CAC Continues to Expand

Ma Chunyan CCPIT, CAC
Ma Chunyan

Q How will this show compare to last year’s show in terms of exhibitors and attendees?
18th China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC 2017) will be held in Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) Mar. 1 to 3, 2017. CAC 2017 will expand its space covering six halls with over 70,000 square meters, represented by over 1,200 exhibiting companies from 30 countries and regions including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, United States, UK, Vietnam, and more. CAC 2017 will have country pavilions from India and Korea, and we expect to have over 30,000 visitors from over 120 countries and regions. Specialized product zone is reasonably planned based on exhibit profile, including pesticide zone, fertilizer zone, agrichemical and crop protection equipment zone, overseas pavilion, country pavilions (India and Korea), new product & technology release zone, and 5th CAC Award Display Area. Pesticide Zone is located from Hall N1 to Hall N4, fertilizer Zone from hall N4 to hall N5, and the equipment zone will cover the full hall of E7.

Q What differences can visitors expect to see at this show compared with previous years?
At CAC 2017, visitors will see more varieties of new agrichemical products, including formulated products,
new fertilizers, micronutrients, functional fertilizers, biostimulants, biopesticides and biocontrol products; more international exhibiting companies such as labs and consultancy organizations; and the fast growing agrichemical and crop protection equipment sector.

Q What is the highlight of the conference, and what can you tell us about the speakers?
China International Agrochemical Conference Week 2017 (CACW) will be held from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2017, which includes the following six sessions:

CAC Conference Week will merge global wisdom and create an information feast. Nearly 100 speakers in the pesticide, fertilizer and seed industry including government officials, industry experts, scholars, and entrepreneurs will be invited from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Mexico, Paraguay, Turkey, United States, UK, and East African countries. Through the six sessions, they will analyze industry policy changes under the zero-increase of pesticide and fertilizer consumption plan, progress of agrichemical industry supply side reform, and discuss the technology path for pesticide and fertilizer upgrading. They will highlight the technology development and market potential of medium-element fertilizer, micronutrient and soil conditioner, share pesticide and fertilizer application status and experiences on different crops; analyze new challenges brought by M&A, changes to the global demand side, new opportunities at emerging regional markets, and forecast future market trends. They will also interpret progress on pesticide regulatory and management home and abroad, and share market-expanding experiences; elaborate ways to realize the effective linkage between supply and demand and to accelerate the innovative, environmental friendly and global development of Chinese pesticide formulated products; and conduct discussions on hot topics such as beyond-agriculture applications, biocontrol products, and seed treatment technology.

Q Why is it important for people in the industry to attend this show?
After years of development, CAC has become world largest agrichemical exhibition, where the agrichemical world meets. CAC serves as world largest one-stop platform with the widest range of exhibit profile, including:
• Pesticides & Biological Pesticides
• Fertilizer & New Fertilizers
• Manufacturing & Packaging Equipment, Logistics
• Beyond Agriculture
• Seed
• GLP Labs, Consultancy Organizations

CAC has the most international visitor origins, with 30,000 visitors from 120 countries and regions.
CAC 2017 will make full use of internet application in exhibition, open exhibitor online login for profile submission, visitor online pre-registration, CAC bilingual mobile site, WeChat visitor pre-registration, CAC APP, CACW online registration and online vote for 5th CAC Award. These will enhance exhibiting efficiency, visiting convenience, and delegates diversified registration, and promote the offline and online interaction for exhibitors and visitors.

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