April, 2025
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

Approved by UFI: SinoCorrugated Consolidates Status as a Trade Show with International Influence!

Reed Exhibitions has registered yet another achievement! One of the exhibitions it organizes in China—SinoCorrugated has received the status of “UFI Approved International Event”, thus ranking among the international authoritative exhibition brands. Organized by Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., the trade show has a 19-year history as a professional exhibition for corrugated equipment, consumables and technologies. It is also an annual grand gathering for professionals from the global corrugated packaging industry.

What is UFI?


UFI is a familiar name to exhibition industry insiders, but for the outsiders, it may be a little bit confusing. So first of all, what is UFI in the exhibition industry?

UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) is the leading global association of the world’s trade show organizers and exhibition center operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry. UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI directly represents around 50,000 exhibition industry employees globally, and also works closely with its 54 national and regional associations members.


How to obtain the status of “UFI Approved International Event”?


UFI adopts a stringent approach to auditing. If an exhibition wants to be granted as the “UFI Approved International Event”, it must meet certain soft and hard standards set out by UFI. For example, UFI requires that the number of international visitors, exhibitors and exhibition area of the exhibition must reach 20% or above of the total, and the data must be provided by a professional third-party. UFI will further review the data to ensure its authenticity. In addition, UFI will review relevant data of the exhibition for the past three years, to ensure objectivity and authenticity. Aside from the above-said hard standards, UFI specifies that to get approved, the exhibition must rank at the top of the industry in terms of exhibition services and on-site management, among other soft indicators, and must have a considerable influence in the industry. Therefore, when auditing, UFI will benchmark the candidate against other relevant international exhibitions, and even draw upon the partners and organizers of the exhibition as proof of its influence.

UFI does not audit based solely on the data provided by the third party. It will also send people to the exhibition, without prior notice, for spot inspections on the services and management of the exhibition.


What does it mean for SinoCorrugated to get approved by UFI?


What's stated above are just the "tip of the iceberg" of the auditing rules. But they give us a sense of how cautious and stringent UFI is before granting the approval. As the "Oscar" in the exhibition industry, UFI, with its absolute professionalism and authority, ensures that every data result it has audited is authentic and reliable. In other words, a UFI-approved exhibition event must truly stand out in all aspects.

By gaining the approval of UFI, SinoCorrugated, which has been imitated all the time by its counterparts, has consolidated its status as a trade show with international influence. In the meanwhile, SinoCorrugated is likely to get more support from overseas media and associations and have more opportunities to communicate with the international market, thereby being able to provide a more professional international platform for exhibitors and visitors to communicate with one another.

Concerning the granted status by UFI, Assistant Vice President Mr. Alex Wang adds that “SinoCorrugated is not only the one-way platform for China's sellers to sell to international buyers but also has become a trading platform for global suppliers and buyers as one of the largest corrugated exhibitions around the world.”


SinoCorrugated becomes an approved UFI event!

The making of an authoritative exhibition brand does not happen overnight.


About SinoCorrugated

Focusing on the Chinese market, while keeping an eye on global business opportunities.


Set up in 2001, SinoCorrugated is yet another professional trade show for corrugated equipment, consumables and technologies that Reed Exhibitions establishes in Asia, following its first corrugated trade show in Paris.

As a 19-year professional trade show for corrugated equipment, technologies and trends, SinoCorrugated provides a global trade platform of considerable size and high professionalism for corrugated equipment and consumables suppliers, agencies, and carton manufacturers.

SinoCorrugated has been committed to leading the corrugated industry into the future. As a powerful and efficient channel, SinoCorrugated primarily focuses on the Chinese market, while keep an eye on business opportunities in the global market. It enables packaging suppliers to make wise purchasing decisions and to learn about new products, innovative cutting-edge technologies and market dynamics so that they can develop viable solutions for their businesses.


About the organizer

Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, one of the world’s leading event’s organizer. Since its inception, the company has been committed to building a one-stop service platform for knowledge exchange, procurement, business matching and trading networks for the professionals of the packaging and printing industry.

As a subsidiary of Reed Exhibition, the Shanghai branch has been focusing on the packaging and printing industry. In China, the company organizes SinoCorrugated, SinoCorrugated South, SinoFoldingCarton, PACKCON, SinoFlexPack, SinoPaper and many other Asia-Pacific and world-renowned exhibition brands. In Asia, the company joins hands with its peers to present a series of quality trade shows of the packaging industry, i.e. IndiaCorr, VietCorrugated/FoldingCarton, and ThaiCorrugated/FoldingCarton. Globally, the company forms an exhibition cluster with 24 packing and printing exhibitions with international influence under the Reed Exhibitions Group, including Pap-For, Eurasia Packaging, CCE, ICE Europe, as well as 12 industry-specific conventions, to cover the entire packaging value chain. These events together provide a one-stop service platform for knowledge exchange, procurement, business matching for the professionals in the global packaging and printing industry.

After constant development of almost two decades, trade shows under Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. have attracted more than 500,000 local and international industry professionals and buyers, which actively promote the rapid development of domestic and international packaging and printing industry.


SinoCorrugated South 2020

To be held in Dongguan, Guangdong!


It is worth mentioning that SinoCorrugated South 2020, which is held every even year, will take place at the Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center in Dongguan, Guangdong on April 9–11, 2020.

Expected to have an influence throughout Asia, the exhibition will focus on the fast-growing packaging markets on the “Belt and Road” economic belt, such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, by putting together more than 900 domestically and internationally-renowned brands in a 97,000m2 exhibition area, where more than 1,600 high-end and cost-effective equipment and more than a thousand consumables will be displayed. The event is expected to attract more than 65,000 buyers with high purchasing power.

Sixth exhibitions will be held simultaneously to create synergy throughout the packaging value chain.

SinoFoldingCarton 2020: Helps you expand business connections and reap more orders.

PACKCON 2020: Provides you with a platform for learning the production processes and status quo of the industry and meeting end users, by gathering a variety of packaging companies.

SinoPaper South 2020: Provides you with access to raw paper resources at home and abroad, especially overseas paper resources.

SinoFlexPack South 2020: Helps you learn more about integrated packaging solutions and processing technologies in your preparation for expanding business in the industry.

InMAT 2020: Provides you with tailor-made professional equipment, technologies, services for intralogistics, as well as intelligent logistics solutions for improved efficiency.