China International Hardware Show

Announcement on Postponement of China International Hardware Show 2020 (CIHS 2020)

In view of the continuous spreading of COVID-19 all over the world and the latest epidemic prevention requirements of China and the government of Shanghai, in order to guarantee the health and safety of exhibitors, purchasers and professional visitors, China National Hardware Association and Koelnmesse have prudently decided to postpone China International Hardware Show 2020 (CIHS 2020) from August 7 - 9, 2020 to October 8 - 10, 2021. The event will still be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC).

Co-hosted by China National Hardware Association and Koelnmesse, CIHS has been held for 19 continuous editions and become the largest international professional hardware show in the Asia-Pacific region. Every year, it attracts the participation of exhibitors from around 20 countries and regions, as well as buyers and professional visitors from over 80 countries and regions. However, due to the continuous epidemic spread overseas at present, people entering China still need to abide by the quarantine policy. In addition, Shanghai is no longer a first entry city anymore. For these reasons, a lot of overseas exhibitors, buyers and professional visitors will be unable to join the show which was due to be held in August as scheduled.  After frequent negotiations and based on the consultation with exhibitors and overseas buyers, the organizers finally decided to postpone the show.

We are convinced that the stagnant consumption demands and production yield will see a compensatory growth with a gradual work resumption and economic recovery all over the globe. As a leading professional trade fair for the Asian hardware industry, CIHS 2021 will act as an effective trade platform and be well-grounded to boost the recovery of the hardware industry in the post-epidemic period. The organizers and sales representatives of the show shall continue to provide assistance to exhibitors, purchasers and visitors as well.

For further information regarding the change of exhibition dates, please refer to the updated information of CIHS.

China National Hardware Association

Koelnmesse (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Jul 9, 2020


About the Organizers

Koelnmesse – Hardware worldwide

As an international top organiser of trade fairs, Koelnmesse is the global market leader for the product sections hardware/ironware divided up into the segments Tools, Industrial Supplies, Fasteners and Fixings, Fittings, Home Improvement as well as for the innovations of these industries. The leading trade fair EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne as well as Asia-Pacific Sourcing in Cologne, the Hardware Forum in Milan/Italy and CIHS - China International Hardware Show in Shanghai/China are exemplary for this.

China National Hardware Association

With almost 3,000 members, China National Hardware Association is made up of China’s key hardware enterprises and professional associations. Its mission is to foster collaboration and communication between the government and enterprises, so as to build up China’s hardware industry.