The 11th International Shipbuilding, Ports and Marine Equipment Exhibition for China, also known as Shiptech China 2014, kicked off at the World Expo Center in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China’s Liaoning Province, October 21, 2014.
The exhibition is aimed at strengthening the cooperation and exchange in the international marine industry, and promoting resource integration, capital connection, commercial agglomeration as well as cooperation and trade.
The city’s vice mayor Liu Yan attended the opening ceremony and addressed the opening.
Initiated in 1992 in Dalian, the exhibition has become the second largest one of its kind in China.
The exhibition has set up five exhibition zones including shipbuilding, marine engineering, marine service, ocean exploration and shipping.
More than 20 large shipbuilding companies from home and abroad, almost 200 marine equipment companies, 8 international exhibition groups, 7 international ship classification societies, roughly 100 firms from 17 countries and regions, as well as 430 domestic and overseas exhibitors took part in this exhibition, which covers an exhibition area of 23,000 square meters.
The event is expected to attract 20,000 professional audiences.
"Dalian plays an important role in fields of port, industry, tourism, trade and finance in North China. After over 100 years’ development, the city has formed a well-structured shipbuilding industry system covering an extensive fields. The city’s production capability in the marine engineering industry topped other cities in China, laying the groundwork for building a world class ship and ocean engineering base in Dalian.", said Liu Yan, vice mayor of Dalian city.
Liu also hopes that companies in the marine industry and professional audiences will promote technology innovation and resolve the contradiction of excess capacity in a positive way while displaying new products and technologies during the exhibition.
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