Editor’s pickFenestration BAU China celebrates successful premiere
The inaugural FENESTRATION BAU China (FBC) celebrated a successful premiere. 625 exhibitors presented solutions for the Chinese construction market over an area of 48,500sqm.
Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer, deputy CEO of Messe München, said, “The event showed that demand for customised, high quality materials and solutions for planning and building in China is growing continuously.”
New products, smart technologies, and precise solution proposals can be assessed and used directly in current projects. In the coming years, FENESTRATION BAU China will be expanded to resemble BAU in Munich, with a complete range of products for the industry.
Cathy Peng, Board Chairman of FBC (MMU) added, “The event offered participants the ideal opportunity for communication and research into new products, market trends, and potential solutions. High quality, sustainable building plays an increasingly important role in China. This can be seen in the growing number of initiatives from the government.”
Most exhibitors were from China, followed by Germany, Italy, the USA, and Belgium. The number of visitors totaled 95,000. They were mostly architects, planners, and engineers. Some of the products on display were BAU IT, building automation, building technology and tools.
Dirk Fell, Asia Pacific managing director of the Hörmann Group, said that the event met his expectations, as seen from the quality of the visitors to the company’s booth. He said, “This year, we had many decision-makers and, especially, architects visit us and we were able to show our new products, which are customized for the Chinese market, directly to the people who matter.”
“Our goal is to successively expand the segments and extend the conference programme to make FENESTRATION BAU China the most important platform for the entire construction industry in the Asian region,” Matthias Strauss, Project director of FBC, explained.
“Having knowledge of BAU, the BAU Congress China, and Fenestration China under one roof offers added value to our trade visitors that is not present at many other events,” added Mirko Arend, Project director of BAU Munich and responsible for the BAU Cluster.
In addition, visitors were also given insights into the developments and requirements of the unique Chinese market. “Talks to Architects” allowed interested parties to ask questions on current construction projects. There were also discussion forums about the topic of buildings.
At “Talks to Distributors”, trade dealers provided information about current operating models. The inaugural Prefabricated Building and Real Estate Development Forum also took place at FENESTRATION BAU China. In addition to current standards, the latest trends in prefabricated building were also discussed at this newly created platform. Fenestration Days China was held in the run-up to the trade fair. The latest technologies and trends in the area of windows and doors were presented here.
The next FENESTRATION BAU China will take place from October 31 to November 3, 2018 at the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC) in Beijing.
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