Intermat 2015 impresses all despite shaky economic climate, say organisers

Intermat1The show was considered largely successful, especially for visitors from outside Europe. (Image source: Intermat)The 10th Intermat show concluded on 25 April 2015 with visitor numbers of 183,000, including 131,624 identified visitors recorded during the show

However, organisers said that despite numbers being a bit on the lower side this year compared to those of 2012, the result was particularly satisfying given the complex and uncertain economic climate.

Intermat show director Maryvonne Lanoë said, “Intermat 2015 was a stepping stone in the chronicle of the internationally-announced recovery. The general consensus is that high-ranking visitors and project initiators made this a dynamic show that gave a confidence boost to everyone working in the sector.”

With 35 per cent of its visitors coming from Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), Intermat has cemented its international focus. All international visitors performed particularly well this year. For the 1,410 exhibiting companies with high expectations of this three-yearly event, Intermat 2015 offered an opportunity to prepare for the future thanks to its strong international appeal, particularly in EMEA and its ability to attract high quality visitors with investment projects, many of which were decided at the show.

Intermat 2015 was officially opened by Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, and Bruno Cavagné, president of FNTP. The show organised three days to officially welcome ambassadors from Turkey and the UAE, and receive official delegations from those countries as well as from Algeria.

At the show, the first ever World of Concrete Europe was organised, which offered a brand new platform to showcase the concrete industry. It attracted 200 upstream and downstream exhibitors and was a highly-anticipated event for the concrete industry.

In addition to a range of the already eminent exhibitors, Intermat 2015 also offered a great platform to launch a number of innovative solutions. More than 100 new products and innovations were presented at stands, the best of which were recognised by the Innovation Awards, awarded during the Pre-Intermat held this January in Paris.

Expertise and networking Intermat 2015 also played a key role in conveying information and leading discussion through its workshops, networking meetings and topical lectures (concrete, leasing, demolition, counterfeiting and EMEA zone distributors).

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