The new facility offers 200,000m2 of exhibition and meeting room space. BICES 2017 had 1,051 exhibitors and nearly 125,000 visitors and BICES 2019 will see an increase in these numbers, says the China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA), one of the main organisers of the event.
After a five-year depression, the Chinese construction machinery industry is showing rapid growth. Sales volume of major machinery grew 45.7% in 2017 and export volume increased 18.5%. For example, sales of excavators in China increased 48.4% to 60,061 for the period January to March 2018 compared with the same period the previous year. Loader sales increased 33.5% to 30,589, and graders 48.9% to 1,543.
BICES is a mirror of the Chinese market, says Qi Jun, chairman of the CCMA. There is an enormous need for construction machinery in the country as the recent sales figures show, he says.
BICES 2019 is an opportunity for international manufacturers to display their machines to the market and for visitors to see Chinese products from companies such as Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group and Sunward. Su Zimeng, vice chairman of the CCMA, is confident that BICES will continue to grow.