The 2022 China International Bamboo Industry Fair convenes
INBAR showing at prominent bamboo industry fair puts bamboo on the map in a big way.
The 2022 China International Bamboo Industry Fair was held in Qingshen County, Meishan City, Sichuan Province from 8 December to 12 December.
The event was hosted by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts-Crafts as well as China Bamboo Industry Association (CBIA). INBAR was a collaborator for the event along with the International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), and the Sichuan Forestry and Grassland Bureau as well as People’s Government of Meishan City coordinated the event.
INBAR Director General Ali Mchumo sent a congratulatory video message at the Opening Ceremony. In his speech, he pointed out that the numerous ecological benefits of bamboo as a nature-based solution that occupies an important position for tackling numerous global challenges such as climate change, solving plastic pollution, eliminating absolute poverty and achieving green development.
Replacing plastics with bamboo as a renewable source can be an important pathway for reducing carbon emissions. The fair showcases all manner of industrial products made with bamboo, such as construction materials, furniture and food containers, which can help nations meet renewable energy goals while developing the green economy. China’s bamboo industry in particular produces billions of dollars of bamboo products. With the development of new bamboo fiber technology, it can also be used as a substitute for wood, plastics, steel and other materials, supporting INBAR and China’s co-launched Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative.
The exhibition hall was set in a bamboo and rattan industry park, including 13 exhibition areas across 13,000 m2 that highlighted bamboo building materials, bamboo paper, bamboo food, bamboo crafts and various other bamboo products. Other themes were covered, such as as technological achievements, equipment and tourism related to the bamboo industry. About 200 exhibitors at home and abroad as well 300 purchasing agents were invited to attend the event.
As an important international event, the 2022 China International Bamboo Industry Fair is a platform for investment and trade, communication and cooperation, displaying the achievements of bamboo industry, promoting the development of bamboo industry, and ultimately supporting the Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative.