Chinese Exhibition Well Positioned for Growth
The fourth China International Rubber & Tyre Industry Exhibition 2007 (RTF), held between May 11 and 13 in the city of Qingdao, Shandong Province, was the largest in the show’s history. Sponsored by the Shandong Provincial Rubber Industry Association and organised by Qingdao Jinnuo Exhibition Co. Ltd., RTF has become China’s third largest tyre and rubber exhibition, attracting 120 exhibitors and 4,200 attendees from around the world. Some of the exhibition’s major participants included Lanxess, Sartomer, Daikin, Schill+Seilacher, NDC, U-Can, Instron, Berstorff, Mesnac, Triangle, Linglong, Doublestar and Sailun.
The key events at RTF 2007 included a number of high-profile conferences held in conjunction with the exhibition – the Chinese Rubber Industry Information Release Conference, organised by the Shandong Provincial Rubber Industry Association, and the Qingdao International Rubber-Plastics Conference, organised by Qingdao University of Science and Technology. These events attracted nearly 600 industrial industry professionals.
China’s Shandong Province has emerged as the centre of China’s tyre and rubber industry, and boasts over 800 rubber processing enterprises. The province’s total consumption of natural rubber accounts for 50 per cent of China’s total consumption. As China’s leading rubber industry base, Qingdao’s rubber output value accounts for a quarter of the country’s total output value. RTF therefore believes it is well positioned to help domestic and overseas industry take advantage of the region’s spectacular growth.