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The 2018 International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair (2018 HKPCA & IPC Show)—one of the world’s largest and most influential PCB and EA shows of its kind—will be held in the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China, during 5-7 December 2018. To be run in a record-high show scale with nearly 560 exhibitors and 3,100 booths from China and overseas, the Fair serves as a one-stop sourcing platform to with the latest products, services and solutions from the whole supply chain in the industry.
Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA) and IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC), the 2018 HKPCA & IPC Show keeps expanding its scale every year after 16 successful editions. This year, the Fair will open a new hall at Hall 6, taking a total of 60,000 square meters of exhibition area covering Halls 1, 2, 4, and 6 of the show venue.
In the booth allocation meeting held on 18 & 19 July in Hong Kong and Shenzhen in Guangdong Province in China, feedback was brisk with 97% of booth space confirmed and sold out. Visitors to the Fair can meet leading enterprises and new manufacturers face-to-face, including TTM, Topsearch, Sunshine, Atotech, Harvar, WKK, Schmoll, Process Automation, Dupont, Dow, Hans CNC, C Sun, Topoint, Carl Zeiss, Jadason, Orbotech, Hitachi Chemical, Isola, MacDermid, Rogers, Universal P.C.B., Protek, Joint Stars, World Wide PCB, Boffotto, Guanghua, Farcien, FujiFilm, Zhengye and more. The presence of major players under one roof ensures the show’s role as an important integrative event for sourcing, information and technology exchange, industry networking and business development.
“We are delighted to see the show’s expanding scale all over these years,” said Canice Chung, chairman of HKPCA, “With many exhibitors being eager to display their latest innovations and technologies to industry buyers, the Fair will continue to perform as an influential trading platform and bring together the elite of the global industry under one roof, allowing more industry players to display innovations which shape the industry’s future.”
Dr. John W. Mitchell, president & CEO of IPC, remarked: “The enthusiastic response from exhibitors has further consolidated the show’s respected status as one of the world’s most influential trading platform for the PCB & EA industry. We look forward to another year of successful and fruitful event.”
Staging along the theme of “Inspire the Industry, Explore the Infinity,” the Fair will continue its role in gathering wisdom and industry elites together and bring inspiration to each other. Apart from the impressive showcase of technologies, the Fair will hold a wide array of concurrent events, including Welcome Dinner, Golf Tournament, IPC Hand Soldering Competition and IPC China Design Seminar to offer an effective platform for industry players to exchange knowledge and develop business connections.
About Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA)
HKPCA is a non-profit-making association which was founded in Hong Kong during 2000. Being one of the members of World Electronic Circuits Council (WECC), it helps us to get not only closer connections with overseas printed circuit associations but also better communications. Other WECC members include: CPCA, EIPC, IPC, IPCA, JPCA, KPCA and TPCA.
As the unique representative of the Hong Kong PCB industry, we aim to promote and protect the rights and interests for the industry. Performing the communication liaison role within the industry, a diversified communication platform is provided by HKPCA so that our members can be closely linked. Also, HKPCA represents the industry expressing our ideas and opinions to the government and relevant organizations.
HKPCA has more than 500 members. Total PCB production values reach around 9 billion dollars which occupy 34% of the PCB industry in China. Member categories differ from PCB manufacturers, PCB equipment, suppliers of chemicals and raw materials and other trade and software companies. HKPCA member base will be broadened by recruiting more and more qualified members. With all our efforts, the China PCB industry develops more prosperously. For more information, please click here.
About IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)
Since 1957, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries has been guiding the electronic interconnection industry through its dramatic changes. A global trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 4,200 member companies, IPC represents all facets of the industry including design, printed board manufacturing, and electronics assembly and test, and suppliers to them. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. With global headquarters based in Bannockburn, Illinois, USA, IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao (Asia-Pacific headquarters), Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China and Taipei.