The 22nd BEIJING ESSEN WELDING & CUTTING celebrated its 30th anniversary with record values and was thus able to confirm its significance as Asia’s most important trade fair for joining, cutting and surfacing technologies. Around 1,000 exhibitors presented their products and services in the Shanghai New International Expo Center. With an attractive portfolio, the sectoral event lured 25,200 visitors – this value is only surpassed by the mother event, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN. In addition to trade visitors from the Middle Kingdom, experts from all over the world used the sectoral platform in order to obtain information, exchange ideas and place orders. Exhibitors from 30 countries emphasised the international significance of the fair. The 23rd edition of BEIJING ESSEN WELDING & CUTTING will take place in Dongguan for the first time from May 8 to 11, 2018.