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China is relying on its own strategy in order to face the challenges of Industry 4.0 – a discussion point at CIHS
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China International Hardware Show 2016 (CIHS) will be held in the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai) on October 21 to 23. The event in 2016 will attract more fresh elements and provide more convenient experience for both exhibitors and visitors, as announced by the organiser, Koeln­­messe.
In this context, Internet Plus will play a very important role. The Prime Minister Li Kegiang officially proclaimed this strategy in March 2015. It is being compared with information superhighway and Industry 4.0 and whose aim is to give new impulses to the Chinese economy.
Internet Plus has already been successfully applied in the hardware industry. Many online platforms and channels are springing up. CIHS 2016 will invite a large number of domestically and internationally well-known online platforms to exhibit their products and services during the event. Combining the Internet and the event is a means of supplementing online and offline transaction modes, according to the organisers.
Their reasoning is: With the popularity of the Internet, online transaction mode is becoming the tool that China's buyers use to search for domestic products. Moreover, online transaction mode also plays an important role for overseas buyers who want to purchase China's products. The organisers of CIHS hope that CIHS continues to bring its superiority of networking into full play and create more trading and exchanging platforms for the suppliers and buyers.
Meanwhile, next year's event is already approaching fast. The IHA Conference (International Federation of Hardware and Housewares Association) will be co-held with CIHS in Shanghai in 2017. A roadshow of both CIHS and IHA Conference will be held in several places. Special marketing events were held respectively during the International Hardware Fair Cologne, in France and the National Hardware Show (Las Vegas).
With the development of CIHS, the event has gradually strengthened its international awareness. CIHS 2016 will cooperate with the Engineering Export Promotion Council, India (EEPC) and welcome EEPC pavilion. There will also be several onsite activities: India Import & Export Summit Forum, China Grinding Tools and Abrasives Export Forum, Match…
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