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A basic component of the electronic information industry chain, PCB is "the mother" of electronics products. Highlighting the latest developments and trends in this industry, the Shenzhen International Circuit Sourcing Show 2015 (CS Show) will be held in Hall 6 of Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from August 25 to August 27. It is China's only trade show with PCB/FPC sourcing as its theme. For manufacturers and high-quality visitors who follow the development of the PCB industry, CS Show 2015 is the optimal platform to annually assess PCB products, talents, technologies and market communications. It is also ideal for finding business opportunities. The display of new products and technologies dominates the exhibition; while the attendance of numerous high profile industry leaders add color to the event.
Following policy development trends and driving PCB industry growth
As the electronics industry has deepened its development in Mainland China, so, too, has the PCB industry. This has been evident across the Pearl River Delta Development Zone since 1994; across the Yangtze River Delta Development Zone since 2000; across the Bohai Rim Development Zone since 2005 and across the Western Delta Development Zone created by the Central Government to promote the development of Western China since 2010.
PCB is manufactured across Mainland China and the country remains the largest PCB manufacturing site worldwide. In 2014, total global PCB output value rose to $57.4 billion, an increase of 2.3% year-on-year. China contributed $26.1 billion to that total, a year-on-year increase of 6%. This ranked the country first worldwide in terms of growth. Currently, the total value of local and foreign-funded PCB companies in China is 45.5% of the global value, i.e. almost half of the total worldwide – a clear demonstration of the obvious benefits. However, in the global PCB industry structure, although the "Made-in-China" brand bears the hope of a nation, the brand suffers from poor perceptions globally, holding a low to middle position that means the country struggles to shake the tag of merely being where "big commissions are processed".
As the global economy slowly recovers, emerging markets like India, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand are progressing. In China prices of PCB raw materials continue to rise, as is the capacity for better environment protection and energy saving. "Made in China" has lost its low-cost advantage, resulting in slower development speed and inferior quality.
Another factor is that China's PCB industry mainly covers the low to middle range (dominated by double-sided and multi-layer boards), with few types of products, lack of innovation drive and a growing gap between developed and developing countries. On the basis of 2013, the output value of domestic multi-layer boards in 2014 rose 3.9%, and that of single-/double-sided boards rose 2.1%. These are mainly applied in the fields of PC, NB, communication and consumer electronics. The output value of HDI board, mainly applied in cellphones and other mobile terminal products, rose 2.1%. Despite of a rise in demand for various PCBs, the growth of flexible circuit boards and IC substrates is sluggish, still lagging behind that of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and other countries/regions.
Due to the entry of a number of Mainland China manufacturers into the industry, competition on price has intensified, making the receipt of orders a frequent problem for PCB factories. In an ever-changing market, sellers are required to collaborate to explore new competitive advantages and link these to buyer demand. CS Show 2015 will cater to the trend of deepening national reform by reflecting the drive to build Shenzhen into a global PCB sourcing center, and by promoting the upgrade of the PCB industry from manufacturing to services. A reliable PCB sourcing information channel & platform, which attracts a comprehensive array of suppliers and high-quality buyers, will finally realize long-term development industry wide.
Strong line-up of exhibitors
As the only PCB industry platform integrating display, communication and trade, CS Show 2015 is committed to creating the most valuable cooperation platform for PCB and electronics manufacturers, to ensure a perfect presentation of diverse, innovative, environment-sensitive and intelligent PCB equipment and raw materials.
A number of industries that reflect future development trends, like consumer electronics, automobile electronics, industrial electronics, military & aerospace electronics, intelligent communication and other fields, are demanding more multi-layer, flexible, flexible-rigid hybrid, environment-friendly, low-productivity and highly customized PCB/FPC/HDI board technologies.
So far, CS Show 2015 has reached agreements with multiple high-profile PCB manufacturers and already confirmed over 100 renowned PCB suppliers will take part.
CS Show 2015 will convene a host of renowned companies that embody the strength of the "Made in China" brand. Local exhibitors and international brands compete on the same stage, lay the foundation for future electronics industry trends and spur the expansion of PCB applications.
Engage in enriching discussions on PCB industry hot topics during the show
Apart from exhibitors and exhibits, Reed Exhibitions, organizers of CS Show 2015, will also invite representatives of numerous high profile companies and high-quality buyers from the PCB industry, and from academia, to lead several themed events on site. This will result in full coverage of upstream and downstream enterprises in electronics manufacturing. The activities are a great chance to learn about market trends, promote innovations and pursue trade opportunities.
Preparations for the CS Show 2015 opening ceremony are complete. The Global PCB Application Trend Forum and other events, to which senior decision-makers from internationally renowned electronics manufacturers have been invited to deliver talks and interact with the audience. This will deepen understanding and facilitate discussion of important topics closely linked with PCS manufacturers: including PCB development trends and PCB global sourcing strategies.
As specialized events must feature industry academics, the annual Shenzhen PCB Industry Development Forum will include Bai Rongsheng's Lectures on Technology, renowned across South China for a decade, as he assesses the future development directions of the PCB industry by analyzing industry status and development trends. It also enhances management standards. As a highlight of the conferences each year, Bai Rongsheng, a leading PCB industry authority and TPCA Senior Technical Advisor, will again appear on stage to give a talk on new PCB industry technologies.
Apart from insightful talks and intensive discussions, the organizers have also prepared a number of fun activities, including dinner and golf activities to promote networking. Representatives from renowned local and international electronics manufacturers, exhibitors, media and industry associations, will convene at the PCB & Intelligent Terminal Dinner to conduct in-depth communication, to better adapt to industry upgrades and drive development forward.
Apart from hardware facilities, additional thoughtful and individualized services are necessary for a successful sourcing trade show. The organizers of CS Show 2015 have opened up a green channel for pre-registered visitors to access the show quickly and for free. Pre-registered visitors will receive complimentary badges and exhibition materials, as well as exclusive gifts, if they come to the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center on August 25.
About Reed Exhibitions Greater China
Reed Exhibitions Greater China is a part of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer that has over 500 events in 43 countries. Globally, Reed's portfolio of exhibitions and conferences serves 43 industry sectors across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa. The company employs 3,700 people worldwide. In 2014, Reed Exhibitions brought together over seven million event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business for its customers. Reed Exhibitions is a division of RELX Group plc., a world leading provider of professional information solutions as well as a FTSE–100 company.
After over three decades of rapid growth, Reed Exhibitions Greater China is the country's leading organizer of definitive trade events. It is made up of nine outstanding member companies: Reed Exhibitions China, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, Reed Huabo Exhibitions, Reed Huaqun Exhibitions, Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai), Reed Guanghe Exhibitions, Reed Huabai Exhibitions, Reed Hongda Exhibitions and Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan.
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