PaintExpo 2016 breaks records again

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  • Leading international trade fair for industrial coating technology
  • 501 exhibitors from 27 countries, 10,522 visitors

During the course of its sixth edition, PaintExpo scored top ratings with regard to exhibitor and visitor numbers, as well as internationalism. 10,522 visitors attended the leading international trade fair from 19 to 22 April 2016. A total of 501 exhibitors from 27 countries showcased their latest developments from the field of industrial coating technology.

“We fielded considerably more leads than we did at PaintExpo 2014″

“PaintExpo is the leading trade fair for the painting industry and it went very well for us. We hand strong growth in visitor numbers at the previous trade fairs too, but we had an even more significant increase in expert visitors at this year’s event. We established excellent contacts and were able to conclude initial deals directly at the trade fair”, reports Martin Weidisch, senior marketing specialist at J. Wagner GmbH.
“We expected a lot from our initial participation at PaintExpo, and with regard to quantity our great expectations were even exceeded. The quality and the technical expertise of the visitors are a given at PaintExpo, and we knew about that already in advance. There’s no question for us that we’ll exhibit again in 2018”, sums up Holger Beiersdorfer, vice president for industrial products and application technology at Dürr Systems GmbH.

Stefano Negri, sales manager at Condoroil Stainless Srl. from Italy : “We were able to establish very good contacts, and we believe we’ve linked up with a number of future customers and sales partners at the fair – and not just in Germany or Switzerland, but rather from all over Europe including Belgium, the Czech Republic and Poland. It was really very interesting for us.”

Oliver Zanner from the marketing department at Freilacke Emil Frei GmbH & Co. KG: “We fielded considerably more leads than we did at PaintExpo 2014, and we’re anticipating very good post-event business. PaintExpo is our most important trade fair and we’ll definitely be back in 2018.”

In total 14.8% more visitors – 28% from outside of Germany

At the end of the 4-day trade fair, similar levels of satisfaction were reported by nearly all of the 501 participating companies (6.8% growth as compared with 2014). The exhibitors came from 27 countries and foreign companies made up 31.5% of the total. They presented products and solutions for liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating on 144,600 square feet net exhibition floor space (a 6% increase). With 14.8% more visitors for a total of 10,522, PaintExpo experienced considerable growth in these areas as well. 28% of the expert visitors travelled to Karlsruhe from outside of Germany. The best represented countries included Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Turkey. Expert visitors from 74 countries and all of the continents came to PaintExpo.



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