KOREA METAL WEEK 2021

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KOREA METAL WEEK 2021 is growing into a global leading tradeshow for the metal industry, offering a broad range of solutions and innovative ideas for critical industrial applications

KOREA METAL WEEK started in 1989 with 102 exhibitors, and today it is Korea’s most important trade fair for the metal industry. Korea Metal Week 2021 is a globally recognized marketplace for more than 350 exhibitors and 17,000 experts engaged in industry, research and development, and all aspects of production — presenting everything from raw materials, to semi-finished and finished products, machinery, equipment, and accessories.
This leading tradeshow for the metal industry will be held at KINTEX in Goyang City from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, 2021, offering a broad range of solutions and innovative ideas for critical industrial applications.
KOREA METAL WEEK 2021 is where reppresentatives of the metal industry gather to keep up with developments in a world that is rapidly evolving, and where they go to find the resources needed to keep advancing.

KOREA METAL WEEK 2021


The product spectrum is rounded off by 14 sectors: Fastener & Wire; Foundry & Die Casting; Automobile & Machine Parts; Press & Forging; Tube & Pipe; Metal Surface Treatment & Painting; 3D Technology; Aluminum; Laser & Welding; Fundamental Manufacturing Technology; Pump Technology; Tools; Composites; Control; Measurement & Automation.
The CEO of KOREA TRADE FAIRS LTD., the organizer of the exhibition, commented, “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the co-organizers and sponsors, and I cordially invite you to be a part of the global network of exhibitors and experts participating in KOREA METAL WEEK. I hope we all take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to meet domestic and overseas buyers and exchange ideas on relevant technologies in the industry.”

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RailLog Korea Returns for its Landmark 10th Edition in June 2021

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The 10th edition of RailLog Korea, the international trade fair for railway technology, infrastructure and logistics, will take place from June 16 to 19, 2021 at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO), in Busan, South Korea. The 10th edition will assemble advanced equipment from global players across an expanded exhibition space, including parts and components, rolling stock and logistics technology.

Achieving growth of 88% since its first edition in 2013, RailLog Korea is on track to continue its positive momentum. Mr. Yong-Joon Jin, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Korea Ltd., commented: “I am delighted that RailLog Korea is nearing its 10th edition milestone. Continued exhibitor and visitor support over the years has helped us achieve both qualitative and quantitative growth. Prospects are bright as we move forward into the 10th edition, thanks to major government investment in the railway vehicle parts sector, and the growing trend toward eco-friendly modes of transportation. To meet the space needs of exhibitors, for the first time the exhibition will be expanded into Hall 3A of the Busan Exhibition & Convention Centre, taking the total number of halls from two to three.”

RailLog Korea Returns for its Landmark 10th Edition in June 2021

Among many strengths of RailLog Korea is its coverage of the latest train vehicles. For the 2021 edition, leading rolling stock manufacturers including Hyundai Rotem, Dawonsys and Woojin are expected to participate in the fair, offering a major attraction for trade buyers.

Growth potential in the Korean railway industry
Korea’s railway market sees further growth potential, aided by the current conciliatory atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula. After the historic inter-Korea summit in April 2018, the idea of restoring the disconnected cross-border traffic route gathered momentum again. The reconnection of the trans-Korean railway will bolster inter-Korean economic cooperation, creating a cornerstone for the planned Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) network, and generating lots of business opportunities.

RailLog Korea Returns for its Landmark 10th Edition in June 2021

The South Korean government is planning to invest 130 billion won (approx..US$ 121 million) from 2020 to 2026 to boost the country’s railway vehicle parts sector. In particular, it plans to replace old rolling stock during 2020 – 2024. In addition, central and local governments are promoting the expansion of railway and subway networks as eco-friendly alternatives to road transportation, aiming to usher in a ‘Green Transportation Era.’

