2nd SAMA International Forum & 3rd 3D Printing Industry Conference

David BekkersHigh Tech Systems and Materials Leave a Comment


From 20-22 October 2017, the 2nd SAMA International Forum & the 3rd 3D Printing Industry Conference will take place in Shanghai. This international event will be organised by the Shanghai Additive Manufacturing Association (SAMA), in collaboration with the Holland Innovation Network at the Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Shanghai. SAMA is the first government-backed network in the Chinese Additive Manufacturing sector. The Forum and Conference provide a comprehensive overview of additive manufacturing developments in China, from both academic and industrial perspectives (see tentative list of speakers). Last year’s event saw the attendance of around 800 visitors from different countries.


The 3-day event will kick off on Thursday October 19 with a networking dinner. The following days, experts will present their views on the sector, and organisations may opt to exhibit in a concise exhibition area.

This year, the Holland Innovation Network will co-organize parallel seminar sessions, a matchmaking event and networking drinks on Saturday 21st October. The seminars will focus on the following areas of interest for 3D printing: industrial, materials, medical and aerospace (to be confirmed). The matchmaking event is offered to all Dutch participants and will be valuable for Dutch companies and organisations that want to find relevant counterparts in China.


Please contact us, if you are interested to join this event on 20-22 October, or would like to receive more information.

NB: The 3D Printing Industry Conference will take place the week before the CHInano Conference & Expo 2017 in Suzhou (25-27th October), which focusses on the Nanotech Industry in China. CHInano focuses on 3D printing, digital manufacturing, flexible printed electronics and advanced materials.

  • If you are interested to attend CHInano you could also contact us.
  • Both the 3D Printing Industry Conference and CHInano are also included in the programme of a mission to China with Dutch companies from the province of Brabant, more information can be found here.

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