Asia’s largest ship and marine fair, Marintec China 2011, opened today in Shanghai gathering representatives from the international marine industry. Again this year, a large number of Danish companies will be present at the Danish pavilion in a joint export promotion target at the Chinese market.
From November 29th to December 2nd Asia’s largest trade fair and exhibition for marine and shipping industries, Marintec China 2011, will take place in Shanghai. Marintec is a large exhibition and sales platform for companies producing or working within the marine and shipping industry.
Also present with a large Danish pavilion is the Danish Marine Group, representing almost 50 Danish companies. The Danish pavilion was opened by the Danish Ambassador to China, Mr Friis Arne Petersen, along with the Consul General in Shanghai, Susanne Hyldelund, the chairman of the Danish Marine Group, Kim Kolskov, and representatives from the Marine Group.
“It is my hope that the participating Danish companies can take full advantage of the great platform that is the Danish pavilion and seize the opportunities for idea and information exchange, networking and communication. Denmark is at the forefront when it comes to innovation, research and development and Danish companies have competencies within many of the maritime industry fields. Especially shipping, ship building and products & services for the ship building industry,” said the Ambassador.
Over the years, Danish companies and suppliers with production in the shipping industry has established a presence on the Chinese maritime market, and China has a large impact on the growth Danish companies currently are experiencing. The Danish pavilion is the largest of its kind outside Europe.
The products from the Danish companies range from pumps systems and coolers to knowledge and know-how on how to ensure environmentally friendly shipping.
“As a result of the globalization and increased outsourcing, the Danish marine industry have adapted to the new conditions of the international market. Thus, Danish companies have over the years moved from not only to producing and delivering products, but also provide knowledge, technology and services to the industry and partners,” said Kim Koldskov
The Danish Marine Group has participated in Marintec China since it first took place in 1979. About 1,500 companies from over 31 countries participate in the exhibition this year.