Welcome to Expo Build China 2008

From 1 to 4 April 2008 in Shanghai, BolognaFiere Spa and Shanghai CMP Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd will be staging the largest and most important ceramics exhibition in Asia - CERAMICS, TILES & SANITARY WARE CHINA 2008. Taking place simultaneously with Expo Build China 2008, the leading trade fair dedicated to the building industry. In the brand-new SNIEC Shanghai, during the four days of the fair, more than 600 exhibitors from all over the world and from Asia in particular, occupying a floor space of over 60,000 square metres, will be putting on display the latest products from the ceramics sector, bathroom fittings, sanitary fixtures, floors, doors and windows, frames, interior finishes and decorations, heating, air conditioning, colour schemes and insulation.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full and exciting cultural programme, and one of the highlights will be the International Conference: "DESIGNING COMFORT: CERAMICS, INNOVATIVE MATERIALS, AESTHETICS AND TECHNOLOGY ", scheduled for 1 April and dealing with highly topical subjects including the aesthetic dimension, from design to architecture to respect for the environment; care in the use of technology in areas where man is the central consideration; natural and artificial materials employed in a manner that meets the demands of functionality and aesthetics.

Particular attention will be devoted to setting out the vast opportunities offered by ceramic materials, with special reference to large-scale projects in the contract sector.

Lecturers who have been invited to discuss their work include renowned architects, designers, art historians and manufacturers, among them Aldo Colonetti, the Scientific Director of the European Institute of Design and Director of Octagon, Aldo Cibic, designer and architect and one of Ettore Sottsass's most highly esteemed pupils, Luca Scacchetti, designer and architect, author of an influential Chinese intervention on the subject of town-planning, Paolo Boffi, Chairman of Boffi Spa, Gianluca Guzzini, the Chairman of Teuco Guzzini Spa, and Gianfranco Schiava, CEO of Zanussi Electrolux.

Another major cultural event will be the Design Festival, culminating on 3 April with the Summit Forum "City of creativity", with architects and designers from all over the world taking part, among them Mario Cucinella from Italy.

Within Ceramics and Tiles Fair, visitors will find in the "Expo Deco" hall the biggest international names in ceramics, bathroom fittings, sanitary ware and kitchen fixtures, with all the most advanced and sophisticated products, so that for anyone working in this field who is keen to keep abreast of tomorrow's trends this is an opportunity that simply must not be missed.

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