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JSMEA attends Marintec China 2017

Japan Ship Machiner y and Equipment
Association (JSMEA) attended, with financial
support from The Nippon Foundation, Marintec
China 2017 at the Shanghai New International
Expo Centre on Dec. 5-8.
JSMEA opened its Japan Pavilion together with
28 member companies and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
(ClassNK) to welcome many visitors throughout
the event, taking advantage of the pavilion’s prime
location close to a venue entrance, where other
major countries had their national pavilions.
A presentation area was set up at the Japan
Pavilion, where nine members were situated to
make introductions and showcase their respective
products. Many visitors stopped by the area for
the presentations, indicating that it was effective
enough to attract visitors to the pavilion and provide
them with information.
Marintec China, one of the greatest exhibitions in
Asia, was held for the 19th time last year. According
to the organizers, approximately 2,100 exhibitors
from 31 economies were present, while the number
of visitors was some 65,000.
On Dec. 4, a day before the opening of Marintec
China 2017, Mr. Shinzo Yamada, chairman of
JSMEA (president of Taiyo Electric Co., Ltd.)
and other executives paid a courtesy visit to the
Consulate-General of Japan in Shanghai. The
delegation met with Mr. Kazuyuki Katayama,
consul-general, and exchanged views and opinions
on an outline of the exhibition as well as the
present state of the Japanese ship machinery and
equipment industry and China.




On Dec. 5, at the start of Marintec China 2017,
an opening ceremony was conducted for the Japan
Pavilion. Mr. Yamada was joined by Mr. Katayama
and Mr. Junichiro Iida, executive vice-president of
ClassNK, to cut the ribbon. The consul-general
visited and boosted exchanges with exhibitors at
the pavilion.
In the afternoon, a meeting was convened
among JSMEA’s chairman, vice-chairmen and Mr.
Guo Dacheng, president of the China Association
of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI). They
exchanged information and opinions on Chinese
shipbuilding as well as Chinese and Japanese ship
machinery and equipment industries.
In the evening, JSMEA teamed up with ClassNK to organize a get-together in Shanghai to encourage
representatives from the Japanese shipbuilding
and ship machinery and equipment industries to
build relations with their Chinese counterparts. The
event was attended by approximately 200 people,
including Mr. Katayama. From China, Mr. Guo and
some 70 other individuals concerned with maritime
affairs were present. A lottery was held during
the party, through which attendees received gifts
donated by JSMEA members and ClassNK. The
get-together concluded with a jovial air.


Please see JSMEANEWS number 115(Spring 2018) for more information.