Successful Conclusion of East China Promotion Conference of CR Expo China 2017
On 7th April, the East China Promotion Conference of CR Expo China 2017（www.crexpo.cn） was held at Hangzhou Tower Hotel.
Present at the promotion conference were distinguished guests including Li Xi, Director of China Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Chen Guang, Deputy Director of China Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Wang Xingling, Deputy Director of both Eastern Regional Centre of National Assistive Devices and Technology and Jiangsu Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Ji Xuejun, Deputy Chief of the Rehabilitation Department of Zhejiang Disabled Persons’ Federation, Wang Fei, Director of Zhejiang Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Luo Chi, Deputy Director of Zhejiang Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities, and Cai Dongxiang, General Manager of Guangzhou Poly Jinhan Exhibition Co., Ltd.
The conference venue was packed with over a hundred enthusiastic participants who were representatives of industry associations such as Hongkong Elderly Commission, over 50 exhibitor delegates including Össur China, Matsunaga, Qianjing, Permobil, Meddo, Karasawa, ZOOMAX, Armstrong, KANGHUI, Bedding World, SUNKISS, and Paramount, as well as famous media groups such as Xinhua News Agency, China News Service, People’s Daily, Zhejiang Daily, and Hangzhou Daily.
Speech by Ji Xuejun, Deputy Chief of the Rehabilitation Department of Zhejiang Disabled Persons’ Federation
Ji Xuejun, Deputy Chief of the Rehabilitation Department of Zhejiang Disabled Persons’ Federation, extended a warm welcome to all attendees by delivering a welcome speech introducing the highlights of the work for the disabled in Zhejiang. He pointed out that the assistive devices industry would see more “made in Zhejiang” and for enterprises in East China, CR Expo China would be a new opportunity as well as a new challenge.
Wang Xingling, Deputy Director of both the Jiangsu Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities and the Eastern Regional Center of National Assistive Devices and Technology, presented the exploratory efforts of the Eastern Regional Center, to promote the adaptation of assistive devices for the disabled, improve service systems, facilitate technological development, foster talents and so forth. During his speech, he encouraged leading enterprises of East China to participate in the Expo.
Presentation by Cai Dongxiang, General Manager of Guangzhou Poly Jinhan Exhibition Co., Ltd
Guangzhou Poly Jinhan Exhibition Co., Ltd., holding company of Poly Real Estate (Group) Co. Ltd, is a new co-organizer of CR Expo China. With the cooperation between authoritative hosts and the state-owned Poly Real Estate (Group) Co. Ltd, CR Expo China 2017 will gather the optimal global resources to help enterprises seek unprecedented business opportunities.
In the remarks of Madam Cai Dongxiang, this Expo is characterized by a few highlights:
1. New era with novel technologies and applications
CR Expo China 2017 is featured by its four themed pavilions, the Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices, Barrier-Free, Smart Technology and Elderly Care and Health. Meanwhile, a special pavilion for children with hearing impairment is to be established in collaboration with China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech Impairment. Together with American Wearable Robotics Association, this Expo will set up a robot pavilion to showcase the most advanced technologies and applications and attract the world’s leading brands to display their latest products and solutions. The booths have already seen hot sales up till now with over 80% being booked.
2. Efficient procurement platform with new opportunities
As a platform integrating global resources and attractive to world-famous brands, this session will bring together professional buyers from institutions of assistive technology adaptation, distribution and agencies, medical and rehabilitation institutions, and the elderly care industry to help both suppliers and buyers seek practical and efficient cooperation. With support from foreign embassies, consulates and business institutions in China, various concurrent trade match-making activities will be held to create new opportunities for businesses.
3. High level international events to gather optimal global resources
This session of CR Expo China, being one of the theme activities of “Belt and Road” Disability Affairs Cooperation, will take place with a series of high-level international events, namely, the Global Conference on Assistive Devices & Technology Industry, the 2nd Global Conference on Assistive Devices and Technology Industry, International Forum on Latest Assistive Technologies, Beijing International Forum on Rehabilitation, International Audiology Forum, and International Forum on Wearing Service Robots etc. This Expo, having industry elites and experts at home and abroad to come and share their insights on frontier topics, will be an authoritative and professional platform for communication within the industry.
Mr. Dong Lingjie, Chairman of Hangzhou ZOOMAX Co. Ltd., delivered a speech as the representative of exhibitors and shared his experiences with the Expo. During the Expo, according to him, one can not only get familiar with the development of new technologies inside the industry both at home and abroad, but know about the demands of clients in person. Products and technologies need a professional and international gateway, as represented by CR Expo China, to the demand side.
Speech by Li Xi, Director of China Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities
Li Xi, Director of China Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities, mentioned that theme activities of “Belt and Road” Disability Affairs Cooperation wound be held concurrently with CR Expo China 2017 this September, which will distinguish CR Expo China 2017 from the previous sessions considering its unprecedented scale and improvement in various respects. As the only care & rehabilitation expo of national level, it will be held along with a number of international conferences, over 40 professional forums, showcases and trade match-making activities, covering audiology, rehabilitation and medical treatment, autism, wearable robotics and many others. Attendees including government officials in charge of persons with disabilities affairs from ASEM member states, experts of international assistive devices, and delegates of Disabled Persons’ Federation and assistive devices institutions in China, will all be present during the event. China’s assistive devices industry will take this opportunity to go global, develop with “Belt and Road” policy and facilitate the overall upgrading of the industry.
Over 10 years’ growth, CR Expo China 2017 with its global foresight is becoming an international authoritative expo of rehabilitation and assistive devices. Through a new breakthrough in expo scale and an overall upgrade of brand image, CR Expo China 2017 aims to help enterprises seize the abundant business opportunities created by innovation and development within the industry.
As the world’s third-largest care and rehabilitation event, and the only national level exhibition of assistive devices for the disabled in China, CR Expo China 2017 (www.crexpo.cn) will be held at China National Convention Center in Beijing, from September 13th to 15th 2017. It will fully showcase the international assistive devices, technology and services as well as the state-of-the-art achievements in the industry of assistive devices for the disabled in China, to help enterprises seize unprecedented opportunities.