For the past ten years, Alpitec China has had a significant impact on the market for mountain and winter technologies in China and is going to celebrate its tenth edition together with ISPO BEIJING in the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing from the 24th to the 27th of January 2018.
Alpitec China 2017 was a success, with 68 exhibitors coming from 11 countries and over 40,000 visitors, together with ISPO Beijing. To celebrate its tenth edition, Alpitec China 2018 presents itself bigger than ever. The exhibition area of the international trade show for mountain and winter technologies increases by over 60% and will be well over 4,000 square meters. So far, ten new exhibitors have already confirmed their booth.
The Chinese winter sports sector is enjoying constant growth as it is preparing for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, just four years after the XXIII Winter Olympics, which will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from the 9th to the 25th of February 2018. The planning phase of the infrastructure for the Olympics in Beijing is about to start and international firms are in competition to gain a major contract. There is also a big interest for winter sports on a political level and more and more Chinese companies present themselves at Alpitec China. Reflecting this positive development, Alpitec China is growing as well, constantly working to respond to the increasing demands of a booming Asian market. The trade show will give a complete overview of the sector.
For all the operators of ski resorts and cable cars that want to be ready for the challenges of the future, the Asia Pacific Snow Conference will once again be the meeting point. The APSC already registered an attendance record with over 400 participants in 2017. On this occasion, Wu Bin presented the results of "The White Book 2016", which examines the status quo of ski resorts in China: since last year, ski resorts have increased by 14% (from 568 to 646) and skiers by 20% (from 12,500,000 to 15,100,000). China has already 850 magic carpets with a total length of 128 km, including 232 new carpets in 2016 (+37.52%). The ski resorts also installed 1180 new snowmaking machines (+29.50%) for a total of 5180. 410 snow grooming machines, 80 of them newly added in 2016 (+24.24%), are used to prepare the slopes.
In this context, the international trade show for mountain and winter technologies has successfully established itself as the leading business and information platform in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a unique opportunity to find out about product innovations presented by the key players of the sector, to maintain relationships with the Chinese costumers and to make new business contacts: “We are proud to provide an important gateway to the rapidly growing Asian winter sports market and are looking forward to writing yet another chapter of this success story in 2018”, says Thomas Mur, Managing Director of Fiera Bolzano.
The 10th edition of Alpitec China will be held from the 24th to the 27th of January 2018 in the China National Convention Center of Beijing, together with ISPO Beijing, the international trade show for winter sports equipment in the Asia-Pacific region.