China Hi Tech Fair

Global exhibitors eye opportunities at hi-tech fair

Shenzhen Daily |  Updated:2023-11-18


A representative from TheCoolTool, an Austria-based company, showcases their products to a crowd of visitors at the China Hi-Tech Fair yesterday. The company specializes in the research, production, and sales of machine solutions. [Photo by Zhang Yu/Shenzhen Daily]


A visitor takes a photo of an architectural model during the China Hi-Tech Fair yesterday. [Photo by Zhang Yu/Shenzhen Daily]

International exhibitors are eagerly embracing the vast opportunities provided by the 25th China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), which opened simultaneously yesterday at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District and Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in Bao'an District.

Known as China's No 1 technology show, the five-day fair is the place where the sharpest minds in science and technology take the stage to unveil their latest releases and boldest breakthroughs.

The International Innovation and Tech Show at Hall 1 of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian has become the testing ground for breakthrough technologies and for global innovators to get business done, meet new partners, and expand their reach.

"We see this as a very good opportunity to enter the Chinese market and the Asian market as well," Vasileios Moysiadis, from the Greek company farmB Digital Agriculture S.A. Company, told Shenzhen Daily yesterday.


Visitors to the China Hi-Tech Fair check out drone models yesterday. [Photo by Liu Xudong/Shenzhen Daily]

Moysiadis, who is attending the CHTF for the first time, said the high-tech fair has offered him quite a unique experience because it's much bigger than all the exhibitions he has ever seen. "And it gives us the opportunity to talk with different people from the technological world and also to see some similar or not-so-similar businesses."

Another newcomer to the fair, Phantom Technology Ltd. from the UK, is also eager to meet Chinese manufacturers, companies that make AR (augmented reality) glasses, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), and to raise awareness of their product CASSI, a spatial AI assistant for wearable devices.

"Our focus is trying to get CASSI available to everybody as widely as possible," James Banfield, head of commercial partnerships at Phantom Technology Ltd, said. He came straight to the fair right after landing in the city yesterday afternoon.

At the company's booth, a pair of AR smart glasses is on display. The smart glasses are the result of the partnership between Phantom Technology and DigiLens Inc.

"CASSI is basically recording the world around you as you move around it and indexing things that might be useful. It means you can ask CASSI to help you with anything," Banfield said.

A delegation from Tsukuba, Japan, an old friend of the CHTF, consists of two tech companies, with one focusing on super-fine inkjet technology and the other on advanced thermal insulation material.

"We're looking for new customers and partners, especially some small and medium-sized companies or startups that have good technologies," Kazuhiro Murata, CEO and founder of SIJTechnology Inc, said.

The company's super-fine inkjet technology allows for the printing of droplets that are sub-femtoliter in size, with the line width or dot diameter 1/10 smaller in size than a conventional printer.

The Tsukuba delegation has been participating in the CHTF since 2014, according to Kai Yumeho, section manager of Tsukuba’s industry promotion division.

The exhibition area of the International Innovation and Tech Show covers 3,700 square meters, with 40 participating countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the UK.


Arnold Adamczyk, CEO of Sunway Network Hong Kong, a VR/AR solution provider, demonstrates the capabilities of a VR/AR headset tailored for industrial applications at the Poland Pavilion during the China Hi-Tech Fair yesterday. Adamczyk has been attending the fair in Shenzhen since 2017. [Photo by Liu Xudong/Shenzhen Daily]

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