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
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.