IG China 2007 – Exhibition and conference report


Considered by many to be the largest exhibition of industrial gas equipment, gas companies and service industries around the world, IG China took place on the 5-7th of September in Shanghai.

gasworld attended a hot and humid exhibition organised by AIT Events, in association with the Chinese Industrial Gases Association (CIGIA) with figures showing that over 1500 people visited the exhibition on the first day alone.

The Exhibition took place at the Shanghai Mart Expo in the city centre as the 9th trade fair laid on for the industrial gases community in China. According to the organisers there were around 4,700 visitors and 182 exhibitors present this year, including several international companies.

Interestingly, it was some of the local equipment manufacturers which had the largest stands at the exhibition, including BTIC, Jindan, Shanghai High Pressure (cylinders), Enric, and CIMC (cryogenic equipment).
Air Liquide were the only international gases company with any significant presence at the show this year and the primary sponsor of both the Gases Forum, and Hydrogen Forum conferences which took place during the 3 days in Shanghai.

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