Due to a very positive outcome at the 2013 show, SPS - Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou officially confirms its 2014 edition. The fair will once again be held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from 3 - 5 March, where leading domestic and overseas suppliers will showcase the latest advancements in automation technology. At the 2013 edition, 448 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions participated. With the increasing demand for automation technology, especially in China's manufacturing sector, the 2014 fair is expecting to achieve an even higher figure in exhibitor recruitment.
Commenting on the Guangzhou fair's goals in 2014, Mr Louis Leung, Deputy General Manager at Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd shared: "We reached some great heights for our niche sector in 2013, and I believe we will continue this momentum into 2014. For the next edition, we expect to attract over 500 exhibitors from around the world, and utilise 35,000 sqm of exhibition space. As automation technology continues to play a central role in Southern China's development, we also expect visitor figures to reach more than 30,000. While this number will be made up primarily of domestic visitors, a high number of international buyers are expected to come to source control systems, software, drive systems and sensors from increasingly sophisticated Chinese suppliers. The 2014 fair will reconfirm why it is the leading annual industry platform for the region."
With only one and a half months into exhibitor recruitment, the show has already lined up several influential brands for 2014. Approximately 75% of booth space has already been reserved by top firms such as Autonics, Beckhoff, Contrinex, Higen Motor, Kacon, Mecano, Sanyo Denki and Ushio.