It was an event packed with dive booths and an impressive array of underwater photographic equipment. It attracted many Chinese visitors over three days, gaining tremendous success, and raised awareness among Chinese divers and especially underwater photographers.

Diving stands and underwater photography equipment
The exhibition was dedicated to a plastic-free ocean and local celebrities became representatives and members of the Ocean Citizen movement. These included Princess Ye Mingzhi, Eric Tsang,China’s Ambassador to the Ocean Jing Chao, Tan Kai and Jin Tao.
They lead China’s social responsibility campaign ADEX Gives Back.

Creative activity for visiting children
Visitors to the show enjoyed seeing the mermaid girls in two large water tanks, underwater photography, technical diving, innovations in equipment, best practises for professional growth and, most importantly, a discussion about ocean conservation by experts from various sectors of the diving industry.

Asian Photographer of the Year 2019
Entries to participate in the competition included hundreds photographers from China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and the Maldives.
ADEX Beijing exhibition provided the perfect backdrop for announcing the winners of the first Asian Photographer of the Year2019
Eilanne Dipp Morgan from Indonesia was the winner of the preliminary stage of voting, with the most Internet votes. She won US$500 cash prize donated by World Shootout.
20 participants had reached the semi-finals and of these, five were selected as finalists.
live on stage final vote for Photographer of the Year
Judging was conducted live on stage.
The Judges: Dou Dou (China), Nan Wang (China), Christian Vizl (Mexico), Scott Tuason (Philippines), Aaron Wong (Singapore)
Finalists in the Asian Photographer of the Year Competition
First place: Cai Songda from: China
Second Place: Simon Lorenz from: Hong Kong
Third Place: Marco Steiner from: The Maldives
Fourth Place: Yen Wen Chih from: Taiwan
Fifth Place: Marco Taipei from: Taiwan
Winners & Nominees ​