RailLog Korea Returns for its Landmark 10th Edition in June 2021

Other recent projects also bode well for the Korean railway industry. The Seoul government has approved the 16.15km West Line light rail project, and construction will start in 2023. The Great Train eXpress (GTX) project, a high-speed rail network in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, is also set to go ahead. GTX line A is expected to open in 2024, with the Seoul government placing an order for a total of 20 eight-car trainsets for the line.
The construction of GTX line C is planned to start next year.


 
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Toward Becoming One of the Global Major EV Exhibitions Contributing to the Sustainable Global EV Industry

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International Electric Vehicle Expo

The 8th International Electric Vehicle Expo (IEVE) is scheduled to be held from May 4~7 in Jeju City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province.
The exhibition’s organizing committee is preparing the exhibition as a program through which all people in both the private and public sectors can foresee the future industry ecosystem of global eco-friendly vehicles, and prepare for responding to the energy transition and the carbon neutral era.
It is noteworthy that the so-called “Virtual Exhibition,” through which viewers will be able to watch various product line-ups in cyber space, is to be concurrently held, along with the existing on-site exhibition that will fully comply with the CV-19 quarantine standards through arranging programs optimized for the “untact” situation. For the Virtual Exhibition, which was first introduced last year, more than 40 companies are expected to participate, consisting of some global companies including ones from the UK and some promising domestic enterprises.
Various video conferences will be carried out through connecting to presenters and discussers in domestic and global locations – by utilizing video systems on a real-time basis.

International Electric Vehicle Expo


The annual general meeting of GEAN, which is composed of members in 32 nations, is planned to be held during the period of the exhibition – with an aim to exchange information on each nation’s electric vehicle (EV) industry and discuss how to cooperate among members.
The 5th Global EV Round Table, discussing issues regarding the global EVs industry and energy transition, is expected to deal with hot issues associated with future eco-friendly vehicle development and the energy transition to cope with climate change on the international level – in the presence of the high-ranking officials of Korean central government and local governments, the related industries in advanced nations, and some major manufacturers of EVs.
The EVs parades and the trial riding events at some well-known sites including the road 1100 of Mt. Halla , before the opening ceremony of the exhibition, are scheduled to take place on May 2~3.
The chairman of the organizing committee of IEVE recently explained, “To ensure the success of this year’s 8th IEVE, which will be a safer one through building on last year’s experiences, we are exerting all-out efforts. We think this exhibition will be a platform through which participants can better understand the ecosystem of the global EVs industry and share the future vision in an era of the carbon neutrality and energy transition. We are determined to make this exhibition one that leads to the popularization of EVs through the presentation of trial riding, etc., while enabling the B2B and the B2C to form networks among companies through their substantial business meetings.”


 
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Asia’s Leading Platform for the Railway an Logistics Industry

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The 10th edition of RailLog Korea will take place from June 16-19, 2021 at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center in Busan, South Korea.
RailLog Korea presents great growth potential, thanks to the geographical benefits of Busan, as the very starting point and final destination of the planned Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) network.
Busan, a hub city where all logistics functions including railroad, port, air and highway are integrated, is now stepping forward as the genuine hub for railways and logistics in Northeast Asia.

Asia’s Leading Platform for the Railway an Logistics Industry

Biennially held since 2003, RailLog Korea is positioning itself as the latest and globally competitive venue for railway technology, interior fittings, infrastructure and logistics. RailLog Korea is now ranked the world’s fourth-largest railway show with 17,000sqm of space.
RailLog Korea is the latest venue and real marketplace for the railway industry where the most advanced technologies from global players are presented, from parts and components to rolling stock and railway logistics. It also provides an insight into the region’s railway business with plentiful fringe events covering a comprehensive range of topics.

Asia’s Leading Platform for the Railway an Logistics Industry


RailLog Korea is considered a highly attractive platform for the railway industry, considering that the essential benefit of the exhibition exists for companies that hold superior technologies and the matching opportunities with buyers who require those technologies.
Korea’s railway industry faces the so-called new Renaissance era – based upon the fact that the inter-Korean railway connection project is well underway, Korea joined OSJD as a regular member, GTX is expanding, and the budget for the railway business sector surpassed that of the road transport sector.

