Positive growth forecasts and 90% of exhibit space sold eight months before the show are promising signs for INTERMAT 2012, the international exhibition for equipment and techniques for construction and materials industries. Held every three years, the event will take place from April 16-21, 2012, at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte in Paris, France.
“Eight months before INTERMAT 2012, we have excellent participation rates. Industrialists are showing confidence in their sector, which is a good omen for a business-inducing show. Moreover, the market is up to scratch and booming, with a stable number of jobs, especially in France, where 15,000 people work in the construction materials industry and 1,500 jobs are created every year,” says Maryvonne Lano, Exhibition Manager.
The 2009 event attracted 184,519 visitors in the construction sector, 33% of whom were international, representing 162 countries.
INTERMAT at a glance
INTERMAT will feature a 375,000-sq.-meter exhibition area and 20,000-sq.-meter demonstration area highlighting products and services from machinery and equipment manufacturers, components, equipment and accessories manufacturers, distributors, equipment rental firms and service companies. It will also include:
- 1,500 exhibitors, 67% of whom are international**
- Four national pavilions: China, Korea, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) and USA
- More than 200,000 visitors expected, including 40% international visitors
Equipment innovation will also be showcased via the Innovation Awards. This competition, chaired of the French National Federation for Civil Engineering, rewards the most outstanding innovations that improve the performance of construction materials and equipment companies. For the first time, a European jury will be formed of end-user and construction and rental company representatives.
In addition, S.E. Intermat assembles trade organizations from the construction and import sectors: CISMA, an association of equipment manufacturers for construction, infrastructure, steel and handling equipment industries; SEIMAT, an association of international civil engineering, mining, construction and hoisting equipment industries; and Comexposium, leading organizer of events in Europe.
For more information on INTERMAT 2012, visit en.intermat.fr. ET
**Exhibitors registered as of September 19, 2011