A month has passed since Moulding Expo 2017 opened its doors. In the meantime, the organisers of Messe Stuttgart published the end results: The trade fair records a slight increase since last year.
Germany – Even the première two years ago was a total success. And shortly after the end of the trade fair, it was clear that the second edition of the International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Model Making at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre had made an impression on the over 760 exhibitors and around 15,000 visitors from Germany, Europe and many other countries in the world.
“I have never experienced a trade fair which has become established so quickly and at such a high level among exhibitors. I had the impression that the visitors wanted to really absorb the programme items. We have given the tool, pattern and mould making industry a home,” enthused Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, President of Messe Stuttgart. .
Exhibitors at Moulding Expo 2017 praised, in particular, the quality and the unusually long duration of the discussions - which often lasted more than one hour. Internationality was another advantage: the visitors came from a total of 52 countries, primarily Austria (16%), Switzerland (12%), Italy (10%), Turkey (8%), the Czech Republic (6%), France and Portugal (5% each). Compared with the première of Moulding Expo, the proportion of international visitors rose from 11% to 15%.
The around 15,000 trade visitors represented every major branch of industry:
- automobile and automotive component supply industry (42%)
- tool and mould making (28%)
- mechanical engineering and plant construction (23%)
- plastics processing industry and production (16%)
- pattern making and prototyping (11%)
The Buyers' Forum of the Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) was also held concurrently with Moulding Expo at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. The exhibitors responded positively to the two guided tours of different exhibition stands for the Forum participants.
Have a look at ETMM's impressions of Moulding Expo 2017:
Other figures from the trade fair survey: 76% of visitors said that they were solely responsible, jointly responsible or acted in an advisory capacity in regard to purchasing and procurement in their company. 83% of visitors said they would recommend the trade fair to other people.
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