Focusing on Future Manufacturing Technologies: joint forces between Paper Communication, China Robot Industry Alliance, VDMA, VDW and Messe Stuttgart in Greater Bay Area



  Paper Communication, Messe Stuttgart, China Robotics Industry Alliance (CRIA), VDMA (German Mechanical Engineering Association) and VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) jointly announce to start working together from 2022 on FuMaTech (Future Manufacturing Technology Exhibition & Conference) and IRACE (International Robotics & Automation Conference and Exhibition) within the existing DMP exhibition in Shenzhen.


  The nature of the cooperation is long-term, with the aim to bring high-end technologies for machine tools, robotics and automation for manufacturing industries together, under the name FuMaTech and IRACE, and incorporated within the very successful DMP exhibition owned by Paper Communication. Through FuMaTech and IRACE, all parties want to establish a business platform where leading technologies & solutions from China and abroad are showcased to Greater Bay Area manufacturing industries. This will be supported by informative conferences on umati (machine communication language) and robotics & automation solutions.


  The Greater Bay Area is a world-class advanced manufacturing and strategic industry cluster, rapidly developing into an international innovation center with worldwide influence. In order to serve the manufacturing industry with the latest developments of smart, digital connected and green manufacturing, the resources of all parties will be combined.


  DMP is established for more than 20 years and each year brings together over 1,600 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors. Therefore, it is only logical to integrate FuMaTech and IRACE within a dedicated hall of DMP where many of the existing visitors and specifically targeted visitors can experience the latest products & solutions.

FuMaTech & IRACE 2022 will be held in Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center from 9-12 November 2022. Several highlights already announced by organizers:

  • Important demonstration of umati (universal machine technology interface based on OPC UA Companion Specification for machine tools and manufacturing) in China will be arranged, visitors will have the chance to deep understand it via online demonstration and related conferences organized.
  • Existing brand IRACE will be combined into FuMaTech with a better organizing structure and integrated promotion.
  • An official German Pavilion supported by German Ministry of Economic and Climate Action will be organized, together with many leading German manufacturers
  • High-quality exhibition area for machine tools, robotics and industrial automation solutions will be combined to provide visitors whole solutions on future manufacturing.


  ”This unique combination of mutual strengths with the official German national pavilion and UMATI showcase will offer not only our members but all high-quality machine tool manufacturers the best platform in the South of China”, according to Dr. Wilfried Schaefer, executive director of VDW.


  Mr. Daniel Yoo, Chief Representative of VDMA Shanghai commented “combining the brands of IRACE and FuMaTech alongside DMP enables the manufacturing industry in Greater Bay Area to see the best products and learn from the latest turn-key solutions”.


  More information about FuMaTech & IRACE or the cooperation can be found from our website: / or contact us via / +86 21 5081 0233。



Paper Communication

  Established in 1985, Paper Communication Exhibition Services (Paper Communication) has been engaging in organizing trade exhibitions, publishing industrial magazines, providing printing and design as well as advertising services. The exhibitions organized by Paper Communication have become famous events of the Guangzhou-Hong Kong–Macau Greater Bay Area and even Asia.


Messe Stuttgart

  Messe Stuttgart is one of the most famous exhibition companies in Germany. Located in the center of Europe’s strongest economic region, Messe Stuttgart has been considered an ideal business platform and key to markets. The industrial trade fairs hosted by Messe Stuttgart attract tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Messe Stuttgart is active in China for over 10 years through its JV company Nanjing Stuttgart Joint Exhibitions.


China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA)

  CRIA is a non-profit organization composed voluntarily by enterprises, manufacturers, universities, research institutes, regional or local robotic associations, related organizations as well as government-sponsored organizations in the fields of R&D, manufacturing, application and services of the robotics industry in China. Founded on April 21, 2013, it has more than 480 members so far.


German Mechanical Engineering Association (VDMA)

  The VDMA represents more than 3,400 German and European companies of the mechanical engineering industry. The industry stands for innovation, export orientation and medium-sized businesses. The companies employ around four million people in Europe, more than one million of them in Germany. Mechanical and plant engineering represents a European turnover volume of around 800 billion euros. With a net value added of around 270 billion euros, it contributes the highest share of the entire manufacturing sector to the European gross domestic product. With its official service unit in China called German Mechanical Engineering Commercial Services Co., Ltd (Beijing) Shanghai Branch Office (GMECS) it is going to serve its members during FuMaTech and IRACE.


German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW)

  The VDW, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany since 1891, speaks for the German machine tool industry, comprises about 100 predominantly mid-tier companies.