CIAAR 2011 Post-Show Report

2011 The 9th China International Auto Air-conditioning & Transportation Refrigeration Exhibition

CIAAR 2011 Post-show Report
Nov. 30th, 2011

CIAAR 2011 Post-Show Report

1.Exhibition Background

China International Auto Air-conditioning & Transport Refrigeration Exhibition (CIAAR) is a specialized trade exhibition aiming at building an international trading and communication platform for mobile air conditioning and transport refrigeration industry. It is held annually in Shanghai since 2003, and currently one of the top events in this field in the world. It is sponsored and supported by Chinese central government, SEA-China and organized by Shanghai Gehua Exhibition Service Co., Ltd, which is one of the leading exhibition organizers in China.

The 9th CIAAR was successfully held in Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 7-9th with the support of the exhibition sponsors and international partners including Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide (MACS - USA), International Institution of Refrigeration (IIR - France), Korean Refrigeration Air-conditioning Industry Association (KRAIA – Korea), etc.

2.Key figures analysis of the CIAAR 2011

a) No. of exhibitors and total exhibition space keeps the 15% growing rate. There are 455 exhibitors from 13 countries taking a total exhibition space of 15000 M2.

b)Exhibitor products covered the entire auto air conditioning system production line, every component can be purchased here. Engine cooling system and transport refrigeration vehicle & equipments kept same percentage of previous session but total number of exhibitors increased by14.

c)Exhibitor quality keeps improving, majority of the exhibitors are manufacturers and have export qualifications.

d)No. of International visitors reached 2,177, which was almost doubled compared with previous session, reached 15.3% of the total No. of 14,255 visitors.

e)Auto air conditioning compressor and air conditioner are still the most popular products, and visitors’ interests on engine cooling system, transport refrigeration products are increasing based on last year.

f)Over 40% of the visitors are manufacturers in this field, while No. of vehicle manufactuerers is still a major part that the organizer is going to improve. 50% of the visitors are in the trading/distributing business, total amount of transactions reached 266 million USD, among which the 54 exhibitors from Zhejiang Longquan Auto Air-conditioning Association accounts for 16.5% which is 44 million USD.

3.Featured Exhibitors

Big Bear

(For more pictures, please contact the show organizer)

4.Exhibitor and visitor feedback at the show

a)Zengcheng Fuhe Guangda Auto Air Conditioner manufacturing Co.,Ltd. (exhibitor)

Mr. Zongliu Wei, GM

The CIAAR show is amazing for us! Almost 100% of our international business is from this exhibition, we have been participating in this exhibition for many years, we’ll never miss this exhibition and it’s the only exhibition we’ll attend in China! Although we’re based on Guangzhou, we have no plan to attend any other exhibitions in south China or even Guangzhou city.

b)Zhejiang Longquan Auto Air-conditioning Association (exhibitor delegation)

Mr. Biwen Ye, Secretary General

From the 1st CIAAR in 2003, Zhejiang Longquan Auto Air-conditioning Association take parts in CIAAR show every year with no less than 40 booths, it is the only exhibition in China that our member companies joins so actively. This year, most of our member companies get international business at the show, and we have already book 110 booths for CIAAR 2012 during the show.

c)Nanjing Aotecar Refrigerating Co., Ltd. (exhibitor)

Mr. Yonggui Qian, GM

The CIAAR show is a high-end brand show in China, every year we got very good result from this show, most of our clients knew about this show, we must attend it!

d)Omega Environmental Technologies (visitor)

Mr. Thom Davis, CIO

We at Omega Environmental Technologies had been attending the CIAAR Show in Shanghai for 7 years.  We have found it to be the best A/C Show in China.  It is well run and continues to have the best suppliers in China!

e)KARKOUTI TRADE & INDUSTRY EST., Lebanon (visitor)

Mr. Adnan Karkouti, GM

I started Auto Air-conditioning business 10 years ago, since that time until year 2007 there were not a chance for air conditioning business to be well organized in China, and every year I came many times to China to visit factories in many cities especially in  Zhejiang province.

In fact this letter to express our proud of your good management in 7 – 9 Nov shanghai exhibition, which made our cooperation with supplier easier and more convenient.

Moreover, to thanks Shangahi  Gehua Exhibition Service Co., LTD. That handled and managed this exhibition to facilitate and to find suppliers in the exhibition and factories addresses and our other business need.



I’d like to give my full appreciation to the management of CIAAR exhibition, especially to the stuff, to all this work and connecting all world to CIAAR exhibitors and buyers, which makes us very easy to buy and find all automotive air conditioning components!

5.CIAAR 2012 Onsite Booth Reservation Status

CIAAR 2012 will be held in Shanghai World Expo Center on Nov. 8-10, 2012, with 25,000㎡ exhibition space. During the show, the organizer has arranged on-site booth reservation for CIAAR 2012, an unexpected 547 booths were reserved on-site (with deposit). Among the pre-reserved exhibitors, Nanjing Aotecar Refrigerating Co.,Ltd and Shanghai Guangyu Automobile Air Conditioning Compressor Co., Ltd reserved the two 90㎡ booths respectively at the hall entry. Longquan participation group reserved 110 booths for CIAAR 2012 based on this year’s 76 booths. Till the report was made on Nov 30th, 2011, 687 booths were already reserved.

To book your space at CIAAR 2012, please reach our sales team at +86-21-34140855 or send email to

We expect to have 600 exhibitors from 20 countries, and 16,000 visitors from over 30 countries in the CIAAR 2012. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about the upcoming show.


Shanghai Gehua Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.
Nov. 30, 2011