The Chinese government responded to Germany’s Industrie 4.0 concept nearly two years ago with "Made in China 202". In order to promote the link between information technology and the industrial sector, utilize intelligent technology, improve the ability of industry to innovate, promote environmentally-friendly manufacturing across the board, and optimize its production chains key sectors are being leveraged, including IT, high-end numerical machine tools, industrial robots, energy-saving cars, and new materials.
At the Beijing International Intelligent Manufacturing Exhibition 2016 Miao Wei, China's Minister of Industry and IT (MIIT), emphasized the importance of international cooperation for modernizing China. According to him, China’s most important trade show for intelligent production plays a major role.
210 exhibitors and 17,591 trade visitors took in Industrial Automation as a part of the Beijing International Intelligent Manufacturing Exhibition 2016. One highlight of the show was the special Digital Factory exhibit, a concentrated version of the show in Hannover with the same name that illustrates Germany's vision of Industrie 4.0.
The next Beijing International Intelligent Manufacturing Exhibition will be held from May 10 to 12, 2017 – once again integrating Industrial Automation and Digital Factory. The trade show focuses on CAD, ERP and SCM software, solutions for additive manufacturing, process integration, PLM, 3D visualization, and MES along with industrial cloud services.
For the third time, the trade show will be accompanied by the International Intelligent Manufacturing Conference, China's most important conference for integrated production. In 2016, the conference compared China's "Made in China 2025", Germany’s "Industrie 4.0" and the United States' "Industrial Internet" initiatives in an international context.
In 2017, numerous international speakers are once again holding presentations in the Report Hall at the Beijing Exhibition Center, including China's MIIT Minister Miao Wie. It will focus on Industrie 4.0 and partnerships between Chinese and German companies. In addition to various Chinese ministries and international industry associations, organizers include VDMA, Germany’s National Academy of Science and Engineering, and Hannover Milano Fairs China Ltd.