Asia’s Leading Platform for the Railway an Logistics Industry


It is expected that more active networking among ordering organizations and suppliers will be promoted through this exhibition – due to the anticipation that increasing railway demand could be created.
The holding of 2021 RailLog Korea, which enables us to showcase Korea’s superior technology level in the railway industry, creates greater expectations of higher business performance than ever.
 
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Asia-Pacific composites community to meet at JEC Asia and eMove360° Asia for 3 full days of Business, Innovation & Knowledge

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryJEC Asia is the major, most insightful composites event in Asia-Pacific for products, solutions, networking , and advanced industry thinking.

For its 12th edition and third time in Seoul, JEC Asia 2019 will gather companies from the entire composites value chain in Asia Pacific to present their latest capabilities and innovations to the composites community and the strategic end-user’s market including: Mobility, Aeronautics, Building & Construction.
This year more than 245 exhibiting companies are expected with thousands of professionals from 49 countries to network, exchange ideas, explore new opportunities, and strengthen their business partnerships.

Addressing the impact of composites in Mobility 4.0
During the press conference held in Seoul on July 9th to introduce JEC Asia 2019 and eMove 360° Asia, a roundtable gathering speakers, experts and academics from prestigious Korean research centers specialized in carbon and composites — along with Hyundai Motor and KCTech composites experts, eMove360° Asia’s CEO & Publisher, and Korean Electric Vehicle Association representatives — exchanged views on the impact of composites in today’s and tomorrow’s mobility in the world with a focus on the Korean market.
Discussions centered around the challenges raised by Mobility 4.0 (electric connected and autonomous vehicles) and how composites can offer highly adapted solutions for the new challenges faced by this sector, particularly in the context of the rising electrification of vehicles.
Hence, the 2019 edition of JEC Asia will welcome for the first time the eMove360° Asia exhibition and conferences focusing on trends in electric & autonomous mobility, battery & powertrain and charging & energy.

Celebrating Innovation and Knowledge
JEC Asia 2019 will also host the 2nd leg of the JEC Startup Booster competition, the leading startup competition in the world of composites, which will enable companies to identify and assess innovations with a potential impact on their respective industries. The 10 finalists selected in the region by a prestigious jury, will pitch their projects to win a chance to showcase their work at JEC World 2020 in Paris.
The JEC Innovation Awards is a long-established and worldwide program with three simple goals: identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite solutions in the world. Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation Program has involved 1,800 companies worldwide; 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations.
The JEC Innovation Awards reward composites champions, based on criteria such as partner involvement in the value chain, technicality or commercial applications of innovations.
The awards ceremony will take place on the second day of JEC Asia, on November 14, 2019.
JEC Asia 2019 will also feature a fulfilling conference program with experts from the industry giving their insights on the latest developments in high-performance composite technologies and applications. JEC Asia 2019 conferences main themes will focus on:
• International Carbon Festival Conference organized with our partner, KCTech.
• Automotive composite golden triangle: low CAPEX, low cost but high volume
• Automotive hybrid solutions: take the best of each material
• Aeronautics: faster processes and new materials
• Business opportunities (Raw materials, Process, Application, Countries, Regions)
Finally, JEC Asia offers the opportunity to visit Composites sites. This year professionals will live a full experience of South Korea’s composites Industry visiting: Hanyang University, Kookmin University, together with Hankuk Carbon, Win & Win Co and Korean Carbon with KCTech in Jeonju.

