2018 marked the first Chinaplas exhibition in Hongqiao, Shanghai, and the show was a great success. Chinaplas 2020 is scheduled to return to the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Hongqiao, Shanghai, China, on 21 – 24 April 2020. The event is expected to present 340,000 m2 of exhibition space, bring together 3,900+ global exhibitors and 180,000+ visitors. According to Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., the show organizer of Chinaplas, economic and political uncertainty remains a top challenge for today’s global manufacturing industry. A host of factors including trade friction, economic slowdown, and weakening demand from China are dampening manufacturing growth and leaving some sectors in a decline. In the meantime, China is pushing to transform its manufacturing industry to focus on higher quality and domestic market while encouraging foreign investment.