By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy CIBE
THE 50 MOST innovative companies in China ‘energy saving’ and the ‘new energy’ automobile industry will be announced at the upcoming 2019 China International Bus Expo (CIBE), to be held in Shanghai, 11 - 13 December, it’s been announced recently.
Starting in 2012, CIBE has had an ever growing number of exhibitors and professional visitors, an expending exhibition space and improved quality of exhibiting products, it states.Located at the New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) - and touted as the "leading trade fair in [the] bus and coach sector in China – the eight annual CIBE has a strong focus on showcasing industrial-leading innovations and technologies, while providing professional services towards not only domestic but international audiences, organisers claim.
Last year’s event held in November had a ‘Green Bus, Environment Friendly’ theme, attracting 256 exhibitors in the sectors of whole vehicles, bus components, charging facilities and intelligent transport. The newest high-technology applications were showcased during the three-day event in a space of 30,000m2.
On site of CIBE 2018, organisers say they held a series of exciting concurrent conferences and seminars for that theme, attracting close to 100 professionals and industry experts participating.
According to organisers, well-known exhibitors have had good things to say about CIBE 2018:
It cites Yutong Bus Co., Ltd as stating, "Yutong Bus launched the ‘Bi-energy support Trolleybus’ at CIBE 2018, which is a collection of Yutong bus company's intelligent network technology. [The] Yutong T7 and the new generation of business travel vehicle CL6 have solved the demand of passenger companies for ‘higher level’ passengers’ transport. The launch of new products through CIBE was very successful."
Precision Electric said: "CIBE has been offering many opportunities to help us communicate with foreign markets and understand the needs of overseas users."
"In the field of commercial vehicles, we have won strong market competitiveness with technology, quality and cost-effective advantages together with the help of CIBE events.
"Jingjin Electric is currently the only new energy vehicle electric system company in China that is exported to the US in large quantities. Many follow-up models of Geely are also our leading development. The goal of Jingjin Electric is to build our bands overseas, and CIBE is a platform to achieve this goal!"
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In 2019, CIBE will reach its new peak; it will strive to become "the driving force of [the] Chinese public transport market!" say organisers.
In the meantime, it will expand its influence in the global market of bus and coach sector.
"At CIBE 2019 we expect to see more than 400 exhibitors, 800 purchasers and 35,000 professional visitors from over 20 different countries," they say.
"Government authorities, such as foreign consulates in China and international business associations such as chambers of commerce will be widely invited to attend…"
CIBE 2019 concurrent conferences and seminars include:
* 2019 Grand Ceremony and announcement of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in China Energy Saving and New Energy Automobile Industry;
* 2019 Hydrogen Bus Key Technology and Maintenance Experiences Exchange Seminar;
* 2019 Bus Informational Technological Innovation and Development Seminar;
* 2019 China Public Transport Safety and Development Seminar.