ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2017 Draws 8.7-Percent Attendance Increase

October 24, 2017

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2017, the premier HVAC platform presenting one-stop individual heating and home comfort solutions to East and Central China, ended on a positive note.

The 2017 fair prominently featured state-of-the-art designs and technologies with energy efficiency and environmental protection key concerns.

With an increasingly affluent population that aspires to greater living standards, simple yet effective heating solutions have become a top priority in order to handle colder winters in the region.

Held Sept. 5-7 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, the fair was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd and Shanghai Zhanye Exhibition Co Ltd.

The fair maintained its position as an influential and comprehensive heating and ventilation event by receiving strong industry support, that was demonstrated by its largest visitor figures in recent years.

The fair welcomed 17,965 visitors (2016: 16,527) – an increase of over 8.7 percent from last year’s exhibition.

Reflecting the fact that ISH Shanghai is the industry’s leading event for HVAC industries in East and Central China, the fair welcomed 188 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions.

Lucia Wong, deputy general nanager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, commented: “ISH Shanghai & CIHE is one of the most important events for East and Central China’s HVAC market, and the strong business results for exhibitors and buyers this edition once again validates that. The amount of new business and industry feedback that was generated at the show, as expressed by many exhibitors, was the most pleasing aspect for us.”

Li Hongbo, general manager at Beijing B&D Exhibition Co Ltd, added: “With the pursuit of higher standards of living, the desire for more efficient and comfortable heating in the home has been growing more rapidly than ever before in the East and Central regions of China. We will continue to link up market needs with technological innovation into a platform for the HVAC industry to network and achieve its business objectives.”

For 2017, the notion of comfortable living continues to be an important theme for ISH Shanghai & CIHE.

Many overseas and domestic enterprises use the Shanghai fair as a springboard to penetrate the region’s promising HVAC market.

The European Pavilion joined the fair for the fourth time to accommodate the growing demands for HVAC solutions in East and Central China by showcasing its state-of-the-art heating solutions. Furthermore, the returning Premium and newly launched Diankou Zones showcased some of the most innovative HVAC suppliers from China and international countries and regions. Aside from heating, fresh air and air purification as well as water treatment were the defining sections of the fair.

A series of fringe events also were available to encourage debate amongst industry peers and possibly formulate new business strategies. A wealth of industry professionals gathered to network and exchange valuable market intelligence and technical know-how.

Song Weimin, chairman of the Chinese Building Metal Structure Association Comfort Home Branch, was one of the speakers at the forum.

He remarked: “Improved living standards and a stronger awareness of environmental protection have both contributed to the exponential growth of the comfortable living industry. At the fair we noticed both dealers and sales agents transitioning their businesses into focusing more towards the comfortable living market. The conference helped reinforce the importance of energy-saving, environmental protection and comfort and hygiene, which further benefits the research and development, production and sales of such products.”

The next ISH Shanghai & CIHE will be held Sept. 3-5, 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. It is headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany, which is the world’s leading trade fair for the Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Air-Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies. The mother event will take place March 11-15, 2019. For more information, please visit

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