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Trade Fairs News June/July 2002

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Lighting comes out top
Light+Building 2002, which was held in Frankfurt from 14 to 18 April for the second time, attracted approximately 119 827 visitors. A total of 2 215 exhibitors displayed their products in the categories of lighting, electrical technology, air conditioning, domestic services and building automation over a total net exhibition area of 121 388 m2. There were 1 141 international companies represented in the lighting section, occupying a net area of 79 215 m2. They included 579 manufacturers of domestic lamps who presented their products over a net space of 28 120 m2. According to a survey, the lighting section was the decisive reason why 51 per cent of the visitors attended the fair.
First time in Brussels
F&F Expo will open for business for the first time on the exhibition site in Brussels from 25 to 26 September. There around 150 exhibitors will be presenting their range of products on an area of 5 000 m2. The aim of the organisers is to unite the entire European fastenings and fixings industry under the one roof.
Building Week Ukraine
During Building Week Ukraine, which took place in Kiev from 25 to 27 April, 200 firms from 20 countries displayed their products. A whole 60 per cent of the participants intend to come again next year. The first statistics suggest that 12 000 trade visitors attended the fair, 40 per cent of whom came from Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
Under the same roof
Trä & Teknik in Göteborg and Elmia Timber in Jönköping, which are two timber trade fairs, are being combined to make one event. This new version will be held for the first time in Göteborg from 21 to 24 August. Whereas Trä & Teknik covers the field of tools and machinery, Elmia Timber revolves entirely around timber as a material.
New fair in the Netherlands
DIY & Hardware, the new fair planned for 15 to 17 September in Utrecht, has already received more than 100 booking applications. Kortrijk Xpo and Jaarbeurs Exhibitions & Media, who are organising the fair, explain that the focus will be on processing timber and other materials, sanitary installations, hardware and tools. Furthermore, they put a figure of almost 3.9 bn euro on the market volume in the Netherlands for the year 2001, which includes growth of 6.4 per cent.
DIY Show in Taiwan
The International Hardware & DIY Show will be held in Taipei from 17 to 19 October as an event run jointly by Köln-Messe International and Kaigo Taiwan. The first exhibition of this kind in May…
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