ceramitec 2015 Attracts International Ceramic Industry
With more than 15,000 participants from 93 countries and an exhibition space of 40,000 sq m, ceramitec 2015, which took place October 20-23 at Messe München, reportedly gave an impressive demonstration of its reputation as a first-class sector gathering for all areas of the ceramic industry. “ceramitec 2015 is one of the events of Messe München with the broadest international spread in participation,” said Gerhard Gerritzen, deputy managing director. “With a share of participants from abroad exceeding 60%, ceramitec is the industry’s leading trade show worldwide. Exhibitors and visitors particularly appreciate the wide spectrum of products and services on offer at ceramitec, combined with the high international spread in participation, as they can find this mix only here in Munich.”
617 exhibitors from 37 countries displayed their products and solutions in four exhibition halls on the grounds of Messe München. Among the international exhibitors, Italy had the biggest showing, followed by France, Spain, China, Greece, Great Britain, Austria, Turkey and the Czech Republic. After Germany, the leading five countries of origin for the visitors were Italy, Turkey, France, Austria and Spain. The five countries showing the strongest growth in visitors were Turkey, Portugal, Spain, China and Italy.
“ceramitec has efficiently developed its reputation as a leading trade show in 2015,” said Paul Eirich, chairman of the advisory board of ceramitec. “By presenting key topics like Industry 4.0 and Technical Ceramics, the trade show could attract important new visitor groups. We had a top-level trade audience from the Asia-Pacific region, such as from India, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia, but also from South America, such as from Columbia, Argentina, and Brazil. I would also like to mention Europe and the Near East. We have met new customers with specific product ideas and a lively interest. ceramitec is irreplaceable for us.”
According to a survey conducted by tns infratest, 93% of the exhibiting companies praised the quality of the participants and their international mix, and 96% stated that they would take part again in the next ceramitec. The participants of ceramitec were similarly positive about the event: 94% rated ceramitec as “good” to “excellent.” In particular, they praised the breadth and depth of the range on show (90%), the international mix of the exhibitors (92%) and the presence of the market leaders (92%).
“ceramitec went very well for us, and we are highly satisfied with it,” said Daniela Tosi, Ph.D., sales, Tecnofiliere, Italy. “For us, ceramitec is the leading event for the entire ceramics industry at a high international level. The quality of the visitors is very high, and they come from all over the world—mainly from the Near, Middle and Far East, as well as from the Maghreb zone.”
The Supporting Program also reportedly met with an excellent response. Some 4,000 visitors took part in the 65 lectures. There were intense discussions, especially on the topics of digitalization, Industry 4.0 and powder metallurgy. After a long absence from the trade show floor, Iran’s appearance at ceramitec 2015 had been eagerly anticipated. The Iran Day, which was organized for the first time, received extraordinarily good ratings from the visitors and gave the trade audience the chance to find interesting points of contact with Iran as a tradition-steeped ceramics country. In turn, almost 200 visitors from Iran took advantage of the opportunity to find out about innovations in the ceramic industry at ceramitec.
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