A Brief Overview of CIOE
CIOE is currently the biggest exhibition servicing the optoelectronics industry on a global scale – a massive marketplace for Chinese buyers to introduce themselves to the latest innovations in the field and an information platform to boot. Shortened from Chinese International Optoelectronics Exposition, the event takes place in Shenzhen and offers unrivaled opportunity to meet with buyers in China and establish a presence in the world’s second largest economy.
GETA ltd secures your hotel accommodation for CIOE so you don’t have to spend countless hours navigating offers in an unfamiliar city. We have connections with hotels in Shenzhen and can be of service to even small and middle-sized companies. You receive bespoke hotel bookings close to Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Your comfort is our mission, which is why we’re keen to surround you with public transport options to assist your commute.
Why Your Visit Is Worth It
CIOE translates to a huge return on investment for anyone who exhibits in China. The exhibition is the key driving force behind sales on an international level, so you’re in an excellent position to leverage new products and services to an audience with high purchasing power. Take a look:
- 1800+ international exhibitors;
- 68,000+ international trade visitors from 70 countries;
- 396 visitor groups to support;
- 3,825 optoelectronic brands with 30% overseas brands;
- 110,000 square metres of exhibition space used.
It has been exactly 20 years since CIOE appeared on the scene in 1999 and fully revolutionized the optoelectronics industry. The annual event has given Chinese and international manufacturers the opportunity to reach for new horizons and create an in-depth snapshot of the trends coming to the forefront. One of the most impressive achievements is that organizers manage to run six smaller sub-expos that are tightly specialized in one area – Optical Communications, Lasers, Infrared Applications, Precision Optics, Lens and Camera Modules, Data Centers, Optoelectronic Sensors and Photonics Innovations. Exhibitors benefit from increased visibility in front of an untapped audience. Play your cards right and you return home with sales leads, direct orders and lucrative partnerships. CIOE is a highly effective cross-border procurement program.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
As we have already emphasized, CIOE has a massive industry appeal and it’s time to explore what that translates to in numbers. Last edition scored 68,310 trade visitors, which is a jump by 19% in comparison to the edition before. This only underlines how the event is still picking up steam. Out of those visitors, some 6% were from foreign countries compared to the 94% of native Chinese trade visitors. Even though this seems like a small percentage, CIOE has seen a 30% increase in international visitors. The countries that appear at the forefront include India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Russia, USA and Singapore. Nearly 30% of all exhibitors were companies outside China – another statistic that is slowly improving.
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