On March 15th, the “12th China Rubber Annual Conference and China Rubber Industry Exhibition” hosted by China Rubber Industry Association was held in Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou.
2017 China Rubber Annual Conference
As the world's largest and most influential annual International Rubber Conference, this year's China Rubber Annual Conference attracted world-renowned tire and rubber products manufacturers, raw materials and equipment suppliers, Taiwan Rubber and Elastomer Industry Association, and the world's major producers. Jiaoguo Industry Association, a total of nearly 800 representatives from more than 10 countries attended the conference.
Focusing on the theme of “Qualifying and Enhancing Brands and Opening a New Stage of Development”, the conference actively innovated in form, adopting a three-dimensional model of one main forum, four sub-forums, one exhibition site and several salon events.
“After experiencing the 'winter' of major negative growth in major products and major industries in 2015, from the data of 2016, the industry economy has stabilized and stabilized, and the growth rate has been more obvious, achieving a good start for the '13th Five-Year Plan.' Deng Yazhen, president of China Rubber Industry Association, summed up the characteristics of the economic operation of the rubber industry in 2016. "The industry economy has stabilized and stabilized, and the tires have been upgraded. The tire auto parts and supporting materials have become the main force of recovery, and the decline in product exports has narrowed. It’s hard to turn positive, the pace of adjustment and upgrade is quicker, and the effect is obvious.”
“In 2016, it stopped falling, and it is currently near the turning point of growth and decline.” After analyzing the economic situation at home and abroad and the national macro policy, Deng Yazhen said, “At this stage, it is necessary to adhere to the combination of short-term goals and long-term goals. Stabilizing demand, stabilizing growth, and preventing risks; adjusting structure, promoting upgrading, intelligence, greening, creating brands, and going global as industry priorities, continuously consolidating the foundation of rapid economic growth, improving the quality of growth, and promoting the supply-side structure Reform and reshape the industry development pattern."
Deng Yazhen believes that the development trend of the rubber industry in 2017 is manifested in four aspects: green low-carbon, safe and efficient requirements to further promote structural adjustment, product demand transformation; intelligent manufacturing, model re-engineering enterprise advantages appear, is becoming the backbone of the industry revitalization; Going out and globalizing the layout has become an important choice for enterprises to adjust their structure, transformation and upgrading; mergers, restructuring, and integration will increase the concentration of the industry.
Xu Wenying, Secretary-General of China Rubber Association, summarized the progress of the Association's work in 2016 and responding to hot issues: First, in the service of the industry, launched a national brand promotion campaign, organized the second "6.15 China Green Tire Safety Week" "The large-scale public welfare activities will continue to be carried out in Yantai this year; the "China Tire Enterprise Ranking" activity will be launched; the mixed rubber standards will be actively reported to the relevant ministries; the development of national standards will be actively undertaken, and the formulation of group standards will be carried out. The National Standards Committee's national group standard information platform is included; strengthen communication and communication with foreign rubber counterparts. The second is to strengthen communication between the industry and the government and to serve the government. The NPC deputies will report relevant issues to the government, submit relevant materials to the national leaders and ministries, actively participate in the formulation of the national industrial policy, complete the relevant work issued by the Ministry of Commerce, and cooperate with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The second batch of tire enterprise access surveys, etc.
In 2017, the association's work ideas and plans will focus on strengthening the guidance and service of the industry. Guide the whole industry to base on China's domestic market and take into account the international market, establish the strategic goal of long-term development of the industry; guide the whole industry to upgrade its product value through technological innovation and product quality, and increase the added value of products, from the rough development of “quantity” to the product” The specialization and branded production of quality has enabled the whole industry to truly realize the transformation and upgrading of product structure, and finally realize the transformation of China's rubber industry from large to strong; strengthen the awareness of industry spirit and social responsibility, and promote sharing, cooperation and win-win; Strengthen the promotion and implementation of the tire labeling system of China Rubber Industry Association; strengthen the industry's in-depth understanding of the “Belt and Road” and the risk awareness of blind development; strengthen the industry's understanding of risk management; strengthen industry research and development Industry key technical research; build a credit system in the whole industry.
Pang Guanglian, deputy secretary-general of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation and secretary general of the Foreign Investment Committee, shared his experience on how to achieve technological innovation through international capacity cooperation. He said that Chinese enterprises “going out” face challenges in terms of capital, market, standards, and talents. They will encounter many problems, such as lack of information channels or insufficient investment in related basic services; lack of compound talents for transnational operations. The “going out” management and promotion system is imperfect; the financial system and capital market are insufficiently supported; the international environment is complex and changeable. To this end, five practical practical suggestions were proposed for Chinese enterprises to “go global”.
On August 7, 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Finance jointly issued the “Action Plan for Volatile Organic Compound Reduction in Key Industries”. The rubber industry and the footwear industry were listed in the key industries for reduction, requiring low (no) VOCs by 2018. The proportion of green tire products has reached more than 40%. Dr. Guo Tingzheng, Department of Energy Conservation and Comprehensive Utilization of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, interpret the Action Plan for Volatile Organic Compound Reduction in Key Industries. The next step of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will be to develop green product design evaluation standards for key industries in the reduction action plan, carry out green product evaluation work, and release green Product catalogue, promote green development; strengthen standard publicity, establish a group of green design demonstration enterprises, and lead enterprises to continuously improve the level of clean production technology."
This year's China Rubber Industry Exhibition was adjusted to a small high-end VIP exhibition in China's rubber industry, exhibiting new products, new technologies and new equipment. At the same time, the special exhibition salon will host a variety of interactive activities, including buyers and manufacturers talks, new technologies, new materials, new product launches, face-to-face experts. In order to better meet the needs of exhibitors, the organizers have set up a professional team to focus on strengthening the recruitment of buyers to promote cooperation and increase the rate of signing.