NEPCON China 2016 Completes in Great Success As Electronics Manufacturing Ecology Reshaped

17 May 2016

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Three days are only a short stint in the development history of the Chinese electronics manufacturing industry over 30 years. However, the three days of NEPCON China 2016 (26-28 April) at Shanghai World Expo Center offered some of the best highlights of the Chinese electronics manufacturing industry to nearly 10,000 visitors and trade visitors. The event arrived at the beginning of the 13th Five Year Plan. Being innovative and quick to grasp the call of the industry for transformative change, the organizer offered a strong platform that gathered leading international brand names so as to demonstrate some of the most cutting-edge, trendy, and advanced products and technologies of the industry.

Statistics show Hall 1 alone (with an exhibition area of 25,000 sq m) has attracted 23,575 trade visitors during the three-day event. With the additional 5,000 sq m of Hall 2, NEPCON China 2016 registered a total visitor number of 28,257, representing an increase of 28.8% over last year. NEPCON took place side by side with another industry event in a way that combined hi-tech forces of innovation. As the curtains fall on NEPCON China 2016, a new industry wave rich in global business opportunities and high in the enterprise spirit is just getting started.


Upgraded event to demonstrate strength of leading brand names

As the top electronics event in the industry, each instalment of NEPCON China keeps pace with the latest of industry development and policy trends. NEPCON China 2016 has arrived together with the launch of Made in China 2025, which is pushing towards a new round of integration between IT and manufacturing. New production methodology, business models, and growth sports provide the big highlights in the electronics manufacturing industry with big breakthroughs take place in automobile electronics, panel display, 3D printing, mobile internet, cloud computing, big data, and new materials sectors.

Accelerated iterations represent the trend of the industry. Industry players must work hard to keep up the pace and adapt to the change in an effort to promote sustainable growth of the industry. To meet rising demands, NEPCON China 2016 upgraded in terms of exhibition area (from 25,000 sq to 30,000 sq m) and exhibit layout. The organizer offers additional space in the form of a new exhibition hall – Hall 2. Now visitors got to see even more exhibits. The upgraded event was even more professional and provided even easier access to the latest industry updates.

Leading events join hands to offer the biggest platform in the industry

Electronics manufacturing has played the undisputed leading role at all NEPCON China events. This year was an exception with NEPCON China taking place side by side with C-TOUCH 2016 to offer a new experience that included multiple main themes. As a long-time annual event recognized in the Chinese cellphone industry, C-TOUCH gathers nearly 10,000 trade visitors in touchscreen, display, cellphone manufacturing, and solution design sectors. The combination of the two events has brought about bigger value added to all participants as both events offer a more comprehensive picture of the industry chain. With high-quality business matchup services by the organizer, exhibitors got to communicate and engage with target customers more effectively. Touchscreen, panel display, metal processing, manufacturing equipment, raw materials, and components players benefitted from a bigger space to promote and build up their brand names. 


New comers join existing players with high-end exhibitors demonstrating strengths

As a leading demonstration platform for domestic electronics manufacturers, NEPCON China has a strong base in China and covers the whole Asia as leading exhibitors gather in Shanghai to feature the whole industry chain including SMT, electronics manufacturing automation, system integration, PCB, test and measurement, welding, ESD, electronics manufacturing service, industrial robotics, and machine vision. The exhibits include raw materials, instrumentation, high-end electronics, and industrial automation solutions. The big scale of the event was amazing.

Thanks to the big influence of the professional event, players of all sizes, including big enterprises, SMEs, and startups home and abroad, have come to join NEPCON China 2016 and brought about their best technologies and innovations. Leading exhibitors included Europlacer, Fuji Machine, Mycronic, Panasonic, Hanwha Techwin, Tokyo Juki, WKK, and Yamaha, who demonstrated industry-leading models and equipment. Some machines and solutions were new launches. The advanced manufacturing concepts were well received by the visitors. Nearly 100 new comers to the event represented a key force at NEPCON China 2016. The new comers boasted creativity and innovation. Thanks to the demonstration platform of NEPCON China, they competed head to head against international brand names. Leading new comers included Shenzhen Longteng Circuit, Shanghai Qinghuan, and Changzhou GK-Precision. Existing and new exhibitors joined hands as they demonstrated industry development trends as well as a dynamic industry chain to offer best value added to the visitors.   


