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METAL AP 2019 Opened in Bangkok, Thailand

The grand opening ceremony of "Asia-Pacific Metal Industry Exhibition – METAL AP 2019", organized by China Foundry Productivity Promotion Center, Industrial Furnace Institution of CMES and Metallurgical Council of CCPIT, and managed by Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (FICMES), was held in Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC), Thailand, at 10:00 am on Dec 12, 2019.

METAL AP is an international service platform tailored for the development of basic metal manufacturing industry in Southeast Asia and even the whole Pan-Pacific, initiated by China with a joint action of organizations related to foundry and metal manufacturing industry from Europe, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan China, etc. It is also the first overseas foundry industry service platform initiated by China. Relying on the resources of the organizer and its partners, it is committed to providing integrated services of exhibitions, trade cooperation and technical exchanges for enterprises in die-casting, casting, machine manufacturing, metallurgy and other related industries. Since METAL AP officially settled down in Bangkok Thailand in 2018, it has been recognized and supported extensively by the industry.

METAL AP 2019 attracts more than 70 brands and exhibitors from Thailand, China, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Malaysia, the United States, India, Hong Kong China, Taiwan China, etc. Onsite events include "Dialogue to Europe: EUROGUSS AP Technical & Development Conference", "Thailand's Foundry Talking", "Auto Parts Castings and High Speed Rail Castings", etc. Being close to the industry and focusing directly on hot market topics, those onsite activities have raised widely attention from the industry. Meanwhile, "CHINA DIECASTING Pavilion" and "Casting Artwork Pavilion" will show themselves perfectly as expected.

Grand Opening Ceremony
The grand opening ceremony of METAL AP 2019 was hold at 10:00 am on Dec 12, 2019. Guests attending the opening ceremony were: Mr. Tangji, General Manager of Shenyang Research Institute of Foundry (SRIF) Co., Ltd.; Mr. Yi Guang, President of Industrial Furnace Institution of CMES; Ms. Kanokporn Damrongkul, Exhibition Director of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau; Mr. Rungkamchorn Wannasai, Vice-president of Thai Foundry Association; Mr. Takakazu Uejima, President of Keikinzoku Tsushin Al Co., Ltd; Mr. Christopher Boss, International Product Manager Die Casting of NürnbergMesse GmbH; Mr. Zhang Xiaoyan, Secretary General of Ningbo Die & Mould Industry Association;  Dr. Mike Luu, Director of International Cooperation of Vietnam Foundry Association; Mr. Marius Mehner, Deputy Executive Director of GTCC German-Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Tangji, General Manager of Shenyang Research Institute of Foundry (SRIF) Co., Ltd. gave welcome speech on behalf of organizers, co-organizers, supporters and all partners of METAL AP 2019. He delivered sincere thanks and warm welcome to all exhibitors, industry peers and representatives, and expressed his firm support and confidence in the development of Southeast Asia market. Mr. Rungkamchorn Wannasai, Vice-president of Thai Foundry Association and Ms. Kanokporn Damrongkul, Exhibition Director of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau also gave speeches respectively to show their affirmation and support to METAL AP. They expressed their confidence in the future development of METAL AP and sincere expectation on win-win cooperation.


Service based on actual market demands
Exhibitors of METAL AP 2019 are more typical and representative compared with the one who entered this market last year for the first time. By displaying technologies, materials, equipment and products urgently needed by Southeast Asian markets in metallurgy, foundry, die casting, mold, machining, automation and the other related fields in a concentrated way, exhibitors from 12 countries and areas including Thailand, China, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Malaysia, the United States, India, Hong Kong China, Taiwan China, etc. of METAL AP 2019 are welcomed extensively by local industries.

Get to know advanced technology at "Dialogue to Europe"
NürnbergMesse GmbH, co-organizer of METAL AP successfully held “Dialogue to Europe: EUROGUSS AP Technical & Development Conference”, one of onsite events. Experts of European industry were invited to discuss technology and market development trend of Asia Pacific die-casting industry. Related industrial policies implemented in local markets were also explained at the conference. The event brought advanced European manufacturing technology to Southeast Asia and was warmly welcomed by audience.

Auto & HSR seminars for localization
Thailand grows faster in metal manufacturing and processing industry than other Southeast Asian countries with the best foundation. Thailand is also the largest automobile manufacturer in Southeast Asia. At the same time, the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, especially progress of cooperation between China and Thailand on high-speed rail projects, has speed up the development of metal manufacturing industry in Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia. “Auto Parts Castings and High Speed Rail Castings Tech Seminar” held by the organizer focuses on various topics of metal mold manufacturing, die casting, high-quality development and technological progress of the foundry industry, aiming at providing practical solutions for the industry.

Amazing Chinese casting art
Thailand's unique humanistic culture is a beautiful scenery to the rest of the world, and it has a long-term historical relationship with Chinese traditional culture. Chinese art casting enterprises have been providing diversified cultural and religious goods and services to Thailand and even the whole Southeast Asia market for a long time. Now famous Chinese casting artwork makers have gathered here to present their exquisite products at “Casting Artwork Pavilion”, including Incense Burner, Deer of Peace, Statues of Guan Yu etc., attracting a large number of visitors to do constant and warm discussion with exhibitors.

Trade visitors gathered for business-searching
With the elaborate preparation of organizer for more than one year in an joint effort from global partners, METAL AP 2019 on the basis of its first debut last year has once again built an efficient platform for technology and business exchange of metal manufacturing in Thailand or even the entire Southeast Asian. On the first day of the exhibition, trade visitors from automobile, rail transit, electronics, communication, hardware for construction, machinery manufacturing and other industry related to metalworking in Southeast Asia were attracted here.

Upcoming onsite events on Dec. 13th
METAL AP 2019 is open to the public from Dec 12 to 14. More wonderful onsite activities including “Thailand's Foundry Talking”, “High Speed Rail Castings Tech Seminar”, etc., will be held tomorrow (Dec. 13). You are sincerely welcome to METAL AP 2019!

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