The 7th Annual All in Caravaning (AIC) trade fair in China, held June 22-24 for the first time at the Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center in Beijing, reported strong attendance with 22,193 attendees from 20 countries. The fair featured 700 exhibitors showcasing 450 vehicles on 376,700 square feet of exhibit space.
The event was organized by Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf, renowned as the organizer of Caravan Salon, the leading international caravan and RV trade fair held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Axel Bartkus, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, commented, “We were completely confident moving to the new exhibition venue. The positive response to AIC this year proves that this is a wise decision which is in line with market demands, and we have withstood this test. The enthusiasm of visitors for RV vacation continues to rise which is very exciting for us. It gives us a feeling for the trend of the future.”
Due to the new venue, exhibitors were able to improve the quality of their exhibits and numerous purchase orders and signed contracts were reported. RV International, Yutong, Jinguan, LiveZone RV, Weihang RV, Huabeihui, Zhongya RV, Yate RV, Broadriver-horse, Yunshang RV, Qingdao Kailei, Sixing RV and Zhongqijingfu are among the companies that participated at AIC 2018.
The caravan accessories zone and camping zone were also popular and resulted in positive sales results. According to a survey, 89% of the exhibiting companies were satisfied with their participation in AIC 2018.
A special feature at AIC 2018 was the “Speech Corner” with press conferences, technical forums and a conference on current topics for the RV sector.
The AIC 2018 ancillary program included the outdoor “B9 Game Zone” and the “AIC CLUB’s family activity zone” with educational programs to get young families interested in the RV lifestyle. Several award presentations, incljuding Motor Home of the Year, Caravan of the Year, Mobile Home of the Year and AIC Innovation, rounded off the program.
This year, AIC launched its first “Caravaners’ Camping Zone” for RV fans staying in their own vehicles. About 300 visitors with 200 caravans made use of this zone during the three day event.
The 8th Annual AIC will be held at the Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center in Beijing June 14 – 16, 2019.