SIGN CHINA 2013 Opens Today with 20% Growth in Exhibition Space

The Sign industry's definitive event welcomes professionals to over 120,000 sqm of Sign Innovation

GUANGZHOU, China, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Now in its 11th year, the annual event for the sign industry-SIGN CHINA 2013-opens from 1-4 March at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, in Guangzhou, P.R. China. As one of the fairs which won endorsement from the China Ministry of Commerce in 2012, the fair will showcase all aspects of the sign industry supply chain.

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SIGN CHINA 2013 hosts 1,530 exhibitors from across the world including Mainland China, Croatia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Slovakia, Singapore, the Taiwan region, USA and Vietnam, covering the entire spectrum of the sign industry including indoor and outdoor format printers, engravers, lightboxes and signage, exhibition and display equipment, printing equipment, ink, consumables, as well as LED displays, LED components and LED lighting.

The show this year has expanded from ten to twelve halls totalling 120,000 sqm- a 20percent increase over the 2012 edition. Featured exhibitors and brands include ABSEN, ADO OPTRONIC, AZON PRINTER, ASTARJET, CREE, CHIN-SHI, DOU YEE, GLACIALTECH, HAWK, H.C. STARCK, IT INK, MICROBLOCK, MY-SEMI, NC LED, SEA SONIC, NITTO DENKO and many more.

"China's growing domestic economy continues to create a healthy demand for sign products and services, and increasingly more sophisticated and high-quality ones," says David Tang, Managing Director of UBM Trust, and the Founder of the event "at the same time we have been seeing a trend of growing number of buyers from India, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, as well as from traditional export markets like USA and Europe."

SIGN CHINA is the most comprehensive platform to observe product trends, as well as new technologies and ideas from across the world and in particular Asia. The newest products and technologies of the industry will be featured, including: Falcon Self-adhesive Vinyl from Tome which is mainly used in vehicle graphics, glass wall and advertising production. The New Ultrathin Lamp Box from SuiShunHui has a simple and attractive design compared to the old light box but works more efficiently and is energy-saving. Indoor LED Display from LIANTRONICS offers luxurious decorative elements including an aluminum alloy frame, tempered glass face, metallic painted base and plug&play usability complete with remote control, and High Precision Metal Cutting Laser Machine from ShinHu, which offers improved performance-price ratio.

SIGN CHINA also provides an opportunity for visitors to gain invaluable insight into the sign industry worldwide, discover new perspectives and get educated through a series of concurrent product seminars and sessions including: Structure-free Installation Specially for Advertising, Real Estate and Integrator Customers delivered by the leading exhibitor Absen Optoelectronic.

This year, SIGN CHINA also hosts the 19th Guangdong Creative Advertisement Award with the presentation of 80 pieces of awarded works covering the categories of film advertising crafts, public service, broadcast commercial, and others.

Visitors only need register once to gain access to both SIGN CHINA 2013 and LED CHINA 2013. Onsite registration for the fair is open from 09:30 to 16:30 on 1-3 March and from 09:30 to13:00 on 4 March. For more information, visit:

Notes to Editors

About UBM Trust (

UBM Trust is a joint venture company of UBM Asia, which is owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange. We have extensive experience in organising large-scale exhibitions covering different industries in China, as well as organising Chinese enterprises to participate in famous fairs abroad. Our flagship events serve the sign and LED industries. Among the definitive exhibitions of their kind in the world, these two events have become an important catalyst for the development and upgrading of China's sign and LED industries, offering a comprehensive one-stop trading platform for exhibitors and visitors. We take pride in providing professional high-quality services to our customers.

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 29 offices and over 1,200 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 70 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in Mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.


For further information:

Lillian Luo, Marketing Manager, UBM Trust Co Ltd, +86 20 38106261, +86 20 38106200,

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