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CIA2007 rated a success

Posted: 10 December 2007

ControlsAsia, InstrumentAsia & AnaLabAsia (CIA2007) attracted 6,838 business and trade visitors.

The four-day trade show provided a focused marketplace for process engineering, instrumentation and analytical technology suppliers to meet their respective clientele in the chemical and petrochemical processing, refining, food and beverage processing, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceutical, as well as pulp and paper industries.

CIA 2007 showcased innovative products and services from more than 623 exhibiting companies from 43 countries and regions.

Visitors to the exhibitions were impressed by the display of new technologies, and exhibitors were pleased with the valuable visitors.

“We met a good number of foreign visitors to the show, which is helpful since our business spans across the region. We look forward to seeing more valuable buyers in the next CIA, we will be back to exhibit again in 2009.” said Voo Chung Mong, Product Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd.

“Weidmuller is here to expand its customer base and create awareness of the products and services we offer. This is our first time participating at CIA2007, and I found the exhibition is professionally well-organised.” said Mark Lim Yeun Chen, Senior Sales and Application Engineer, Weidmuller.

Another satisfied exhibitor, Janet Ng, Marketing, Lee Hung Scientific Pte Ltd said, “CIA is an excellent platform in pulling together instrumentation providers and industrial users to share and exchange latest technology and knowledge. With our participation in successive years, it not only generates potential leads, but also broadens our gateway to the Asian market. This event is a remarkable venue where we have the opportunity to meet and network with our global business partners and enrich our scientific know-how. To CIA, we give our two thumbs up!”

Exhibitors established plenty of industry contacts, secured prospective business deals and generated new sales leads. The value CIA has brought to exhibitors was evident through repeat exhibitors to the show.

“CIA is an important show for us to present our products to customers. This is the sixth time we are exhibiting at CIA since the Singapore office was set up in 1996. We have also increased our presence from a 12sqm booth to a 36sqm booth,” said Marcus von Kloeden, Managing Director of Metrohm Singapore Pte Ltd.

First-time and regular visitors to CIA sang praises on the quality of the show. Many of them found CIA to be a good sourcing ground for their solution needs and the ideal place to meet existing and prospective business partners.

“I am at CIA2007 to build contacts and collect product information. I met a customer in March and concluded a refrigeration deal for a reasonably good price. This exhibition allows me to follow up with this customer again. In addition, I met a Spanish company, which I will be following up for future business collaboration,” said Per Holst, Regional Sales Manager, Gram Commercial A/S, Germany.

Many visitors had also indicated that they would return to visit CIA again, and hope to see more technologies and exhibitors in the next show.

”This is my first visit to CIA. I have come here to buy products such as Vicat, water bath / oil bath and viscosity online testing, which I had managed to find. CIA2007 had also widened my contacts for other products that I am looking for. I am very pleased with the results and I am going to return again.” said Mr. Kalayil Thomas Varghese, Regional Managing Director, Reynolds Polymer Technology Asia Ltd, Thailand.

“This is my first visit to CIA and Enviro Asia. I am impressed with the quality of the shows and find that the exhibitions are critical for today’s environmentally conscious world. I’ll definitely be back and hope to see more in 2009,” said Peter Birkett, Director, EnBiz, New Zealand.

Rae Chan, Manager, H&H Precision, Precision Engineering, Singapore added, “I found the CIA website useful and informative as it helped me narrow my search prior to coming to the show. I was able to take note and research on all the companies I am interested to approach. I also came to view the latest technologies available in the market, and would like to see more fluid control system companies exhibiting at the show. I will come back for the next show.”

“This is my first time at CIA2007. I am very happy with what I can find here. In this exhibition, I got to know the future trend of automation and many new products in this industry. I have also received a lot of business contacts that I can bring back to India. I have also attended the conferences (ICS Technical Forum), which were very informative for me. I must congratulate SES for a very well organized exhibition. There are many international companies here and they represent all technologies combining under 1 big umbrella.” said Mr. Kailash Chandra Tripathy, Deputy General Manager, NTPC (National Thermal Power Corp.) Ltd, India.

Minora Nagahama, Research and Development Section, Sasakura Engineering Co. Ltd, Japan achieved the objective of obtaining business contacts at the show. “This is my first visit to the exhibition. I came with the intention to gather contacts and network for business purposes and I was able to achieve my goal. I find that the instrument exhibiting companies at the exhibition are good and this show is the best in Asia. I will come back again.”

22.3% of the 6,838 visitors to CIA2007 was from overseas. Enviro Asia, which was held alongside CIA, was attended by 5,035 visitors, 22.6% of the visitors coming from abroad.

Tee Boon Teong, Project Director for Engineering Events, Singapore Exhibition Services said: “We are pleased with the industry’s response and we are glad that CIA is able to offer both exhibitors and visitors the opportunities to network and conclude business deals. We hope to being more value to all participants at the next CIA in 2009.”

The next CIA will return in 2009 from December 1 to 4 to Suntec Singapore.





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