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The Alpitec China team together with representatives of the exhibitors who were present at the first and the tenth year, including the SI editor Thomas Surrer (front left). The SI Magazine has been ALPITEC China’s media partner since the very beginning. Photo: ALPITEC

Alpitec China 2018

10th edition much larger

The number of exhibitors has grown by 17 percent, the exhibition grounds area by some 60 percent – the 10th edition of ALPITEC China 2018 was clearly much larger than last year’s exhibition.

 

79 exhibitors and brands, 4,500 square meters of exhibition grounds, and, together with the sports exhibition ISPO Beijing, around 30,000 visitors – the 10th edition of the winter technology exhibition ALPITEC China presented itself clearly much larger than in the previous year. Compared with 2017, the exhibition featured 60 percent more exhibitors and brands, companies from eleven countries presented a full range of mountain and winter technologies. Companies from Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, the USA and Switzerland needed 60 percent more space than in 2017. The four-day exhibition held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing has thus established itself as the leading platform for mountain and winter technologies in the Asia-Pacific region over the last ten years.

Ski regions in China: new figures

As follows from the new White Book 2017, the only data collection analyzing and describing the ski industry in China, in preparation for the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, winter sports receive special attention in China and, being a matter of crucial importance to the government, have been the recipients of much financial support even though the two-digit growth rates from the previous years could not be quite maintained. From 2016 to 2017, 57 new resorts were developed, corresponding to 8.82% growth. There are altogether 703 ski resorts that recorded 17.5 million visitors (+15.89%) in 2017. To compare: during the same period, the number of visitors in Switzerland was approx. 23 million. Of the 703 existing resorts in China, 145 currently have one or more chair-lifts. Though this corresponds to an increase of 16%, it is still very few compared to European standards. ts

The SKIDATA team (from left): Andreas Kranabetter, Guido Harucksteiner, Bjarne Eckardt, Regina Daum, Jae Lee, Toni Zhai and Yang Hongyu.

Gilles Genoux attended Alpitec China on behalf of POMA and John Calverley on behalf of PRINOTH. Photos: SI/Surrer

The newly-merged steel-wire rope brand Teufelberger-Redaelli was promoted by Stefan Puchner, Wlli Chang and Cheng Wu.

Snowmaking technology from South Tyrol for the Asian market – that is the goal for Michael Mayr (left) and Florian Hajzeri of Technoalpin .

With the MELCHERS team, Harald Schmid & Florian Profanter (3. & 2. f.r.) promoted PISTENBULLY and Chris van den Berg (4. f.l.) SUNKID.

ERSO snowmaking technology from Austria was presented by (f.l.): Erich Kerecz, Charly Gores and Yan Xu Cess.

Oliver Suter, Yisheng Xu and Anton Ullmann represented AXESS at Alpitec China 2018. Photos: SI/Surrer

The strong exhibition team of DOPPELMAYR with their Chinese CEO Li Yanqui (5. f.r.) and marketing expert Hendrik Schütte (4. from the right).