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2019 ICAT to Promote Global Status of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Removal of Vehicle Fine Dust

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryThe 2019 International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology(ICAT) will be held at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju from June 20 to 22, introducing industry and technology status of electric vehicle(EV) and fine dust in the world.
ICAT is a conference that was expanded from the previous “International Symposium for Next-Generation Automobile Technology”, held by the Automobile Research Center at Chonnam National University since 1995, into a specialized convention in Gwangju from 2015. The event is co-hosted by the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University, BK21+(National Research Foundation of Korea), University of Honam, University of Ulsan, Korea Automotive Technology Institute(KATECH), Gwangju Institute of Green-Car Advancement, Kimdaejung Convention Center, and Gwangju Convention & Visitor Bureau, and sponsored by the Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization(KTO), and the Korea Society of Automotive Engineers(KSAE).
This year, 8 electric automobile and environmental experts from the automobile research center in universities, research institutes, automobile manufacturers and automobile parts suppliers from eight countries including Korea, USA, Austria, Japan, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Italy will be invited to give lectures under the theme “Advanced Vehicles Technologies for the World without Fine Dust”. They will give presentation on the key technologies for EV and find dust as well as market status and propose future prospects.
A junior session is also prepared to present twelve oral-presentation and sixteen poster-presentation from researchers in industries and institutes, and graduate students who are the heroes of the future automobile industry. This conference will provide English for the professional.
During the conference, the 12th International Green Car Exhibition Korea, the first green car exhibition of the country, will be held at the same venue. This event will offer multiple benefits with the opportunities for education, attraction, and entertainment through conferences where various cultural performances to enhance the satisfaction of participants and tours around Gwangju will be offered free of charge.
“2019 ICAT is a platform that enables research on EV and environmental area of vehicles and allows industry experts to understand the development and flow of advanced technologies and to predict the future. In particular, Gwangju Metropolitan City has a plan to make the eco-friendly automobile factory for applying Gwangju-type of jobs. Critical tasks of this big project are given such as the local parts makers’ own development for its techniques, improving its researching skills, and globalization. We hope that it will bring more vitality to the eco-friendly automobile parts industries in Gwangju area by co-hosting the event with the International Green Car Korea.” explained chairman of Prof. Byungchul Choi, who is also director of the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University.
2019 ICAT is open to members of the public who are interested in the EV industry and environmental problems of automobile area can be accessed via the official web-site of ICAT: http://www.icat-gj.org. A general registration fee of USD 200 or KRW 200,000 will be offered for early registration until June 7. For registration and on-site registration after June 8, it will be USD 250 or KRW 250,000. We will offer a special discount of registration fee for group participants(more than 30 persons) of automobile industry side. For further information, please contact the PCO MIZCOM (Tel:82-62-431-9500).

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Gangwon-do Announces its Plans to Promote the Hydrogen Industry

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryThe 2019 International Hydrogen Forum is to be held between May 9 and 10 in the 2018 Winter Olympics resort of Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, composed of three sections, with participation by leading best hydrogen experts from home and abroad.

Mun-sun Choi, Governor of the Province, stressed, “We will discuss the value chain of the hydrogen industry, focused on liquefied hydrogen.”

