Foreign Trade Show Program of the Federal Government Supports German Joint Pavilion at BIOTECH CHINA 2008

    SHANGHAI, CHINA, December 5 /CNW/ - BIOTECH CHINA in Shanghai - central
communication platform for biotechnology in the Asia-Pacific region - in 2008
will be supported by the Foreign Trade Show Program of the Federal Ministry of
Economic Affairs and Technology. The support program offers German enterprises
many advantages of an organized attendance. The German enterprises as well as
their foreign branches and subsidiaries will be able to present within the
joint pavilion of the Federal Republic of Germany in China's most important
economic hub. Stephan Kuhne, Member of the Board of Deutsche Messe AG
Hannover, organizer of BIOTECH CHINA was quoted as saying, "Especially small
and medium-sized biotech firms benefit from this cost-effective option to
participate in an organized setting",

    The joint pavilion is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic
Affairs and Technology in cooperation with AUMA (Association of the German
Trade Fair Industry). The FAIRS Messe Marketing Management GmbH, Nurnberg, who
will attend to exhibitors of the joint pavilion before and during their trade
show participation in the Shanghai International Exhibition Center (INTEX)
will be responsible for organizational and technical realization.

    The floor space of the joint pavilion is planned to span an area of 200
square meters, with a minimum space of nine square meters per company.
Subsidized space at Euro 150 per square meter including stand construction and
floor rate is offered up to a maximum of 100 square meters. A ready-to-go
booth with a size of nine square meters thus costs Euro 1 350 plus VAT.

    Prior to the exhibition, Deutsche Messe Hannover will also arrange for a
visit to a modern biotech industry park in Shanghai as well as a meeting with
the most influential biotech association of the Shanghai region. China is a
fast-growing sales market with a developing research location and
manufacturing base as well.

    The minimum attendance for the German joint pavilion is 10 companies. The
closing date for registration is January 31, 2008. All important forms for
registration, participation and travel arrangements for BIOTECH CHINA 2008 are
available for download online at


    BIOTECH CHINA is a member of the global BIOTECHNICA Family. BIOTECH CHINA
celebrated its successful premiere in Shanghai in July 2007. The Asian
offshoot of BIOTECHNICA is a cooperative venture of the established trade
fairs BIOTECHNICA ASIA, the Chinese exhibitions BIOTECH & PHARM, ISCL as well
as the BIOFORUM. The combination of a three-day trade show, an innovation
forum, a two-day scientific congress represents the business platform and
bridge to the Asian market. BIOTECH CHINA attracted 134 exhibitors from 17
countries and welcomed a total of 4 853 professional trade visitors from 19
nations in 2007.

    For further information on BIOTECH CHINA please refer to or

For further information:

For further information: Deutsche Messe AG for BIOTECH CHINA Katharina
Siebert Tel.: +49 511 89-31028 E-mail:

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