TCT Asia Poised to Spark Additive Manufacturing Industry Back to Life
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Shanghai, China & Chester, UK – 14th June 2020
TCT Asia Poised to Spark Additive Manufacturing
Industry Back to Life
China’s leading 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing event set to be one of the first exhibitions to open post COVID-19 peak.
Exhibition organiser VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd. has confirmed new dates for TCT Asia 2020, China’s leading event for 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
Originally scheduled for February 2020, the event will now take place from 8-10 July 2020 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The venue for the event is unchanged, but the new dates will mean a move to halls E5-E6.
The decision to hold the event in July has been made after careful consideration and consultation with exhibitors and stakeholders and is in light of the improving COVID-19 situation in China together with the Government’s announcement that exhibitions in China would gradually resume from May onwards.
With businesses starting to re-open and looking to catch up after months of lockdown, the timing of TCT Asia 2020 in July will help the 3D printing & additive manufacturing industry seize market opportunities during this critical period of economic rebound.
TCT Asia will host over 220 exhibitors, representing the entire 3D printing and additive manufacturing ecosystem, with a range of new machines on how alongside software, post-processing and inspection technologies.
Market-leaders from China and around the world such as Farsoon, Z-RAPID, Raise3D, FlashForge, Polymaker, EOS, Stratasys, 3D Systems, Formlabs and SLM Solutions will feature on the vibrant show floor.
The TCT Asia mission goes beyond simply raising awareness; it is focused on developing a 360-degree understanding of the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology to increase utilisation at all stages of design, engineering and manufacturing.
Alongside the exhibition visitors can look forward to an exciting conference programme across three stages: Each stream will offer cutting-edge applications, expert analysis and commentary to help designers, engineers and buyers evaluate, adopt and optimise their additive requirements.
A new initiative for 2020 is TCT Asia ExpoReach. This is a digital programme designed to connect and build key business relationships starting with a 1-2-1 Zoom appointment with exhibitors during the show. This programme has been specifically designed with overseas attendees who may not be able to travel in mind. This will offer the opportunity to connect and evaluate the technologies on the show floor, even if travel is restricted.
Duncan Wood, Chairman of VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd remarked, “We are delighted that TCT Asia will play its part early in the post COVID-19 resurgence. It sends an important message to the wider exhibition industry and to the market that we serve”
"We will of course be putting the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and employees first with increased cleaning and hygiene plans alongside a very closely regulated and managed visitor registration process. We will also adhere to the social distancing requirements that are in place to ensure that TCT Asia is a safe and successful event enabling business to flourish once again in the live environment. We all know there is no substitute for face to face interaction – it’s exciting to be introducing it again, even if under some new protocols.”
TCT Asia 2020 will take place in Halls E5-E6 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, China, from 8-10 July 2020. Visit www.tctasia.com.cn and download the TCT Asia E-Guide to discover more.
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About TCT Asia
Established in 2015, TCT Asia is now the leading event for 3D printing and additive manufacturing in China. Part of the global TCT Network, The TCT Asia mission goes beyond simply raising awareness; it is focused on developing a 360-degree understanding of the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology to increase utilisation at all stages of design, engineering and manufacturing.
This focus on real-world applications and targeted intelligence and information aligned with the complete range of technology on the show floor will create an innovative event experience with networking opportunities, practical takeaways and highly focused content to help designers, engineers and buyers evaluate, adopt and optimise their additive requirements.
TCT Asia is organised by VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd, a joint venture between Rapid News Publications Ltd and VNU Exhibitions Asia.
About VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd
VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd is a joint venture between Rapid News Publications Ltd and VNU Exhibitions Asia that combines their networks, processes and skills to further expand the Rapid News additive manufacturing (AM), 3D printing and 3D technology event and media portfolio, TCT, to a pan-Asian audience. The joint venture company is based in Shanghai and capitalises on VNU’s strong reputation for organizing world-class exhibitions in the region while Rapid News brings its two decades of technology expertise, networks, global market knowledge and experience.
About Rapid News Publications Ltd
Rapid News Publications Ltd, the owner of the TCT Group, has been a leading authority in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering technology for 30 years.
A rich mix of live events and all-encompassing media portfolio enables TCT to deliver business critical intelligence, connecting the additive community across Europe, North America and Asia.
The TCT Group (www.thetctgroup.com) is owned by Rapid News Publications Ltd (www.rapidnews.com) a member of the AEO (Association of Event Organisers) and BPA Worldwide.
About VNU Exhibitions Asia
As one of the earliest exhibition companies in the country, VNU Exhibitions Asia has been a leader in China's exhibition industry for more than two decades. The company is headquartered in Shanghai China and is a member of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI).
VNU Exhibitions Asia is a joint venture of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Group. In 2001, Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Group and Keylong Exhibitions established a joint venture-VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd., aiming to develop the Chinese market together whilst also providing a total solution of exhibition and conference business support for global customers. www.vnuexhibitions.com.cn
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