It is known to all that Shanghai Expo is a big issue to our Chinese people and even to people from all over the world. Like the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, this exposition can bring various opportunities for the different industries, especially for the hardware industry because there must be many constructions before this expo. Obviously, all these constructions need many hardware products.
It is estimated that till 2009 the total value of the hardware industry in China will achieve eight hundred billion, among which the export value is about 50.3 billion. During the Shanghai Expo, a lot of venues as well as supporting facilities have to be built, thus, it will obviously provide a golden opportunity for the companies doing the hardware business. Many theme forums about this expo make the companies feel that there are many potential business chances waiting for them.
An expert in this field evaluates that not only the construction projects before the Shanghai Expo, but also the period after will produce a larger commercial scale than the Beijing Olympic Games. Various hardware industries such as the decorative hardware, hardware instruments, automobile instruments, and architectural hardware can have the chance to explore a broader market. Therefore, a lot of hardware companies from the China Hardware Manufacturing Base all come to Shanghai to share this big “business cake”.
Yang Yiqing, the leader of Zhejiang Commerce Association, once said that companies which take part in the Shanghai Expo should bear in mind that except making good use of this platform to present the company images as well as to spread the business, the companies should always combine this expo with companies’ transformation and upgrade. If these companies seize this golden opportunity, their business may come into a higher stage.
Another expert mentions that the hardware industry is facing the problem of changing the development mode and improving the core competence. In order to be competitive in the hardware industry, the hardware companies should go down the path towards the development of high-standard, high-quality, and high-efficiency.