The 16th China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT 2019) organized by China Machine Tool & Tool Builders’ Association and co-organized by China International Exhibition Center Group, will be held in Beijing China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) from April 15 to 20, 2019. At that time, CIMT 2019 will again attract global attention as the most important world machine tool event of the year.
First of all, on behalf of China Machine Tool & Tool Builders’ Association and China International Exhibition Center Group, the co-organizer, let me express my warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to all friends from the media at the conference. Next, I’d like to give you an overall introduction of preparation for the high-attentioned exhibition.
Since its initiation in 1989, China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) has gone through 30 years of development with the pace of continuous opening and rapid development of China economy. With the elaborate cultivation of the organizers,the enthusiastic support and active participation of exhibitors worldwide, and the joint efforts of relevant partners and colleagues in the industry, the scale of the exhibition has been expanding, and the brand status and industry influence have been continuously enhanced. As one of the four famous international exhibitions in the world machine tool industry, CIMT is not only a grand event to show the world's advanced manufacturing technology and machine tool products, but also an important platform to promote Sino-foreign technological exchanges and trade cooperation. It is also the best window to get a close understanding of the changes in the market demand of China--- the largest consumer market of machine tool & tool. CIMT2017, which was successfully held two years ago, had an exhibition area of 131,000 square meters. 1653 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions participated in the exhibition. It attracted 126,000 visitors from 82 countries and regions to visit and purchase. The total number of visitors reached 320,000 man- times.
Looking back at the past year of 2018, it was a year of dramatic increased pressure and challenges for industry enterprises. China's automotive production and sales showed a negative annual growth for the first time in 28 years, coupled with the fluctuated change amid Sino-US trade frictions, not only brought more uncertainty to the machine tool & tool market, but also brought a direct impact on the investment and business confidence of machine tool enterprises.
In the new year, facing the uncertainties brought by the complex domestic and foreign economic environment and the severe challenge of downward fluctuation of the overall demand of machine tool & tool market since the second half of 2018, it is more important for enterprises to accurately grasp the future development direction for the industry. As a barometer of the market, CIMT2019 will also reflect the latest developments of the industry and market from one side.
The theme of this exhibition is "Win the Smart Future Together". This theme accurately and distinctly reflects the characteristics of the times of the market and industry development of China's machine tool & tool industry, and indicates the future development trend of the industry.