SFEXPOCHINA 2009China (Guangzhou) International Surface Finishing Exhibition 2009

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 27 June 2008



(2008), "SFEXPOCHINA 2009China (Guangzhou) International Surface Finishing Exhibition 2009", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2008.12855dac.004



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SFEXPOCHINA 2009China (Guangzhou) International Surface Finishing Exhibition 2009

Article Type: Conferences, training and publications From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 4

The 8th Guangzhou International Surface Finishing and Painting Exhibition.

The 4th Guangzhou International Electroplating Industry and Corrosion Resistant Exhibition.


During its greatest economic boom, China has become the biggest surface finishing market. To promote the advancement of the surface finishing industry and enhance Sino-foreign communication and cooperation, the China Surface Finishing Engineering Association Electroplating Branch, Guangdong Electroplating Association, Guangdong Coating Industry Association and Wise Exhibition Company will hold the 8th China (Guangzhou) International Surface Finishing Exhibition (SFEXPOCHINA) on May 18-20, 2009 at the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center.

About the exhibition

SFEXPOCHINA, first held in 2001 in Guangzhou, has developed rapidly. At SFEXPOCHINA2007, about 300 companies and 8,000 visitors attended.

2008 is a milestone in SFEXPOCHINA development. In order to enhance the cooperation and communication between domestic and overseas enterprises, and to maintain a healthy, durative, steady development of surface finishing industry, the China Surface Finishing Engineering Association Electroplating Branch and Guangdong Electroplating Association are organizing the exhibition for the first time, which represents a new stage in the development of the industry. Moreover, the frequency of SFEXPOCHINA has been fixed at two years. The cooperation of the three parties ensures great progress for surface finishing industry developments in the future.

Accompanying programs

SFEXPOCHINA2009 will focus on hot topics in the industry. Nowadays, the industry has encountered environmental pollution, raw materials price increases, lower technical innovation and short energy supply. Coping with those problems is a complex issue that demands broad-based cooperation at all levels. China Surface Finishing Engineering Association and Guangdong Electroplating Association are already working together to organize a series of conferences, forums and symposia to discuss these challenges. During the exhibition, the following accompanying programs will be arranged:

  • International Electroplating Industry Development Forum.

  • Asia Surface-treatment New Technology and New Products Launch.

  • Environmental Protection and Electroplating Profession Development Subject Forum.

  • Development and Application of Functional Coating Peak Forum 2009.

Meanwhile, the Guangdong Electroplating Association Annual Meeting and China Surface Finishing Engineering Association Biennial Meeting will also be held on May 17, 2009. Experts, scholars and concerned governmental officers will be invited.


Close collaboration with associations

SFEXPOCHINA2009 is the only exhibition jointly organized by the China Surface Finishing Engineering Association Electroplating Branch, Guangdong Electroplating Association and Guangzhou Coating Industry Association. The associations will make full use of the existing resources to invite their members to attend.

To enhance the prospects of members and provide the best platform for the industry worldwide, the associations will continue develop cooperation and exchanges with associations and institutes such as the Institute of Metal Finishing, Singapore Surface Finishing Society, and Korea Institute of Surface Engineering.

Government special fund support

To promote the convention and exhibition industry of Guangzhou, the local governments have been giving support to the exhibitions. SFEXPOCHINA, recognized as one of the key supported industrial exhibitions, has also been given special funds, which makes it possible for companies to exhibit at lower price.

Examples of accompanying programs

Forums held during the exhibition will gather together more than 100 experts, scholars, and CEOs from all over the world. The annual meeting of the China Surface Finishing Engineering Association and Guangdong Electroplating Association is going to be held at the same time, which provides an ideal opportunity to make acquaintances, meet experts, and exchange information. The series of top ten brands evaluations and awards activities will display the most well known, high quality and reliable materials and products as well as new equipment in China.

New emerging market of China and perfect location of Guangzhou

China’s 2007 gross domestic product expanded by 11.4 percent, according to data released in January by the National Bureau of Statistics, the fastest rate since a 13.1 percent increase in 1994. GDP was 11.1 percent in 2006. China accounted for 17 percent of global growth, according to United Nations estimates. It is an ideal time to invest in China.

Guangzhou, the political, economical, cultural center in South China, has convenient transportation, perfect city service facilities, fine exhibition hall conditions and tremendous development potential. Currently, there are two state-level Economic and Technical Development Areas (ETDA), Guangzhou and Nansha ETDA.

High quality visitors

Visitors from the following industry sectors will be invited: electrical and electronic appliances, furniture, lighting, automotive and components, IT, digital products, PCBs, toys, watches, construction, hardware, etc.

Our staff will focus on possible purchasers and invite them according to a questionnaire filled in by exhibitors. The details of the exhibitors, brief company introductions, products and their booth numbers as well as the visitors will be published in a brochure and sent to purchasers for free one month before the exhibition.

The purchasing databases accumulated from the previous seven exhibitions by our long-term partner exhibition organizations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, will allow our staff to invite the most relevant professional visitors through a variety of media, including personal calls, and targeted faxes and e-mails. About 200,000 admission tickets will be sent out to associations, magazines and exhibitions to invite professional visitors to attend.


A special area, electroplating processing zone, will be arranged for domestic and foreign participants, including scholars, to realize high-tech transfers and exchange latest achievements. The products and techniques displayed include:

  • surface finishing, electroplating processing techniques and craft;

  • production capacity, business value, company culture;

  • techniques related to lower energy consumption, clean production; and

  • electroplating industry park, investment introduction.

At SFEXPOCHINA2009 you will find the latest and most updated surface treatment and painting technology, galvanization, raw materials, processing equipment and corrosion prevention technology. The organizers have made it not simply an exhibition, but have included a series of forums, seminars and technology promotions.

SFEXPOCHINA2009 must be the most remarkable pageant in China. Guangzhou, where the business, the market and the friendships are! We sincerely invite you to participate!

For more information, please contact: Ms Jean Huang, Tel: 86 20 87350040, e-mail: ex360sf@126.com

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