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[post_content] => This year’s China International Hazardous Chemicals Safety and Logistics Expo 2018 (HCC 2018) took place on 5 and 6 September in the Hangzhou International Expo Centre, the famous location of the 2016 G20 summit. The event, which was jointly organised by AIT Events and the Hazardous Goods Sub-Association, covered a total area of 10,000 m2
and hosted more than 200 exhibitors from China and overseas.
HCC is a new trade show tailored to the needs of the hazardous chemicals industry. The aim is that the event will to become an interactive platform where domestic and international entities, associations and governmental authorities can meet, discuss and address issues with industry players and manufacturers across the entire supply chain. Topics raised at HCC this year ranged from safety in the production and storage of chemicals and the logistics chain, all the way to urgent rescue, anti-explosion supervision and management.
HCC 2018 garnered support from multiple cross-industrial organisations and companies such as Cybermax, Shanghai Chemical Research Institute, CIMC and INGAS, all of whom exhibited the latest, most cutting-edge products and technologies. More than 2,200 visitors attended the exhibition over the course of the two days, including local safety supervision bodies, and chemicals and products testing authorities from Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Sichuan provinces.
UP AND COMING
As of 2017, China has 19,000 companies involved in the production of hazardous chemicals, 265,000 involved in distribution and trade, and 5,500 in the storage business, employing 10m people across the board. According to AIT, there are bottle-necked technical issues within the hazardous chemicals industry and its safety management. Few companies have deployed advanced management methods and technical tools, says the company. “We would like to promote the technical transfer of safety technology for hazardous chemicals,” says Jerry Xu, marketing director of AIT Events. “Our efforts will be put into technical research and development for HAZOP. We want to help chemical enterprises do away with low-end techniques, technology and equipment, and improve the competence of employees to help reduce safety risks.”
Organisation of HCC 2018 followed an announcement made in December 2017 by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information that posed an implementation plan to move all hazardous chemicals enterprises to specified industrial zones, for which provinces such as Jiangsu, Tianjin, Jiangxi and Gansu have all provided migration execution plans. According to statistics released by the Chemical Industrial Zone Committee, only 8 per cent of chemical industrial zones are classified as super-large or large. Some of these zones are at the beginning stages of construction, with others not far behind.
After its year-long marketing campaign, the event organisers stated that the goal of putting together a successful show and high-profile forum has, in their eyes, been realised.
AIT’s mission is to create business-to-business (B2B) opportunities for both foreign and Chinese business partners by organising conferences and trade fairs as well as related tailor-made events and services. The events company, founded 15 years ago, has experienced huge growth in international markets, having now organised 100 exhibitions across the globe.
HCC 2019 will take place on 19 and 20 September 2019, once again at the Hangzhou International Expo Centre. More information can be found at www.hcchina.org
[post_title] => China: Breaking the mould
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