Canadian delegation to attend optoelectronics expo in China – Register now for CATA/CPC Canadian Pavilion
July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

For the fifth consecutive year, CATAAlliance in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou, and the Canadian Photonics Consortium (CPC), invites you to take advantage of the CATA/CPC Canadian Pavilion at this year’s China International Optoelectronics Exposition (CIOE) at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from September 6 to 9, 2009.

This 11th annual Expo is recognized as the largest optoelectronics exhibition on the planet. China’s optoelectronics industry accounts for five per cent of the global market – growing at a rate of 25 per cent each year. The greater Shenzhen region is recognized as the centre of the high-tech industry in China.

CATA representatives and Canadian Trade Commissioners from Greater China posts will be available to facilitate introductions with foreign contacts, share market intelligence, and provide guidance on doing business in China.

The exhibiting products range covers optical communications, laser and infrared technologies & products, optical displays and LED semiconductor lighting technologies & products, optics instrument & components, optics storage technologies & products, solar photovoltaic products & solar photovoltaic products & optoelectronic products.

As a CATA/CPC Canadian Pavilion member at this event, you will receive:
  1. CATA/CPC Canadian Pavilion Booth
    An experienced CATA event management team will handle all logistics of your sleekly modern booth. Pavilion Members will receive generous booth space in the pavilion (with additional space available) which will be strategically located in a central, high traffic area. The Canadian Pavilion will be uniquely designed and branded to maximize visitor traffic and member credibility. Your pavilion environment will be ideal with a combination of private and public sector interests working jointly to promote Canadian opportunities.

  2. One-on-one Meetings/Matchmaking
    One-on-one meetings and site visits to local companies during exhibition will be arranged upon your request.

  3. One Networking Reception
    Join fellow Pavilion members and special guests for a lavish dinner reception at a local top-rated dining location that promises a warm atmosphere for focused networking and entertainment. Each exhibitor can invite up to three guests.

    Cost of entire package:
    Date:  Sept. 6 - 9, 2009
    Location:  Shenzhen, China
    Subsidy available:
*Subsidy is available for a limited number of booth-takers under the CATA/CPC Canadian pavilion. It will be allocated on first come, first serve basis.

Action Items:

1. To register for this outstanding opportunity, please download and complete our CIOE 2009 Registration Package.

2. For more information, please contact Lisa Yang at

3. Register for our July 22 national conference call to discuss your business development opportunities in China.  Click here for more information.

More reasons to attend the CATA/CPC Canadian Pavilion at the CIOE:

At present, China’s optoelectronics industry shows an average annual increase of 25 per cent and accounts for five per cent of the global market. According to the China Optics and Optoelectronic Manufacturers Association (COEMA), the production value of China’s optoelectronics industry amounted to USD 14 billion in 2006. The association expects this value to increase to USD 45 billion by 2010, which equals a global market share of 10 per cent.

The greater Shenzhen region is recognized as the centre of the high-tech industry in China. Many Chinese global players of the electronic and telecommunication industry – such as Huawei, ZTE, Hasee, and Konka – have their headquarters and production sites in Shenzhen. In 2006, more than 1,000 companies produced optoelectronic devices and accessories worth USD 6 billion in this region. With regard to the total output of the Chinese optoelectronics industry, this means a market share of almost 50 per cent.

Since its establishment in 1999, the CIOE has been successfully held 10 times and has continuously developed its close relationship with the industry. The 2008 edition of the CIOE set new benchmarks in every aspect. With more than 2,100 exhibitors displaying their products on 65,000sqm to 85,000 trade visitors, the event underlined its position as the world’s largest exhibition for optoelectronics. The CIOE 2009 will be enlarged to 70,000sqm.

We believe that the development of the CIOE over the past decade mirrors the development of the entire Chinese optoelectronics industry. Your participation in the upcoming event will definitely be worthwhile to explore business opportunities in China!