This year marks the 20th year since the China International Hardware Show (CIHS) was founded in 2000. From 2021, the venue for the CIHS has changed to the Shanghai Pudong New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The show will be held from October 8 to 10, 2021, and will be located at W1-5 and N1-5 in the SNIEC.
It is known that the 19th CIHS was successfully held along with the development of China's hardware industry, and has been honoured as the industry's "bellwether", "barometer" and "booster". When the show first began, the export value of China's hardware industry was about USD 3.8 billion; currently, the industry's export value stands at about USD 100 billion, which refers to about 34 times increase over 20 years. This achievement is not only attributable to the international development of hardware enterprises after China entered the WTO, but also thanks to the positive contribution of the CIHS.
Over the past 19 years, the show has been firmly focused on serving the hardware manufacturing industry by exhibiting new products, technologies, materials and designs, and has constantly made optimization depending on market demands.
Complying with the needs of the industry and market, CIHS has grown rapidly with an annual increase of nearly 10,000 square meters since its establishment. By 2019, CIHS has become the industry's top professional hardware show, with an overall area of 120,000 square meters, almost 3,000 exhibitors and over 40,000 visitors.
With the Covid-19 epidemic under control in China, enterprises are gradually resuming work and production. the development trend of the hardware industry, especially export situation of this year has recently become the industry's main focus. The hardware industry has gradually resumed regular production, but orders and sales, especially exports, have been partly affected by the epidemic. Recently, the organizers of CIHS have on one hand strengthened the research and judgment of the industry's development, submitted recommendations to relevant departments，on the other hand actively sought opportunities for the industry so that sales can be improved.
Organised by China National Hardware Association and Koelnmesse GmbH, the 20 th CIHS has currently fully started the domestic and international exhibition recruitment and promotion. With an all-new image CIHS will create a more solid platform for export enterprises in its 20 th year. CIHS will continue the market-oriented and technology-oriented positioning and lead enterprises to promote technical improvement, implement strategies of innovation, quality and green development. In the future, CIHS will extract related topics according to the industry’s development trend hold targeted activities to lead and promote the sustainable, healthy and high-quality development of hardware industry.