12 November 2013 - The first ever Intermodal Asia exhibition and conference will take place at the Shanghai World Expo Centre from 1-3 April 2014 and, with over 90% of the exhibition space already booked, it is all set to be a very successful industry event
Intermodal Asia 2014 is organised by Informa Exhibitions in joint partnership with China’s leading container association, the CCIA (China Container Industry Association). The event will also benefit from the full support of the world’s largest container manufacturer, CIMC (China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd.), who is the chairman member company of the CCIA.
“As the exclusive partner of Intermodal Asia, we are delighted to be so heavily involved in the launch of this leading industry event” says Mr Mai Bo Liang the CCIA Chairman, who is also the President of CIMC. “The full support of our membership and other industry contacts will ensure the event’s success. We are delighted to be working with Informa on this successful and highly anticipated launch and we look forward to welcoming the industry to Intermodal Asia next year in April 2014.”
“Following years of demand for an Asian Intermodal event, we are looking forward to delivering this new event, opening up countless opportunities for participating companies and visitors” says Sophie Ahmed, Event Director, Intermodal Asia.
The partnership between Informa and the CCIA, supported by CIMC, ensures this will be an industry-led event. It will have both an international and a regional focus, delivering local and international exhibitors and visitors. It will be the first time such a large scale event has run in China – making it an essential visit for container, logistics and intermodal professionals.
Visitors and exhibitors to Intermodal Asia will include organisations that supply, use, trade or purchase containers and container suppliers of material and components. There will also be a significant number of container manufacturers represented within the exhibition hall, with leading container manufacturers CIMC, Singamas, CXIC and Dong Fang already confirmed to exhibit. Alongside them, many of the world’s leading container leasing companies are confirmed to exhibit too – including TAL, Florens and Triton.
As well as all of this, there will be attendees from container and freight handling equipment, rail freight services, liner services, 3PLs, reefer and cold chain management companies and intermodal ports and terminals.
“The support already shown for Intermodal Asia has been overwhelming, and with the full support of the CCIA and CIMC it will truly be an industry led event. We have lots of plans for the show including the addition of some excellent visitor attractions, leading speakers and top exhibitors. We will have a high profile conference summit bringing together the top industry leaders to discuss the topics that affect the container shipping market today” says Sophie Ahmed.
“There will be a focus on world economics and international trade, looking at the relationships within intermodal industries at Intermodal Asia and looking to the future of intermodal transport” says Shi Yan Qui, the Secretary General of the CCIA.
Running alongside the exhibition will be a high level conference, with sessions held in both Mandarin and English. The conference sessions will take place on the exhibition floor, making them fully integrated into the overall event.
The decision to run the event in Shanghai means Intermodal Asia will be perfectly positioned at the heart of the container industry – where it will be anchored for the next 3 years.