Verona, Italy -- At the ninth edition of Metef-Foundeq and Metalriciclo-Recomat, the two exhibitions for the first time took place at VeronaFiere. Positive confirmations were given for Metef-Foundeq, an international trade show for the world of aluminium and machines for the processing of metals, and Metalriciclo-Recomat, an exhibition dedicated to the recycling of industrial materials. Professional operators represented 30 percent of the total 15000 visitors and showed a 5 percent increase in present. This result underlines that the decision of Alfin-Edimet, Metef-Foundeq and Metalriciclo-Recomat holding company, to move both exhibitions to Verona fair complex since this year was the right thing to do.
|Source: VeronaFiere Press Office|
"Over 500 exhibiting companies, 37 percent from 28 foreign countries, over 15,000 visitors, more than a third from abroad, 15000 square metres of exhibiting area divided into 4 pavilions, dozens of technical and business conferences acting as an educational and cultural frame. It is clear that we are satisfied with this edition, particularly because it was the first time that Metef was held at Verona, and because the current gloomy market situation did not allow us to forecast such a good result", Mario Conserva, Alfin-Edimet vice-president, states.
Ettore Riello, VeronaFiere president, is satisfied: "The Fair has reached two important goals: two new exhibitions regarding strategic industries such as foundry and recycling have been added to our portfolio, and our role as a privileged platform for business to international markets is consolidated."
"VeronaFiere has made available, from this year on, its know-how and added-value services, such as the incoming of foreign operators and communications, which brought to the Fair, through its own network of representatives, over 400 official representatives from 22 countries, including Germany, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Iran, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, China and India", Giovanni Mantovani, general director of the complex, underlines.
The exhibitors from the industry segments too added positive comments to both exhibitions, for exhample Reinhard Hintersser, Sales Manager in of metals recycling firm Hammel: "We have registered a great interest of several operators of our sector, there has been a strong presence of international visitors, I'd have never thought I’d find visitors in Metef from South Africa; recycling may represent an area of great development for the future of your fair, and we'll come back for sure."
And Richard Starczewski, Sales Manager of a division in Pyrotek, a worldwide leader in products for metal foundry, meant: "We returned to Metef after an interval of some editions, the new venue in Verona is a step forwards, very appreciable for the quality and logistics of the event. We have found a rather weak Italian and European market in general, while the good participation of foreign visitors and the increased internationalisation have been good for the fair." Quelle: VeronaFiere Press Office