Below is directly off the AMT Online news section regarding the CCMT 2010 show (China CNC Machine Tool Fair - 2010) in Nanjing, China, held April 12-16
This was such impressive news that it is worth repeating here. IMTS will have an Emerging Technology Center where MTConnect will once again be the HIT OF THE SHOW. Great job Peter and Athulan!
CCMT provides a venue to promote both IMTS and MTConnect® in ChinaAMT has recently taken MTConnect® and IMTS show promotion to a new venue. AMT’s booth at the CCMT 2010 show (China CNC Machine Tool Fair - 2010) in Nanjing, China, held April 12-16, included the first demonstration of MTConnect in the China market. AMT China General Manager Xingbin Li and Shanghai Regional Manager Sean Jiang were instrumental in setting up advance meetings with several of the largest Chinese builders to familiarize them with MTConnect.
How did it go? By the end of the first day of the show, one manufacturer, Dalian Machine Tool Group, had already hooked one of their machines on the show floor into the booth demonstration and several others had made appointments for custom demonstrations! By the close of the show, several interviews were given to manufacturing publications and MTConnect was the surprise “buzz” of the show.
On the IMTS side, AMT staff met with several groups representing delegations planning to attend the show and were able to present Chicago highlights in Chinese with the support of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
During the show, Peter Eelman, AMT Vice President – Exhibitions & Communications, met with the CMTBA President Wu Bailin and his staff, who are assisting in IMTS promotion in China and will sponsor the CIMT Show in Beijing next April. CIMT will again include an AMT/USA Pavilion. Details on AMT member participation will be available on AMTonline.org.
The trip also marked the first visit to China for AMT Exhibitions Operations Coordinator Meredith Fabrizio, who enjoyed her first Asian show experience despite cold weather conditions in unheated exhibition halls. “Exhibiting in a Chinese Trade Show has given me valuable knowledge which I will utilize when assisting AMT/USA Pavilion exhibitors in preparing for CIMT 2011. The overall experience taught me to be very flexible and to be open to new ways of doing things. My recommendations to first timers in China are to be over prepared, but willing to adapt, and to definitely try the dumplings!”
After wrapping up the show in Nanjing, Mr. Li, Mr. Eelman and Ms. Fabrizio traveled to Beijing to organize operational details for next year’s CIMT, and were greeted with a pleasant surprise: A train line under construction will connect the new China International Exhibition Center with downtown Beijing in time for next year’s show!