The first international forum is to be held for building infrastructure and accelerating industrialization for hydrogen energy, tailored to Gangwon-do. This forum is planned to take place annually with the name of ‘International Hydrogen Forum.’
The 2019 International Hydrogen Forum, hosted by Gangwon-do Province and also under the auspices of Gangwon Techno Park and Gangwon Convention & Visitors Bureau, is to be held between May 9 and 10 at Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.
In particular, this forum is to be held concurrently with the Advanced Fuel Cells Meeting of the International Energy Agency and also the 2019 Spring Conference of the Korean Hydrogen & New Energy Society (Chairman: Jung-hui Lee, Professor of Chonbuk National University).
IEA’s Advanced Fuel Cells Meeting will be held at the Intercontinental Pyeongchang over a three-day period from May 7 to 9, and will be attended by nearly 25 members of the international fuel cell subcommittee.
The spring conference of the Korean hydrogen & new energy society is to be held over a two-day period from May 9 to 10 at the convention center of Alpensia Resort, and is expected to feature 21 oral presentations and 60 poster presentations, and will be attended by nearly 300 experts from the industry and academia.
The primary objectives of the 1st International Hydrogen Forum are to vitalize the hydrogen industry in Gangwon-do Province, to activate exchanges of information within the hydrogen industry, and to grow into a major forum for the hydrogen energy field.
Gangwon-do plans to make this forum a sustainable and representative one, in which seeking ways in order to transform Gangwon-do into a hydrogenbased area could be fully discussable.
Gangwon-do is planning to transform Samcheok, where a nuclear facility is located, into a hydrogenbased
energy hub upon cancellation of the nuclear power plant designation. To that end, the Province is developing master plans for a series of related projects.
As a hydrogen-powered city pursuing a ‘hydrogen society,’ where hydrogen energy is consumed as a primary energy source through liquefied hydrogen storage and utilization, Gangwon-do is clearly signaling its strong commitment to becoming a hydrogen-based society and economy through the Forum.
The 2019 International Hydrogen Forum is composed of three sections: ‘Hydrogen Production and Liquefaction Technology’ (May 9); ‘Water Electrolysis Technology and P2G Demonstration’ (May 9); and ‘Future Hydrogen Technology’ (May 10).
During section 1, ‘Hydrogen Production and Liquefaction Technology’, Detlef Stolten, Director of IEK3 at the Juelich Research Center, Germany, and also Chairman of IEA’s Advanced Fuel Cells, will deliver a keynote address on ‘Global Trends in Hydrogen Energy and Prospects’ ; this will be followed by ‘Liquefied Hydrogen Supply Chain Solutions,’ an address delivered by Peter Gerstl, Head of Product Management, Linde Group; and ‘Liquefied Hydrogen Infrastructure Development in Korea,’ delivered by Byeong-il Choi, Researcher-In-Charge, the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials; and also ‘Nano Engineering for High-Efficiency Energy Conversion Systems,’ delivered by Gi-seok Nam, Professor of Chonbuk National University.
During section 2, ‘Water Electrolysis Technology and P2G Demonstration,’ Amgad Elgowainy, Team Leader/Principal Energy Systems Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, will deliver a keynote speech on ‘Water Electrolysis Prospects and P2G Energy Storage Technology’; this will be followed by ‘Renewable Energy in Europe and Studies on P2G Cases and Mobility’ delivered by Albert Van Den Noot, Senior Consultant of DNV GL, Norway; and ‘Mass-Production of Hydrogen through Water Electrolysis for Carbon Phase-Out,’ delivered by Everett Anders from Nel, a global water electrolysis expert from Norway.
Section 3 will focus on future technologies being developed in Korea. In particular, the progress of four major projects in a city, vessel, train, and P2G will be introduced in detail by the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (hydrogen city), Pusan National University (hydrogen powered vessel), Korea Railroad Research Institute (hydrogen powered train), and Korea Institute of Energy Research (P2G).
Moreover, a preliminary event on the theme of ‘Safe Hydrogen Society’ will be held on May 9 especially for the residents and students in Gangwon-do, together with additional events such as hydrogen industry public information, industrial tour, business agreement, and many more.
In particular, Gangwon-do will conclude three business agreements on May 9, including development of the hydrogen city, development of the hydrogen industry, and development of industry, and hydrogenpowered vessels ― in an effort to nurture the future drivers for growth in relation to the hydrogen industry.
“Recently, Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Gangwon-do and promised continued support for and attention to Samcheok’s transformation into a hydrogen city,” explained Mun-sun Choi, Governor of the Province. “Through the international Forum we will widely publicize our strong determination to promote hydrogen projects and gather valuable inputs from experts in the field.”
And he expressed his wishes as follows: “Especially we’d like to discuss various aspects of this initiative, ranging from hydrogen production to storage, transport, and utilization, in order to identify an optimized value chain for the industry.”

