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ACHEMA Worldwide News2/2015

Worldwide News ACHEMASIA 2016 — MEET THE FUTURE OF CHINA’S PROCESS Since its establishment more than 25 years ago, AchemAsia has become the prime communication hub for suppliers of the process industries to benefit from the chances that China continues to offer. With AchemAsia 2016 being already the 10th event in a successful row, this is the platform to stay in touch with the rapid changes China’s process industry is facing today, and to seize opportunities which might be less obvious than in the early years — but are still there. DR. THOMAS SCHEURING* Irrespective of the recent volatility of its stock market and a slight slowdown in growth rates, there is still no other economy in the world which comes even close to China’s modernization pace and economic drive. And the demand for innovative solutions in the process industries is probably higher than ever. At the same time, there is no other event in China for the chemical process industry which rivals AchemAsia in terms of nationwide visibility, standing and networking potential. What are AchemAsia’s key features? • most international — and most visible — event for China’s process industry, • face-to-face communication with experts and decision makers, • partnering arena among China’s heavyweights and trendsetters, • consistent economic growth for more than two decades, • foreign investors welcome, • successful reform policy, • steady deregulation and adaptation to market economy structures, • shift from export-driven, commodityproduct economy to high-tech innovative economy, • enormous biotech potential with approx. 5,000 biotech companies, • large market for agrochemicals, • global powerhouse for the production of industrial goods, • increasing competitiveness of products “made in China”, • chemical process industry on pole position in China’s economy, • substantial progress in the protection of intellectual property rights. Through AchemAsia the potential of this market becomes approachable even for Western SMEs which cannot afford a permanent branch office in the PR China. The platform for Asia's process industry is firmly established in China: 418 exhibitors from 23 countries and 12,470 visitors were very satisfied with AchemAsia 2013. • stepping stone to investment decisions, • showcase for innovations, • integrated technical solutions for all sectors of the process industries, • opportunity to recruit new personnel, • synergies through DECHEMA’s global network. The successful positioning of Achem- Asia was not achieved over night. In fact it is the result of our commitment to the Chinese market since the mid eighties, when China’s role as global economic power was barely visible on the horizon, and the approach of doing business there was anything but mainstream. These are the top reasons why China remains a business destination no one can afford to ignore: • the world’s number one in foreign investments, • the world’s second largest consumer — and third largest producer — of chemical products, * T. Scheuring is CEO, DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH. 8 A special edition from PROCESS


ACHEMA Worldwide News2/2015
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