Trade Shows Control offers latest in quality assurance, measurement

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Organisers of the 27th edition of the Control trade fair, scheduled for 14-17 May in Stuttgart, Germany, say the 2013 show will boast more exhibitors and floor space than last year.

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Strong attendance by international companies and visitors is helping the show grow.
Strong attendance by international companies and visitors is helping the show grow.
(Source: P.E. Schall)

Well over 800 exhibitors from 31 countries participated in the 26th instalment of Control last year, organiser P.E. Schall said. The companies, spread over more than 54,000 m2 of exhibition floor space, enjoyed a great show, and this year is shaping up to be even better.

Expectations remain high for this year’s turnout

Record-breaking numbers could mark Control 2013, P.E. Schall said. Such a showing “will firm up the lead position of the international trade fair for quality assurance“. Control project manager Gitta Schlaak discussed the trend in February. “Nine-hundred exhibitors were already registered at the beginning of 2013,” she said. At the same time, the floor space booked by companies had already exceeded last year’s figure. “We’re quite confident that we’ll be able to open up new dimensions for Control 2013.”

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The organiser noted that above all, US, Canadian and Asian companies are requesting quotations. These companies are apparently being drawn to Europe more than ever, which contradicts the numerous, less positive announcements concerning European market trends in many economic journals, P.E. Schall said. “Due to the fact that the US economy, and consequently the Canadian as well, are doing better than generally assumed, and because a certain degree of saturation can be observed in the Asian markets – at least at the local level – these companies are focusing more on Europe.”