As TCT Show + Personalize 2013 closes its doors in Birmingham today, Rapid News Communications Group and VNU Exhibitions Asia are delighted to announce the debut edition of TCT + Personalize Asia, which will take place in Shanghai in early 2015.
Over the last 20 years Rapid News Communication Group (RNCG) has helped to define the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry for the European and US audiences. RNCG was the first company to publish a commercial magazine on the subject back in 1992, and the first to produce an event dedicated to the technologies in 1995. Now in partnership with VNU Exhibitions, 2015 sees the debut of TCT + Personalize Asia.
TCT + Personalize Asia will take place in the world's largest city, Shanghai, in 2015. The launch edition of this exciting event will follow the tried and trusted format of the highly successful TCT Show + Personalize event in the UK. It is set to become the definitive and leading additive manufacturing, 3D printing and product development technology show for every level of interest from hackerspace to aerospace in Asia.
The exhibition floor at TCT + Personalize Asia will feature the entire spectrum of 3D printing and additive manufacturing equipment as well as all the supporting technologies and software for scanning, digitising and inspection, and for design and manufacturing. TCT Show + Personalize in the UK has a reputation for promoting the latest in 3D design and manufacturing technology to the widest audience possible and will build on this successful formula to harness inspirational speakers, cutting-edge technology and incredible creativity to produce the must-attend event of the year for the Asian market.
The media explosion around 3D printing has heralded new and unprecedented interest in the technologies that have been central to TCT for nearly twenty years. Creative sectors such as art and design, fashion, architecture and the maker movement are now waking up to the exciting possibilities afforded by additive manufacturing and 3D printing at all levels. TCT + Personalize Asia will embrace this excitement and demonstrate what is really possible using this incredible technology.
Duncan Wood, COO of Rapid News Communications Group, which owns the TCT Magazine + Personalize brands, commented: "We are excited to be taking the TCT name to Shanghai in 2015. We recognise the demand in China and the surrounding region for intelligence and information about these exciting technologies. Our trusted brands along with VNU's experience and expertise in the territory makes for a formidable team and we look forward to the debut show."
Daben Mao, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions Asia commented, "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. We’ve been seeking opportunities in growth sectors which fit in China’s dynamic and vigorous market. TCT + Personalize Asia fits this profile. We are proud to introduce the TCT Show + Personalize brand to China together with Rapid News Communications Group. TCT Show + Personalize is by far the most complete and professional exhibition in the 3D printing space with outstanding content and conference programmes. We look forward replicating the successful UK model in Shanghai. The world is looking at China and China is looking at Shanghai. For those who do not like to miss the next economic upsurge in China, Shanghai 2015 is the perfect opportunity."