The next China International Hardware Show (CIHS) in Shanghai will take place this year from 10 – 12 October. The organisers are thus keeping to the new dates in the first half of October to which the trade fair was rescheduled at short notice in 2018. Koelnmesse China and the China National Hardware Association expect that this early specification this year and a new trade fair concept will lead to the participation of over 3 000 exhibitors; in 2018, 2 530 companies were represented in Shanghai. Unlike then, the exhibition area will also be over only one level of the National Exhibition and Convention Center again; 120 000 m² are available. In addition to the buyers from Europe and North and South America, the organisers also want to more strongly address visitors from the new emerging markets in Asia.
In 2019 they will be focussing on internationality and quality brands which will be exhibited in Hall 5.1. There will be country pavilions, among others, from Germany, the USA, Taiwan, South Korea, Turkey and India. The special trade fair China International Building Hardware & Fastener Show, which is assigned to the CIHS, and the China International Locks & Security Doors Show, will also be taking place at the same time.
New in the supporting programme is an industry forum, to which experts from the Chinese National Hardware Association and the international DIY retail association Edra/Ghin are invited. This will be concerned with, for example, European retailers’ norms in the procurement of tools and hardware.