WORLD OF INDUSTRY - WIN 2008 features expanded exhibition space
WORLD OF INDUSTRY - WIN 2008 features expanded exhibition space
... B2B opportunities and strong international focus
Record attendance figures from WIN 2007 validate success of new structure
World of Industry, Eurasia's number one industrial fair, will kick off its' venue of WIN fairs starting with WIN Part 1 Machinery, Welding, Surface Treatment, Materials Handling from 7 - 10 February 2008, and WIN Part 2 Automation, Electrotech, Hydraulic & Pneumatic on 28 February - 2 March 2008.
The fairs will be held at TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Organized by Hannover-Messe Bileþim Fuarcýlýk A.Þ., WIN 2008 will feature venues that bring energized events under one roof. This innovative platform was launched at WIN 2007 as dual and proved to be a success with visitors and exhibitors alike.
Responding to dynamic growth
The WIN fairs have experienced a phenomenal growth record, attracting ever-growing numbers of exhibitors and attendees over its history. Hannover-Messe Bileþim Fuarcýlýk A.Þ. responded to this logistical challenge by developing a new format to provide a high quality exhibition space, while ensuring the ultimate professional environment for comfortable and convenient business development and networking.
The two-part approach has been well received by exhibitors - WIN 2007 had a record-breaking number of 1.295 direct exhibitors (597 for WIN Part 1 and 698 for WIN Part 2) and 207 direct international exhibitors came from 22 countries worldwide.
The fair also had 7 official country pavilions from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Romania, South Korea, Bulgaria, and Spain, along with a Chinese and an International Pavilion. WIN 2007 attracted a total of 122.538 visitors from 65 countries worldwide, in the following breakdown: WIN Part 1: 48.726 and WIN Part 2: 73.812.
Overview of WIN 2008
The WIN - World of Industry fairs will be organized in the following venues:
- WIN Part 1 Machinery, Welding, Surface Treatment, Materials Handling will feature the latest products and services in these sectors, from machine tools to precision tools, surface treatment equipment and customized systems.
- WIN Part 2 Automation, Electrotech, Hydraulic & Pneumatic focuses on all leading products and services that are driving growth in these sectors.
The Industrial Activities Summit 2008 will be held in parallel with WIN 2008 and feature close to 200 conferences, seminars, round table discussions, panels, company & product presentations and forums. It has been a popular event at past WIN fairs because of the opportunity to exchange information, expertise and discuss trends with peers and industry insiders.
Expanded B2B emphasis
WIN 2008 will feature the "Eurasian Business Partner", a new concept with the objective of forging profitable business links between Western countries, Turkey and other Eurasian countries. The focus will be on Western businesses from a specific geographical region.
This year's Business Partner for WIN Part 1 is North Rhein Westphalia in Germany and will feature a special pavilion with exhibitors. This regional emphasis expands the potential for business networking and participants will have the opportunity to make B2B meetings with Turkish and Eurasian companies.
WIN targets high-growth Eurasian market
In recent years, regional economies within the Eurasian market have expanded at a faster rate than in most developed countries. WIN - World of Industry fairs address the need of countries in the Eurasian region who are expanding their annual budgets in industrial manufacturing and actively looking for foreign investors. T
urkey liberalized its regulations for foreign investment in 2003* and by 2006, foreign direct investments in Turkey totaled US$ 20.165 billion (US$90,6 billion in 2005). 14,995 foreign capitalized companies are operating in Turkey.
Mr. Dennis Smith, Managing Director of Hannover-Messe International Istanbul comments: "Turkey is strategically located in the heart of Eurasia and offers direct access to the developing economies of Southeast Europe, the Middle East and the Central Asian republics. WIN 2008 is a venue where people come from around the world to network and conduct business. We're looking forward to another exciting fair and welcoming these visitors to Istanbul."
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