in Vol. 12 - July Issue - Year 2011
1st PaintExpo Eurasia 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. Lively Exhibitor Interest for Eurasian Coatings Technology Trade Fair
Oberboihingen – Roughly 65% (revision level: 10 May 2011) of all available booth floor space has already been booked for the first PaintExpo Eurasia, which will take place at the Expo Center Istanbul in Turkey from the 6th through the 8th of October, 2011. Exhibitors from eleven countries will cover the entire process sequence for industrial coating technology. The Eurasian offshoot of the leading international trade fair for industrial coating technology will thus present comprehensive, representative offerings right from the very first event.
Turkey, as well as various other countries of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), have been experiencing above average economic growth for a number of years. As a result, these countries comprise a highly attractive market for suppliers of equipment and services in the field of industrial coating technology. This is not least substantiated by great exhibitor interest in the first PaintExpo Eurasia, which is being organised by FairFair GmbH together with their Turkish partner Artkim Fuarcilik, and will be held concurrent to the TurkCoat trade fair for paints and chemicals in Istanbul from the 6th through the 8th of October, 2011.
Roughly 50% of the exhibitors come from Turkey, and the rest from ten additional countries. "We assume that PaintExpo Eurasia is going to be a one-of-a-kind event in the region, especially with the professional touch of an international fair organiser. Istanbul has always been a getaway between East and West, and it’s relatively close to the MENA and Asia Pacific regions where one-third of all global paint business is conducted. By participating at PaintExpo Eurasia we want to get more business coming our way. And this event will eventually help us to make it happen", says Ogün Okyar, export manager of Turkish company Iba Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. Rippert Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG has also recognised the opportunities which are offered by a coating technology trade fair in Istanbul: "At the moment, we’ve received one order from Turkey, and we assume that we’ll be able to pick up lots of other interesting projects and customers from this market. This is one of the issues we want to explore while participating at the first PaintExpo Eurasia. However, another goal is to find on-site partners with whom we’ll be able to develop appropriate market presence within the region. The fact that we already know and trust FairFair as an exhibition partner also played a role in our decision", explains Martin Köster, marketing manager for the equipment manufacturing firm. Italian paint manufacturer Colorificio Damiani S.p.A. expects certain results concerning its participation: "I think that the Turkish market is starting to resemble the European one and is getting closer and closer to European quality standards. That’s why we consider Turkey as a market to supply. Through our participation at PaintExpo Eurasia I expect to get in contact with potential dealers who may help us develop the local market", states Stefano Damiani, CEO.
Entire Spectrum of Industrial Coating Technology
"We’re very pleased with the highly positive feedback from exhibitors from Turkey, Germany, Italy and other countries. Strong participation by companies from all sectors of the industrial coating technology industry makes it possible for us to present visitors at the first PaintExpo Eurasia with comprehensive, representative offerings", says Jürgen Haußmann, managing director of event promoter FairFair GmbH. Accordingly, the exhibition programme covers systems and equipment for liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating, application systems and spray guns, liquid paints and powdered enamels, automation and conveyor technology, cleaning and pre-treatment, drying and curing, environmental technology, compressed air supply and exhaust purification, water treatment, recycling and disposal, accessories, measuring and test technology, quality assurance, paint stripping and job-shop coating, as well as services and technical literature. And thus, PaintExpo Eurasia is targeted at coating job-shops and companies with in-house painting operations, above all from the fields of automotive manufacturing and supply, commercial vehicle production, railway, shipbuilding and shipyard applications, aviation and aerospace, equipment and machinery manufacturing, metals and sheet metal processing, plastics processing, household appliances, furniture (wooden and metal), sport and leisure, metal and glass façade construction, window and door manufacturing, the electronics industry, the heating and cooling industry, the packaging industry and heater manufacturing, as well as bridge, pipeline and utility pole construction.
Further information and the preliminary exhibitor list are available at www.paintexpo.com.tr.