Innovation drives smart concept

A professional electronics event is like a barometer of industry future development as it provides the latest updates of the industry. The transformation happening now in the SMT sector was fully demonstrated at NEPCON China 2016 and gathered numerous visitors. At the newly launched Hall 2, three demonstration zones of PCB, EMA, and EMS gathered together to enjoy the spotlight of the event.

The Chinese manufacturing industry has long relied on labor intensive practice. Industry transformation has been hindered by multiple weaknesses. With the rising internet+ concept as well as the implementation of the Made in China 2025 strategy, the innovation drive of business players has been truly unleashed. Smart, automation, and clean concepts have been adding new contents to the manufacturing industry. At the EMA zone of NEPCON China 2016, multiple industry leaders demonstrated their advanced solutions that represented the international cutting-edge of smart and automation trends.

Automobile electronics, consumer electronics, display, telecommunication, medical electronics, and clean energy have been included as part of NEPCON China 2016 as smart robotics, internet+, IoT, and high performance IC combined to provide key highlights. The connectivity between the emerging sectors offered a whole new world of electronics manufacturing with different sectors joining hands to push forward industry dynamics. 

Multiple forums share brain storming power

Apart from demonstrating the state-of-the-art, NEPCON China 2016 helped promote exchange between industry colleagues and link up upstream and downstream players. During the three-day event, the organizer offered about a dozen high-quality international forums that gathered business, industry, and academic colleagues who shared industry development in automation, automobile, telecommunication, intelligence, and biology sectors. As an optimal platform for technical exchange, the forums enhanced engagement between suppliers and industry customers.


Emerging trends were explored in smart wearable and PCB micro-assembly forums, nextgen smart telecommunication summit, 2016 China new energy automobile core electronics technical exchange, NEPCON and smart plant 1.0 – electronics future forum, among others. Brand name forums continued, such as new electronics materials forum, ESD summit, engineers’ salon and SMT community meeting. The forums offered colorful themes as well as the cutting-edge of different sectors. Experts, exhibitors, and trade visitors flocked to the forums and addressed challenges to the Chinese electronics manufacturing industry by exploring in-depth industry problems and optimal sustainable development solutions.

Golden service to ensure best event experience on multiple dimensions

To provide optimal experience to the visitors, NEPCON China 2016 strived towards service breakthroughs with innovative offerings that had been well received by the visitors.

To attract more trade visitors, the organizer launched the pre-and in-show incentive program three months ahead of the event. Promotional messages, free admission for pre-reg visitors, on-site lucky draw, and other forms of promotion helped motivate great visitor enthusiasm. In addition, the organizer worked hard to promote the event online by offering comprehensive communication channels and sharing detailed information about exhibit layout, floor plan, and other related instructions that ensured a smooth experience for all visitors. The exhibitors regarded NEPCON China 2016 as a key opportunity to enhance their brand names. The organizer launched designated sections for exhibitors on the home page of the official website that introduced exhibits. Wechat and Weibo as well as mobile app were used to support promotion of leading exhibitors. Visitors got the latest updates about products, offers, and news via Wechat. Business partners got to exchange with ease in a way to promote deal making.

The conclusion of NEPCON China 2016 does not mean a pause of the development of the Chinese electronics manufacturing industry. Innovation and accelerated pace of industry restructuring are a must given serious industry situation home and abroad. New products and technologies will provide a more solid foundation for industry growth. As the first stop of the NEPCON series in China, Shanghai was a complete success. More events are coming as we look forward to a splendid year of 2016 for the industry.

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