About CME

CME – at the heart of the market

CME is a young and dynamic exhibition. After the successful start in 2015 CME has developed into a premier gateway to the Chinese machine tool market. In 2016 CME attracted already 500 exhibitors and over 80,000 visitors. Held annually at the brand new National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai's Hongqiao district, CME is located right at the heart of the market. NECC can be reached conveniently by express train or a short flight. Most of the metal working industry in China is located within driving distance anyway.

Professional Marketing

CME is organised by Huapin Exhibition Co., Ltd., a privately owned company with over 400 professionals all over the country. The CME-team is passionate about providing superior services to both exhibitors and visitors, focusing on current industry "hot spots" and showcasing the latest technological trends and developments in machine tools.


The organiser emphasises in particular on professional visitor marketing activities. Based on a huge database of over 90,000 industry contacts, potential visitors  are approached directly countrywide, and they receive continuous updates on the highlights of the event. Due to the close communication with the target groups the organiser can provide to the exhibitors detailed information about expected, relevant visitors well ahead of the exhibition. Even individual appointment with specific visitors form part of the customer service at

Strong support

CME enjoys the strong support of the Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce. TDB is a dedicated government agency with the mission to support the development of the international market for Chinese enterprises, and to promote the exchange and co-operation with foreign companies.