The 9th International
Stainless Steel Exposition (STEXPO 2015) will be held
on Aug.31-Sept.2, 2015 in Shanghai. Held every two years, it
is by far the largest stainless steel exhibition in Asia.
Since its debut
in 1999, STEXPO has been successfully held 8 sessions,
witnessing the continuous growth for the last 15 years.
During the 15 years, STEXPO has been dedicated to promoting
technological progress, enlarging application fields,
strengthening international trade and exchange, and promoting
industry achievement. It has made great contributions
to China stainless steel industry. The number of exhibitors,
exhibiting areas and visitors saw continuous growth. The
expo has evolved into an important event for the world
stainless steel industry.
stainless steel production arrived at 18.98 million tons
in 2013, when the apparent consumption was approximately
14.82 million tons and per capita stainless steel consumption
at 10.9 kg, reaching the level of developed countries.
China has become the largest and most important stainless
steel producer in the world, and the biggest stainless
steel consumer with the largest volume and application
fields in the world. In recent years, Chinese stainless
steel companies, especially, some private companies, through
the technical innovation and technological upgrade, have
strengthened their equipment level and improved their
competitiveness. We can see the emergence of super austenite,
super ferrite and super duplex stainless steel products,
the breakthrough in corrosion and heat resistant alloys,
and the fast development in stainless steel equipment
manufacturing, deep-processing & distribution, electronic
commerce. China stainless steel industry sees the increasingly
growing ability to fulfill the rising demand from the
sectors of transportation, architectural construction,
energy and environment protection, nuclear power construction,
petroleum and chemistry.
China stainless steel is faced with new development opportunities
and challenges. Along with the unprecedented concern about
the food safety and hygiene of the whole country, stainless
steel material presents its unique advantages in food
utensil manufacturing, and the equipment and facility
supply for food production, transportation and storage.
Stainless steel also has a huge market potential in public
health such as medicine, older people caring and green
construction. It still has much room for further development
in satisfying the high-end demand from the manufacturing
steel also faces a series of important issues, such as
structural optimization, quality improvement, energy saving
and emission reduction, industry concentration, management
innovation, application development, and international
exchanges. In this scenario, the previous eight STEXPO
sessions have been attracting great concern and enthusiastic
participation of domestic and overseas stainless steel
or its related enterprises. The scale of exhibition has
been increasingly growing. Hereby, on behalf of CISA,
MC-CCPIT and SSC-CSSEA, we would like to invite you to
take part in STEXPO 2015, and we are looking forward to
meeting you again at the gala in Shanghai.