In February 2016 WIN EURASIA Metalworking attracted approx. 30,000 visitors from more than 70 countries and 480 exhibitors, thus reinforcing its claim to be the leading international trade fair for metalworking and metal-forming in Eurasia.
Whether the next WIN EURASIA Metalworking, which takes place from 9 to 12 February 2017 in Istanbul, exceeds these figures will not be known until the last day of the event, however it is already clear that the event will prove a business highlight in a significant regional growth market. In other words, no company which puts the focus on metalworking can afford to miss this key event.
Turkey is the perfect location for this trade fair due to its strong industrial base with high demand for metalworking, especially in automobile production and the white goods industry. In 2015 sales of plant and machinery in Turkey amounted to around 29 billion euros. Turkey also exported metalworking plant and equipment worth 313 million euros in 2015. At the same time Germany is the largest source market in terms of imported plant and machinery. Despite the uncertain political situation following the attempted coup, the Association of Turkish Machine Manufacturers expects a 5% increase in sales for 2016.
The neighboring markets are also promising in terms of growth potential. The strong growth markets of Central Asia, the Gulf region and North Africa are all within a two-hour plane flight. Consequently, WIN EURASIA Metalworking boasts a big international mix of professional visitors. The fact that visitors and delegations from these areas, the Middle East and the former CIS states do not require a visa when travelling to Turkey also benefits the trade fair.
The event compromises three separate trade shows: WIN Metalworking presents the entire production chain of metalworking, WIN Welding is dedicated to every type of state-of-the-art welding, bonding and soldering techniques, while WIN Surface Treatment showcases plant and machines for diverse forms of surface treatment.
Special display areas dedicated to topical issues and relevant technology will be of particular interest to exhibitors as well as trade visitors. “Robotics” focuses on robot-aided production, “Safe@Work” showcases leading-edge products, systems and solutions for the safe operation of plant and machinery, while “Parts2Clean” – a format developed for HANNOVER MESSE – is devoted to industrial parts and surface cleaning.
One new feature of the trade fair in February 2017 will be a showcase for technological innovations, including additive manufacturing (commonly called 3D printing), which will be a keynote conference theme. Another highlight, although not a new feature, is the tried-and-tested offer to German exhibitors to join their national colleagues in a joint German pavilion, thus securing favorable conditions as well as the benefits of shared infrastructure and services.
When WIN EURASIA Metalworking takes place for the 22nd time on 9 February 2017, it will provide industry experts from around the world with a perfect platform for finding business leads and fostering existing customer contacts.