
BetonTage asia 2015, also the most scaled Asia summit of BetonTage, is another event among the concurrent events. It gathers nearly 500 participants from competent government authorities, architectural and engineering design enterprises, leading building industrialization enterprises, general housing construction contractors and real developers home and abroad. Chen Ning, Director of Energy Conservation Office, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and Pei Xiao, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, made a deep analysis of the status and trends of domestic and foreign building industrialization. Friedrich GEBHART, President of German Precast Concrete Association, and Zhong Gang, CEO of VNU Exhibitions Asia, delivered opening addresses for the summit.
Upon invitation, Doctor LOTZ, CEO of FBF BETONDIENST GMBH, Xue Weichen, Deputy Director of Shanghai Building Industrialization Expert Committee and Professor of Tongji University, Markus KORHONEN, Vice President of Peikko Group in Asia Pacific, Professor Frank DEHN, Chairman of FIB Working Committee, Xie Bin, Chief Economist of STEC Shanghai Urban Construction Material Co., Ltd., Zhang Mingxiang, Deputy General Manager of China construction Technology Constructing Co., Ltd., Professor Harald GARRECHT from Materials Testing Institute University of Stuttgart , Doctor Christian HANSER, General Manager of RIB-SAA Software Engineering GmbH and Ding Chengzhang, Chief Engineer of Zhuoda Group, attended the event and gave keynote speeches. In addition, big names from Baoye Group, Tianhua Architecture, Peikko Group, Shanghai Johnson, Takla Inc., Elematic Precast Concrete Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Vollert Antagenbau GmbH, Shanghai Jundao Housing Co., Ltd., Greenland Group, Ytong, Shanghai yuhui Residential Industrial Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Xingbang Building Technology Co., Ltd. also attended the event and shared their development trends, innovation achievements and practical experiences in building industrialization with the visitors.
On the afternoon of the 3rd meeting day (November 6), organized by the sponsor, nearly 300 experts and practitioners from building and engineering design enterprises, general construction contracting enterprises, precast component production enterprises, relevant research institutes and real estate developers paid visits to Shanghai Lingang Plant of STEC Shanghai Urban Construction Material Co., Ltd., China Construction Eighth Engineering Bureau Shanghai Plant and Yuhui Shanghai Plant for field surveys.
In connection with themes such as green design, internet + green housing industry, green operation, internet + green equipment, insulation paintings and building energy conservation trends and building water conservation technology, the 18 concurrent events invited senior experts to have deep discussions on the status and trends of the industry and the technologydevelopment difficulties and shared their innovation achievements and practical experiences and made full use of the provocative and leading role of the forums to promote sound development of green building industries.
With excellent and rich contents, BIC2015 and its concurrent events won high appraisal from both the exhibitors and professional visitors. BIC2016 shall continue to set up a platform of communication, technology and achievement display as well as cooperation and exchange for the enterprises.