International Tradeshow Directory
Release Date: Feb. 2013
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Bauma 2013: new partner countryAt Conbuild Mining Indonesia, Jakarta, the Republic of Indonesia, Messe München, and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) signed a memorandum of understanding, making Indonesia the official partner country of Bauma 2013 from April 15 to 21 in Munich. It is an opportunity for the country to make new contacts to expand the infrastructure at Bauma, the world’s largest platform. In 2011, the building industry of the country was able to grow 7%. It is the most dynamic sector of Indonesian industry.
Investing more in fairsHans Joachim Boekstegers is confident: “The German trade fair industry has made a full recovery.” This is reflected in the expectations of the sector for the coming year. For 2012, he forecasts a slight increase in exhibitor and visitor figures in the range of 2%. “But stand floor areas will hardly grow”, the chairman of the German Trade Fair Industry (Auma) is convinced. Although domestic participation is likely to fall, foreign exhibitors are still very much interested in the German market, and by extension in German fairs, due to the relatively healthy state of the German economy, he forecasts, drawing on the results of the Auma Trade Fair Trends, a representative survey of German companies by TNS Emnid.
According to that survey, which the association presented in December 2011, a large number of German companies plan to increase their trade fair budgets for 2012/2013 despite growing uncertainty about how the economy will develop. Statistics show that 30% of exhibiting companies aim to spend more on exhibitions, 55% just as much, while 15% intend to reduce their budget...read more!
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More conferences in China
The Dutch Congrex group and CITS China International MICE have concluded an alliance to optimise their international convention marketing and project management. The aim is to set up more conferences in China that bring together international and European business with Chinese prospectives and companies.