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Shorter Ferroforma attracts more visitors

More than 1 200 exhibitors presented their products and services at the Ferroforma.

19 200 professionals from 71 different countries visited the combined fair of Ferroforma, Subcontratación, Addit3D, Fitmaq, Pumps&Valves and Maintenance in Bilbao in northern Spain from 6 to 8 June. The organiser, the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, classes the show as the main meeting point for smart manufacturing in southern Europe. The number of professionals who visited the show is especially relevant, since this edition was shortened by one day. However, despite this fact, it welcomed a higher number of visitors, according to the closing report of the show organiser. The main countries of origin of visitors from outside Spain were Portugal, France, the United States, Italy and Germany. More than 1 200 exhibitors presented their products and services at the show.

The B2B meetings organised at Ferroforma and Subcontratación were highly valued by the participants of both events, thanks to the rigorous process to identify strategic purchasers and the management of selective interviews. At Ferroforma, the hosted buyers programme attracted guest purchaser delegations from 32 countries to the Basque venue. These delegations held a total of 438 meetings with the exhibitors.

In regard to the activities and conferences, in which a total of 121 speakers participated, there were experts in Industry 4.0, automotive, electronic commerce, additive manufacturing, industrial coatings, casting, pumps and valves, and industrial maintenance. The record of visitors throughout the week rose to 706 delegates. The well-frequented Ferroforma e-commerce programme was included in this.

|16 June 2017


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