ADEX China 2018 Post-Event Re­port

Hav­ing brought divers to­gether for 24 years, ADEX has be­come more than a dive show, spear­head­ing Asia’s fight for the ocean

Asian Diver (English) - - Contents - By ADEX Team

ADEX brings to­gether dis­tin­guished VIPs and speak­ers from across the globe, in­clud­ing sci­en­tists, ma­rine con­ser­va­tion­ists, un­der­wa­ter pho­tog­ra­phers and videog­ra­phers. ADEX is also a plat­form for var­i­ous busi­nesses such as dive op­er­a­tors, equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers, and na­tional tourism boards to gather sup­port.

The eighth Edi­tion of ADEX Bei­jing was held from Septem­ber 6 to 9 2018 at the Poly World Trade Cen­tre and was jointly or­gan­ised with Shengteng (Bei­jing) Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Trade Co. Ltd. Held in con­junc­tion with Bei­jing Ocean Week, a se­ries of fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tions with an ed­u­ca­tional fo­cus on con­ser­va­tion and div­ing, ADEX Bei­jing was also sup­ported by the China Un­der­wa­ter As­so­ci­a­tion and Bei­jing Chaoyang Dis­trict Com­mis­sion of Com­merce.

This year, at­ten­dees of ADEX

China 2018 were not only treated to an ex­hi­bi­tion of the lat­est gear and tech­nol­ogy, fan­tas­tic deals on the best dive cour­ses and trips, and en­gag­ing talks by the in­dus­try‘s lead­ing fig­ures; an en­tire ar­ray of events and fringe ac­tiv­i­ties (the “8ight High­lights”) were also or­gan­ised in con­junc­tion with the four-day event dur­ing Bei­jing Ocean Week. With 88 speak­ers,188 top­ics and event ac­tiv­i­ties, the “8ight High­lights” were cu­rated to en­ter­tain, ed­u­cate and en­gage ocean lovers, and fea­tured in­dus­try speak­ers, ex­hibitors and at­ten­dees from all over the world to speak, think and act with one mes­sage in mind – ma­rine con­ser­va­tion. The four–day con­sumer and trade show event fea­tured up to 50 ex­hibitors from the Asian Pa­cific and in­ter­na­tional re­gion and at­tracted a to­tal of 24,057 div­ing en­thu­si­asts and or­gan­i­sa­tions in the div­ing in­dus­try from all around the re­gion.

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