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Record Attendance Reported at Intermat
Intermat, the construction equipment trade show recently held in Paris, France, surpassed records for a B2B exposition with more than 200,000 visitors. Attendance was up 15.8 percent vs. 2009 and more than a third of visitors were international (34.2 percent).
"The total value of the equipment on offer over the 6 days was estimated at $2 billion, some 5 percent of which translated into orders, an equivalent of approximately $100 million," said Exhibition Manager Maryvonne Lanoe.
Chinese exhibitors were on the increase at Intermat, representing 9 percent of the 1,350 exhibitors and occupying more than 26,250 square meters of exhibition space. Nearly 500 journalists, 75 percent of them international, covered the event.
A large number of technological innovations were launched at Intermat, largely to comply with the new European regulations and progression to stage IIIB of the European emissions standards. One of the key trends of Intermat 2012 was the presentation of process equipment to address the growing demand for across-the-board site mechanization, at a time when the working environment is being redefined to better prevent musculoskeletal disorders and other risks. Construction equipment users want faster, quieter and more efficient equipment that will boost productivity and save energy.
For more information visit www.Intermat.com. INTERMAT Middle East will be held October 8, 9 & 10, 2012, in Abu Dhabi. For further information see www.intermat-middleeast.com.
COMEXPOSIUM, Europe’s leading events organizer, has a portfolio of 136 conferences, B2B and B2C exhibitions covering 17 sectors. It organizes five of France’s biggest events: SIAL, Intermat, Equip Auto, SIMA and the Foire de Paris.
Article Date: 2012-04-29
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