The International Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference & Exhibition (IPB) China is going to open its doors again: The leading exhibition for powder and bulk solids processing will take place for the 15th time in Shanghai from 16 to 18 October 2017. As part of POWTECH World, IPB is one of the cornerstones of the global powder and bulk solids community and encompasses the entire spectrum of mechanical process engineering. The exhibition will be held at the modern Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center for the first time in 2017. At the same time, IPB is widening its portfolio to include powder materials.
As it prepares to take place for the 15th time, IPB is once again positioning itself as an expert forum for the entire spectrum of mechanical process technology – from sorting, grinding, separating, mixing and granulating to handling and transporting powder and bulk solids. Exhibitors will also include process-related technologies for measurement, analysis and process control in the portfolios. For the first time, suppliers of raw materials for powder and bulk good processes have been invited to take part in IPB as exhibitors. A new Powder Materials Expo special area will be created for them within IPB 2017.
With its move to the modern Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC), IPB will benefit from better infrastructure. The venue at the old expo site has good transport connections, and the premises also allow for the exhibition and accompanying conferences to be held in close proximity to one another.
Trade visitors: A spotlight on chemicals
IPB appeals to trade visitors from a large number of different sectors and covers the entire spectrum of process engineering applications. For instance, experts from the worlds of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastic production, cement, food/feed, cosmetics and engineering will meet again in Shanghai. Since the AgroChemEx exhibition will take place at the venue at the same time as IPB, the organisers also expect many additional trade visitors to attend from the field of agricultural chemicals.
Programme: Pharmaceutical, particle technology and much more
The co-organiser, the Chinese Society of Particuology, makes sure that IPB and accompanying conferences have a high technical level. An extensive programme is planned, including the Shanghai Pharmaceutical Powder & Particle Processing Seminar on 16 October and the IND EX Safety Symposium on 17 October. Issues from the fields of pharmaceutical production, protection and safety and particle technologies are on the agenda in the conference rooms. Other presentations and on-site events on the latest hot issues in the industry will be held with trusted partners, among them IND EX, Powder Industry Media and academic organisations. The programme will be geared especially towards the issues facing sectors located there.
Growing visitor numbers
IPB 2016 enjoyed another significant increase in visitor numbers. Last year, 7,988 trade visitors came to Shanghai and learned about the latest developments and solutions in the field of mechanical process technology at stands set up by 142 exhibitors. Most trade visitors were from the chemical
(27 per cent), pharmaceutical (21 per cent) and engineering (15 per cent) sectors, with users in plastic manufacturing and food/feed production also well-represented. Exhibitors at IPB 2016 travelled from 14 countries. Besides China, they included the US, Australia, Japan, Germany, the UK and Italy.
Process technology worldwide
POWTECH World is a global network of exhibitions and conferences relating to mechanical process technology. Events at POWTECH World represent the ideal platform for global knowledge sharing and new global business relationships. Other upcoming POWTECH World events:
- POWTECH: Leading exhibition for mechanical process technology, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids, 26-28 September 2017, Nuremberg
- POWDER & BULK SOLIDS INDIA: International Conference & Exhibition on Storing, Handling and Processing Bulk Solids and Powder, 11-13 October 2018, Mumbai, India
Organisers of IPB
NürnbergMesse China Co., Ltd.
Chinese Society of Particuology
Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, Japan
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