Expo Build China 2013 - The Gateway To Approaching China's Building & Decoration Market

    Expo Build China 2013 - The Gateway To Approaching China's Building &
                              Decoration Market

  PR Newswire

  SHANGHAI, Dec. 4, 2012

- Expo Build China 2013 – China's Leading Exhibition for Premium Building
Materials , is scheduled to take place from 1-3 April 2013 at the Shanghai New
International Expo Centre .

SHANGHAI, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- China is the world's largest producer
and consumer of building materials, as well as representing a new market for
those who engage in sustainable building. The USD$1,700 billion construction
market is forecast to grow at an 8.5% CAGR, or RMB 30 trillion, by 2020. The
retrofitting market is expected to increase by more than 1,000%. All of the
world can see the buying and consumption power of China's building and design

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As one of the largest premium comprehensive building trade shows in China,
Expo Build China ( www.expobuild.com ) has built up its reputation through 21
years of experience in the building industry, and has served as a gateway for
investors and traders who want to approach the rapidly growing Chinese market.
Expo Build China is organised by UBM Sinoexpo and supported by the
Architectural Society of China and the China Institute of Interior Design .  A
great variety of high-tech building materials, innovative technologies and
designs will be showcased at Expo Build China from 1-3 April 2013 at the
Shanghai New International Expo Centre .  As part of the international
hospitality show, HDD Expo , it is estimated that Expo Build China will
attract the participation of over 400 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors.

With the strong support of timber industry associations such as European Wood
, the American Hardwood Export Council , French Timber and Canada Wood , a
special themed zone featuring wooden products and timber buildings will be set
up alongside the main event. A series of influential timber industry forums
will accompany this event, which will not only host talks on optimising the
commercial value of wooden products in China, but will also serve as an
important platform for exchanges among architects, designers, developers,
traders and manufacturers.

Based on its successful debut in 2012, the second edition of Ecobuild China ,
which is derived from the world's largest green building and new energy trade
fair – Ecobuild in London – will be concurrently held at Expo Build China 2013
in the form of a United Kingdom pavilion and a "green building" pavilion. It
will combine the latest innovative technologies and products in sustainable
architectural design with a host of cutting-edge conferences, as well as team
thought-leadership and practical application featuring suppliers of products
and solutions for sustainable buildings and green technologies. A large
academic delegation from the United Kingdom such as the British Research
Establishment (BRE), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will provide high-level debates on
topics such as "transforming low carbon construction into reality", as well as
promoting building information modeling ( BIM ), BRE Environmental Assessment
Methods ( BREEAM ), and so on. More than 30 leading industry experts from
across the world will be invited to attend the debates, which will cover the
most pertinent issues faced by the region and the industry.

In addition, the Hotel Plus – Mockup Hotel Room Show will be another highlight
at Expo Build China 2013. It is being co-organised by the China Tourist Hotels
Association and the Alliance of China Hotel Owners . The Hotel Plus show is
devoted to demonstrating the most cutting-edge decorative art and material
technologies in hotel space design by setting up six demonstration suites in
hotel guest rooms on-site, and the total exhibition area will be over 1,000 sq
m. Leading domestic and international hotel management groups such as
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), Greenland International Hotels Group,
Wanda Hotels & Resorts, BTG-Jianguo Hotels & Resort Group, and New Century
Hotels & Resort Group will all be involved with Hotel Plus, as well as Well
Tech Studio from Italy.

A host of other events will be held alongside Expo Build China 2013, such as
the Shanghai International Interior Design Festival ( www.design-festival.net
) organised by the China National Interior Decoration Association . A series
of design forums, trend releases, and design award ceremonies will ensure rich
cutting-edge content including international and multi-cultural exchanges,
technology revolutions in the design industry and real business practices.
These high-end talks on design culture will feature an unparalleled line-up of
speakers, and especially well-known forward-thinking designers. Through
communication, sharing and learning, you will not only refresh your views, but
also benefit from the interesting networking opportunities.

About UBM Sinoexpo ( www.ubmsinoexpo.com ) UBM Sinoexpo is the arm of UBM Asia
that is responsible for the group's mainland China business. Our products and
services cover eight industries: furniture, pharmaceuticals, hotel, building,
boat, cleaning, food ingredients and lighting, and includes 34 business
exhibitions, two publications and six B2B websites. Total exhibiting area
exceeds 700,000sqm every year.

About the HDD Expo ( www.hddshow.com ) HDD Expo (Hotelex + Design & Deco) is
composed of Asia's largest hospitality events – Hotelex Shanghai (
www.hotelex.cn ), the Expo Build China ( www.expobuild.com ), the Ceramics,
Tiles and Sanitary Ware China ( www.ceramics-china.cn ), the Ecobuild China (
www.ecobuildchina.com ), the Shanghai Hospitality Design & Engineering Expo (
www.hdeexpo.com ), and the Shanghai International Interior Design Festival (
www.design-festival.net ) – integrating design, fashion, green technology,
future concepts and providing visitors with an unparalleled opportunity for
insight and communication at the forefront of global hotel design.

Website: http://www.expobuild.com
Website: http://www.design-festival.net
Website: http://www.ubmsinoexpo.com
Website: http://www.hddshow.com
Contact: Ms. Naomi Lee (Marketing Dept.), +86-21-6437-1178 ext. 212,
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