After three packed days, Analytica China 2018 came to a successful close at Shanghai New International Expo Center on November 2nd. The show has once again made new records in all aspects including display area, exhibitor number and visitor number.
Shanghai/China — A total of 950 exhibitors, a plus of 12 % compared to the 2016 edition, from 26 countries made their presence, showcasing over 1,000 novel products on an exhibition area of 46,000 m2. 30,852 professional instrument users, scientists and researchers, a plus of 25.5 % compared to the 2016 edition, visited the show.
Analytica China 2018 launched an Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Technology Area this year, along with its existing areas — Life Science, Biotechnology and Diagnosis, Analysis and Quality Control, Lab Equipment and Technology, Food Safety Equipment and Technology.
Ph.D Ke Hu, President of Beijing Labtech Instruments said many users from various industries including petrochemical, environmental protection, disease control and food attended the fair. The visitors were mostly laboratory directors. Fu Shijiang, President of Techcomp (China) added that this year, the exhibitors were not only from the instruments industry, but also from upstream and downstream industries.
Supporting Program Reflects Current Demands of the Industry
This year, the show came up with a new Lab Planning and Construction area which presented the entire lab ecology on the site. Besides this, China International Lab Planning, Construction and Management Conference took place alongside Analytica China, featuring expert opinions on lab design and planning, lab standards construction, lab safety and management, smart lab, etc.
Moreover, spotlighting lab planning, lab construction and smart lab technology, the exhibition launched a Food Safety Live Lab, a Pharmaceutical Live Lab and Pluralistic Modular Laboratory. The Live Labs integrated frontier knowledge in lab planning, equipment, instruments, operations, methods, optimal workflow, safety, automation, and the application of information technology.
New Format for Lab Construction in 2019
In order to promote the development of laboratory construction, am new format will be launched in 2019, following the big success of this topic at Analytica China 2018: Labtech China Congress 2019. The congress will put a spotlight on laboratory plan, laboratory construction, smart laboratory and other related topics. By focusing on scientific and technology ecological systems as well as the whole laboratory life cycle, Labtech China Congress 2019 will strive to lead the development of the future smart laboratory.
Meanwhile, the show offered eight theme tours, covering the whole value chain of the laboratory industry. The theme tours reach from Pesticide and Animal Drug Residue and Heavy Metal Testing, to Lab Construction and Safety.
Hot Topics and Industry Trends at Conferences
Analytica China 2018 offered many highlights in the conferences such as the Shanghai International Symposium on Analytical Chemistry, China International Food Industry Development Forum/Shanghai Sino-EU International Forum on Food Safety, LSAC Life Science & Biotech Forum, the Food Safety Quick Testing Technology and Development Forum, China Int'l Congress on Laboratory Planning, Construction and Management, and 2018 Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Technology Forum. Over 100 reports and tutorials were provided to 4,605 visitors from different industries.
The next Analytica China will take place in Shanghai from November 16 to 18, 2020. In 2019, a new format focusing on laboratory construction will take place: Labtech China Congress.