BICES to return in September 2023

The 16th edition of Beijing International Construction Machinery, Building Materials Machines and Mining Machines Exhibition & Seminar (BICES) will take place from 20 to 23 September 2023 at the China International Exhibition Centre (New Venue) in Beijing, China.

Focusing on the theme ‘Digital, Efficiency, Green and Reliable’, BICES 2023 will present high-end, intelligent, and new green technologies, products and services for the industry. The event is organised by the China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA), China Construction Machinery Co Ltd (CNCMC) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Machinery Sub-Council (CCPIT-MSC).

The organisers said there will be several concurrent events and conferences, including the Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum on Construction Machinery, China-Africa Cooperation and Development Forum on Construction Machinery, International Capacity Forum on Overseas Contracted Projects and Construction Machinery Cooperation, and World Construction Machinery Intelligence Conference.

Other conferences discussing the latest development in the industry will also be available, such as the China Excavating Machinery Industry Conference, China Construction Technology and Equipment Technology Integration Development Conference, and Construction Machinery Conference on the Green Development and Carbon

By the end of February 2023, the number of registered exhibitors at BICES 2023 had reached a record high, according to the organisers. Major Chinese and international companies will participate at the event, including LiuGong, Sany, SDLG, XCMG, Hangcha, Zoomlion, CRCHI, Shantui, Heli, CREC, Jonyang, Sunward, Dingli, Liaoning Censcience Industry, Hengli Hydraulic, Eddie Precision, LKC Hydraulic, Shenghang, Jiachen, and Stronger Hydraulic, as well as Caterpillar, Kobelco, Hitachi, Cummins, Isuzu, Kawasaki, Deutz, JLG, and Kohler, among others.

In a press conference held during Conexpo 2023 in the US, secretary general of CCMA, Wu Peiguo, pointed out that China’s construction machinery industry as a whole has achieved a stable and healthy development in recent years. In 2021, the operating revenue of the entire industry reached RMB 906.5 billion. The overall performance remained high in 2022, although with some adjustment.

Mr Wu explained how Chinese construction machinery products have been widely recognised by countries and regions around the world. In 2021, the export volume exceeded US$30 billion, and in 2022 it exceeded US$40 billion (nearly US$44.302 billion). With a year-on-year growth of 30.2%, he said the industry has not only continuously created new historical highs, but also made new progress in high-end, intelligent and green transformation.

Conexpo 2023 saw the start of the global campaign for BICES 2023. The press conference was also attended by Li Jin, general manager of CNCMC and Zhou Weidong, chairman of CCPIT-MSC.