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Over 122,000 visitors flock to Music China’s “we’re back!” celebration
With on-site orders rushing in, new connections being forged across 13 bustling exhibition areas, and a fairground alive with activity until the final second, this year's Music China will be remembered as the perfect comeback following the pandemic. Equalling its all-time visitor record, previously reached in 2019, and with more than 1,800 exhibitors spread over 120,000 sqm of exhibition space, the four-day fair attracted high praise from every sector of the Musical Instruments (MI) industry as it closed on 14 October. Among them was French violin bridge supplier Nicolas Despiau, who hailed it as “one of the most important fairs in the world,” – a sentiment that was supported by the attendance of trade visitors and end consumers from 92 countries and regions.
Over 1,800 exhibitors ready to kick off Music China’s landmark 20th edition
With buyer pre-registrations already flooding in from more than 70 countries and regions, Music China is preparing to throw open its doors for a packed four days of business from 11 – 14 October. In what is the largest showcase of musical instruments to be found anywhere in the world, the biggest names in the business including 1,822 international exhibitors are unpacking their products at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. This year's hall space has expanded by 20% compared to 2020, now stretching across ten halls (W5 – E5) and three marquee areas (OW2 – OW4) to offer an unparalleled display of musical instruments across 120,000 sqm of exhibition space.
Will instrument imports to China rise in 2023? Industry eyes Music China for answers
Since reaching an 11-month low in January this year, musical instrument imports have been steadily recovering to a 21% rise in July compared to the beginning of 2023, with categories such as wind instruments even posting a record high in H1 . As the world’s largest trade fair for the industry, attention is now turning to Music China, where participants from more than 40 countries and regions will congregate to strike new deals in October, for signals about momentum in the second half of 2023 and beyond.
Music China: hall space expands as international brands confirm their return
Following better than expected early-stage exhibitor sign-ups, hall space for this year’s Music China will rise to 120,000 sqm. For context, that’s an increase of 20% from 2020 to reach almost 80% of the pre-pandemic 2019 scale. With the country’s borders now open and exhibitor registration in full swing, over 1,000 international brands from 22 countries and regions have already confirmed their return – a figure that is expected to rise in the months ahead. The international lineup includes country and region pavilions from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan and Spain, as well as individual exhibitors from Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand the UK, and the US.
Music China announces October 2023 return; exhibitor registration now open
The dates are set: Asia’s largest trade fair for musical instruments will make its homecoming from 11 – 14 October 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre – its longstanding home since 2002. Expectations for the fair to return on a strong footing next year are high, particularly given the country’s unrivalled position as not only the world’s biggest instrument manufacturer but also the largest market.
All the important information about your trade fair visit
Admission only to journalists and exhibitors within the framework of their press activities. The Press Center opens daily during the fair.
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- PC work station(s)
- Interview room(s)
The following materials are available:
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- Cloak room
Press registration & contact
Any member of the press wishing to attend this fair should contact us. Our contacts would be happy to help you with any queries you might have relating to your reports. Alternatively, you can register onsite by presenting your business card at the registration counter during the fair.
Contact persons for the press
Mr Alexander Holdsworth
Phone +852 2230 9279
Fax +852 2598 7919