On June 14th, AIC 2019 – the 8th All in CARAVANING opened its door at the Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center (Beijing). AIC 2019 has brought together more than 200 brands of motor home and caravan, chassis, spare parts/accessories, campsites, camping equipment and outdoor products to showcase latest products and technologies on a total of 37,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor exhibition areas.
At 9 o'clock in the morning, the opening ceremony of AIC 2019 grandly kicked off. Representatives from Chinese culture and tourism departments, industry authorities, associations, the German Ministry of Transport, European and American caravan industry associations and well-known caravan companies have attended the opening ceremony and cut the ribbon, marking the grand opening of the 8th All in CARAVANING.
In the subsequent press conference, the four organizers of AIC, namely Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China National Travel Service Group Corporation, China Association of Automotive Manufacturers Recreational Vehicle Industry Committee (CMRV) and China Self-Driving Tour and Camping & Caravaning Association (STCCA) of CTACA were present and delivered warm speeches as well as an overview of the trade fair to an audience of various media outlets.
“We are always innovating and making changes to make our show better. In order to maintain AIC's extensive and intensive appeal, we are constantly on the lookout for new ideas and strive to keep up with the latest trends in the market. AIC is more than a stage for showcasing caravans and related products. It is also a platform for exchange of industry information, knowledge and culture.” explained Mr. Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
A strong lineup of well-known brands
Caravans will be on display in the outdoor area of West Square, Hall B1 and Hall A. Exhibitors will showcase about 500 caravan models at varying price levels – from compact pickup trucks, motor homes, luxury vehicles to mini-caravans for the diverse needs of customers. The trade fair has attracted participation of international brands including Adria, Bliss Mobil, Coachman, Dethleffs, Hymer, Fendt, Pilote, Hobby, etc. Leading Chinese players and emerging brands are also ready to showcase the best of their collections, including RV International, REV RV, Jiangling, Yutong, Brilliance, SAIC MAXUS, LiveZone, CRVC, I4WD, Yate, Tourist, Huabeihui, Jinguan, Deeson, Jinghang, Bochi, Weihang, Erwin Hymer-Loncen, COSMOS, Spring RV, Rongye RV, MIY, KEFA, 1st RV, Shunlv, KINGSWAY, NOVAQUEST, Longtree, Junchi, Nuts and ACME, etc. Visitors are bound to experience an extensive and fascinating collection of products. Several exhibitors have plans to launch new models at AIC 2019, many of which will be unveiled for the first time in the Chinese market.
The caravan accessories are on exhibition in the Foyer Hall A. Exhibitors include both high-tech, top-quality international enterprises and cost-efficient niche brands, bringing a wide variety of products for visitors to optimize their vehicles. To help visitors with purchase decision by product recommendation, AIC has launched the “AIC Selection Award” for accessories for the first time this year. Onsite, visitors can search for booth with labels “Certificate of Best”, “Certificate of Excellent” and “Certificate of Recommendation” as reference. The “AIC Innovation” at booth FE006 is also worth a visit. Here, you will find the most innovative accessories and products of the year. The following brands have been recognized for their outstanding and innovative products, namely Arana, Ningbo Hongdu, Thetford, Dometic, Truma, Vohringer, Telair, Goshen, MOBO Mobile, Sanjo, United Industry & Trade and Renogy.
For those who are interested in outdoor and camping equipment, the West Square outdoor area is ideal, where Camper Today, Tandu Outdoor, Gotoye Outdoor, Toye Outdoors, Zhiyin, BULIN OUTDOOR, Wild Land and Tentipi, among others, await customers for business and cooperation.
Chinese and international experts come together for exchange and cooperation
International and professional are the main features and advantages of All in Caravanning. Thanks to the extensive resources of Messe Düsseldorf, AIC invites top experts from caravan and camping associations and enterprises from both Europe and the U.S. to come to Beijing and exchange with Chinese industry players. The highlight of AIC 2019 is the “1st Asian RV Conference”, which is jointly organized by AIC and the CMRV. Experts from Germany, Japan and China come together to share their insights with Chinese manufacturers into industry development and trends. The “Sino-German Dealer Workshop” is another highlight of the trade fair. Mr. Kai Dhonau, President of the German Caravan Dealer Association, joins AIC as a guest speaker for the first time and will hold dialogues with Chinese manufacturers and dealers to share successful cases and experiences. The “Workshop on Construction and Operation of High-Quality Tourism and Campgrounds” organized by the STCCA of CTACA is an expert-level meeting for campsite industry professionals. It aims to explore feasible solutions for improving the construction and operation of campsites. In addition, several forums on outdoor, tourism, camping and other related topics will take place in the conference center.
Caravan and camping carnivals for the families
AIC has always paid great attention to the organization of cultural activities, with the aim to popularize a boundary-less and comfortable holiday style with caravan and camping to the general public.
"AIC Kids Club" on the east side of Hall A is exclusively designed for family activities. At the Club, professional parent-child organizations will organize fun activities for kids all day long, such as interesting performances, cool shows, and exciting competition events. There are also “surprise” activities specially prepared for "Father's Day". "AIC Outdoor Club" is located at the West Square, where children who are passionate about outdoor sports can show their skills in a wide range of fun activities such as ball games, maze, mini-golf and skating!
This year, AIC's most popular area, AIC Forum Zone, is located on the east side of Foyer Hall A, where signing ceremony, product launches, and lecturers on accessories are organized and offered by exhibitors. For the first time, “AIC Dream Tour” and “AIC Starter World” also take place here, drawing the attention of visitors.
For caravan fans, the “Dream Tour” is an event not-to-miss. Mr. Kostya Abert, a German veteran caravan traveler, and Mr. ZHANG Guangzhi, a well-known Chinese caravan traveler will guide caravan enthusiasts on a dream journey with cutting-edge technologies and stunning artistic and visual effects. The event is aimed at showcasing the exquisite lifestyle of traveling in caravans. To pay tribute to the China-Europe Caravaning Cultural Exchange Year 2019, Kostya Abert is leading a fleet of motorhomes from Europe along the silk road to China. They set off from Germany on May 17th. The fleet, consisting of 21 motorhomes and 42 participants will cover a total journey of over 15,000 km. Now, it has arrived in Shaanxi. Mr. Abert flied to Beijing in advance to meet with Chinese caravan fans at the AIC Dream Tour event.
“AIC Starter World" is the starting point for newcomers in the caravan world. Mr. MA Chi, RV expert and Mr. Cui, caravan travel blogger with millions of followers are special guests at the event, sharing their valuable and objective suggestions on caravan driving, vehicle selection and campsite selection with the visitors so that they could make well-informed purchase decisions. One-on-one consultations on specific questions are also provided to the visitors.
AIC 2019 spans over the course of three days until the afternoon of June 16th. From June 14th to 15th, the opening hours are 09:00-17:00, and on June 16th, the opening hours are 09:00-14:30. AIC looks forward to meeting with caravan enthusiasts at the Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center (Beijing) to share information on the caravan lifestyle. For more information, please visit www.aicshow.com.