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International Hydrogen Forum 2019

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Highlighting Issues of Hydrogen Economy, Liquefaction
Date: 2019.5.9(Thu.) – 10(Fri.)
Place: Alpensia Resort Convention Center in Pyeong Chang

 

 

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Global Electric Power Tech 2019

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryThe forthcoming Global Electric Power Tech 2019 will be held from May 29 to 31 at COEX, Seoul. This year’s exhibition will be composed of four major areas – electric power facility tech, LED light tech, electric power generation plant tech, and smart grid tech.
Driven by facing the fourth industrial revolution, we need to assess the demand for change for the future society. To efficiently and safely deliver electricity, in an environmentally friendly manner, we need to build an infrastructure and develop technology and create such market ecosystems as big data, IoT, ESS, ICT, AI, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and so forth.
As the world is focusing on using energy more efficiently, “electric power industry” is becoming the hottest trend. With this energy trend, “Global Electric Power Tech 2019” is expected to represent a new trend for electricity and the electric power industry featuring the “International Energy New Biz & ESS Exhibition” and “International Hydrogen Industry Exhibition.”
“Global Electric Power Tech 2019”, the representative exhibition of the Korea electric power industry, is looking forward to your great interest and participation.
In the last year of the exhibition, 396 companies, with 598 booths including overseas buyers’ booths, from 16 nations participated. The exhibition was visited by a total of 36, 168 visitors from 24 countries. Among them, 1,853 came from overseas. For overseas buyers, a total of 44 companies from 19 nations achieved successful business results, playing a leading role in making the exhibition a more productive venue than ever before.

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KOFAS 2018

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The International Factory Automation System Show 2018 Korea (KOFAS), the biggest festival of automated precise equipment in Korea, ended this year with abundant achievements.

KOFAS 2018 hosted by Korea Association of Machinery Industry (hereinafter referred to as KOAMI, CEO Dong-Youn Sohn) and sponsored by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy was visited by 24,000 persons while 259 companies from 13 countries participated.
This exhibition held under the slogan of ‘Digital Manufacturing Innovation’ was a venue for directly identifying the automation technologies converged with the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as the digital industry, IT convergence, 3D printing, automated instrument, control and measuring instrument, metal working machines, etc.
A spokesperson for I.K. Mirae Co., Ltd. among the participants remarked, “This exhibition has become a useful venue for technology exchanges as various automation companies exhibited excellent new products. In particular, as the proportion of real buyers was high, lots of contract performances are expected.”

A buyer who visited the exhibition said, “It was nice that I was able to get various products and useful information, and there were many booths where I could experience the products directly, helping me make purchasing decisions. As the booth arrangement and guidance were excellent compared with other exhibitions, viewing was convenient.”
In particular, this exhibition provided visitors with valuable information as various accompanying events were held together, such as the invitation meeting of export for the people in charge of overseas vendor registration, export meeting for the overseas buyers invited by LPR Global, the 1st design/manufacturing solution seminar, machinery & technology seminar, etc.
During the exhibition period, in order to focus intensely on the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, India and Japan, countries that demand lots of plant equipment, exhibition organizer invited buyers of 17 overseas EPC companies and arranged matching consultations with more than 70 domestic companies on a one-on-one basis.
In the LPR Global export meeting held by inviting global enterprises that meet the recent industrial trends called ‘Digital Manufacturing Innovation,’ exhibition organizer invited global buyers like Whirlpool, JBM Group, and Aethra Group and proceeded with the purchase consultation with more than 30 domestic companies, thereby concluding consultations of about US$15 million.
KOAMI said that both parties were highly satisfied with the results of the export meeting as the preliminary matching rate exceeded 80%.
Meanwhile, KOAMI expects to continue identifying domestic and overseas new products & new technologies so that they can vividly contain the sites of cutting-edge technologies leading the machinery industry in next year’s exhibition, and also plans to focus on attracting potential buyers.

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