TCT + Personalize Asia 2015 Takes Off

In partnership with VNU Exhibitions, the TCT + Personalize brand will make its Shanghai debut in March 2015. The launch edition of this exciting event will build on the highly successful TCT Show + Personalize format in the UK and is set to become the definitive additive manufacturing, 3D printing and product development technology show in Asia. The organisers are delighted to announce the first group of confirmed exhibitors for the debut event. These include Arcam AB, AURORA, Arkema, Bright Laser Technology, EnvisionTec, EOS, ESUN, HLH Prototype,Materialise NV,TIERTIME, Renishaw,Seal Laser Prototype, SLM Solutions and Sunruy.Tech

On the back of a hugely successful edition of TCT Show + Personalize in the UK at the turn of the month Rapid News Communications Group and VNU Exhibitions Asia are delighted to announce the debut edition of TCT + Personalize Asia, which will take place from March 12th-14th 2015 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing, is making excellent progress in terms of speaker and exhibitor confirmations.


Over the last 20 years Rapid News Communication Group (RNCG) has helped define the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry for European and US audiences with the TCT + Personalize portfolio. RNCG was the first company to publish a commercial offering, TCT Magazine, on the subject back in 1992, and one of first to produce an event dedicated to the technologies in 1995.

In partnership with VNU Exhibitions, the TCT + Personalize brand will make its Shanghai debut in March 2015. The launch edition of this exciting event will build on the highly successful TCT Show + Personalize format in the UK and is set to become the definitive additive manufacturing, 3D printing and product development technology show in Asia.

The organisers are delighted to announce the first group of confirmed exhibitors for the debut event. These include Arcam AB, AURORA, Arkema, Bright Laser Technology, EnvisionTec, EOS, ESUN, HLH Prototype,Materialise NV,TIERTIME, Renishaw,Seal Laser Prototype, SLM Solutions and SunruyTech. This strong line will be added to with further confirmations in the coming weeks and will be enhanced by a stellar conference programme drawn from across Asia and the Western world. Highlights from the schedule include keynote addresses from Fried Vancraen of Materialise, Guo Ge of TIERTIME, Conor MacCormack of Mcor Technologies and Legacy Effects' Jason Lopes. They will be joined by two full days of world-class speakers from the medical, industrial, automotive, aerospace and creative sectors.

Daben Mao, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions Asia, stated: "With over 20 years' experience in China, VNU Exhibitions Asia has established a range of world-class show brands in China together with its international partners. With our solid partnership with Chinese government organizations, associations, institutes, academy, media etc. covering a wide range of application areas, as well as Rapid News Communications Group's 21 years' industry insights, we believe TCT Asia will present itself as the only dedicated and professional 3D printing exhibition and conference in China, bringing great value to both exhibitors and professional users."

Duncan Wood, COO of RNCG, which owns the TCT brand, added: "We are excited to build on the success of TCT Show + Personalize in the UK, and with a strong exhibitor line up and equally inspiring conference programme taking shape for Shanghai we are looking forward to next March in anticipation of a very successful extension of our trusted brand. There has been a proliferation of 3D Printing events across the globe in the last 12 months, and we know it is becoming harder for potential visitors to analyse which events are the best to attend. With TCT + Personalize Asia prospective exhibitors and visitors have the security of our 20 years in the sector along with a proven track record of delivering highly successful events, add to this VNU's in-country expertise and you have a highly credible team in place to deliver the foremost event in Asia for 3D Printing."

Notes to Editors

TCT Show + Personalize is abbreviated simply to TCT after written once in full. TCT + Personalize Asia is abbreviated to TCT Asia after written once in full.

About TCT Show + Personalize

TCT Show + Personalize is the leading event dedicated to 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development, owned and organised by Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG). Held annually, the UK event showcases almost 200 exhibitors and presents a line up of internationally-recognised speakers. In 2014 almost 8,000 attendees from over 50 countries visited TCT for inspiration, education and most importantly to do business. The mix of inspirational speakers, cutting-edge technologies and innovative initiatives such as Bright Minds UK, the Startup Zone and the RepRap Hub — all accessible with no entrance fees for attendees — is unique. As a result, TCT attracts business leaders, early adopters and a wide range of users from across engineering, design and manufacturing to an event where they can see tomorrow's technology today. Follow TCT online at www.tctshow.com and through social media.

About VNU Exhibitions

Since 1917, VNU Exhibitions Europe, affiliated to Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs has organised trade fairs in Europe, making it one of Europe's longest-established exhibition specialists. VNU Exhibitions has been active in China since 1993, when the country's exhibition industry started to take off. It was one of the earliest joint venture exhibition companies in China. Currently the company has offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, hosting more than 20 exhibitions and conferences each year. The company is a member of the Union of International Fairs and "Level A Qualification Unit" of the Shanghai Conference and Exhibition Association.
Forthcoming TCT Events
TCT Show + Personalize, September 30th - October 2nd 2014, NEC, Birmingham, UK
TCT Magazine + Personalize @ International CES, January 2015, LVCC, Las Vegas, USA
TCT + Personalize Asia, March 12th -15th 2015, SHCEC, Shanghai, China.

Contacts
Duncan Wood - duncan@rapidnews.com
Serena Liu - serena.liu@vnuexhibitions.com.cn
More information at www.tctasia.com.cn

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