Chinaplas 2021 Kicks Off In Person
Postponed, rescheduled and ultimately cancelled in 2020, Chinaplas has returned this week with an in-person event featuring 3600 exhibitors in Shenzhen.
After succumbing to the pandemic in 2020, Chinaplas has returned with an in-person show in Shenzhen, drawing 3600 exhibitors for the largest live plastics event globally since the pandemic began. Chinaplas opened on April 13 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center for the first time, with the annual show transitioning to alternating between Shenzhen and Shanghai instead of rotating between Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Taking place over four days, April 13-16, Chinaplas 2021 will feature 3600 exhibitors from 50 countries and regions of China, covering 3.7 ft2 of space, according to Adsale. Stanley Chu, Adsale chairman, said in a release that his company was “very grateful that Chinaplas will be marching on a large scale and is the first of its kind being held after pandemic.”
According to Adsale, the first day of the show drew 44,236 visitors, of which 577 came from outside China. Compared to 2019 in Guangzhou, Chinese visitors were up 30.7%. Adsale has a live stream of the event:
Last year in early February, Chinaplas was postponed by its organizer, Adsale Exhibition Services, as the behest of Shanghai city government. By the end of February, Adsale announced that the show, which was to take place from April 21-24, would be rescheduled for August 3-6. Ultimately in April, however, Adsale canceled what would have been the 34th edition of the annual show.
After missing 2020, Chinaplas 2021 opened on April 13 in Shenzhen—the first large-scale in-person plastics event since the pandemic began.
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