The first decade of the 21st century saw China move into second place in the world when it overtook Japan in coatings output. This happened in 2002 and now it is within striking distance of dislodging USA from the number one position before the end of this decade. Having pioneered a unique model of economic development using indigenous raw materials and skill, China is now ideally poised to expand and dominate the global coatings industry.
Despite the uncertainty in the European economy and the show days were clashing with Thanksgiving Day in North America, CHINACOAT2011 reported remarkable figures:
* Covering an exhibition area close to 55,000 sqm
* A total of 24,865 visitors, including 20,702 domestic and 4,163 overseas visitors
* 1,005 exhibitors from 30 countries/regions and among them 248 were new exhibitors
* 3,248 attendees for 58 sessions of onsite technical exchange activities
As the world's largest coatings producer and consumer, China will continue to be the focal point of the global coatings industry. For the past 16 years, CHINACOAT has stayed vibrant and will continue to be a SUPER exhibition providing vast opportunities to both exhibitors and visitors.
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