Growing exhibitor interest to the BIAM and Welding shows in Zagreb

MachinesEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2020 • 23.03.2020

The 25th edition of the international machine tools and cutting tools fair BIAM and the 28th edition of the international welding and anticorrosion exhibition Welding 2020 are planned to be co-held from 21 to 24 April this year in Zagreb. The joint biannual events will once again create a platform for the presentation and promotion of new technologies and systems in the field of machine tools and cutting tools, processing of various materials, welding, welded structures, materials, components, automation of production and processes (robotics, software and engineering), advanced technologies, measurement techniques, quality control and corrosion protection, etc.

“In today’s world of globalization, specialization and excellence are essential for a particular sector since the future manufacturing technology requires specialized subjects to help the particular project see the light of day”, organizers state.


Product scope and attendance

BIAM and Welding 2020 are expected to gather industry professionals from all over the world, among which producers, suppliers, distributors, entrepreneurs and investors. The interest for participation in the trade fairs both by trade visitors and exhibitors grows year after year by more than 30%, Zagreb Fair official statistics show.

As the growth trend continues, this year the fair is expected to record an increase in attendance of over 35%.

Over the years the exhibition platforms have proved to be especially interesting to the corporate and professional public from Croatia and the neighbouring countries.
This year they will focus on technological achievements, novelties and innovations in the field of computer-controlled machine tools, robotics and innovative IT solutions, engineering, tools and parts, machining materials, welding process equipment as well as products, means and methods of applying optimal protection against corrosion. “The participation at the BIAM and Welding 2020 fairs is a quality business and marketing activity with a real and direct impact on the increase of market efficiency”, the event organizers add.

Apart from showcasing novelties and innovations, show exhibitors will be able to organize professional and commercial presentations, business meetings and gatherings, to participate in congress activities of the fair.


Highlights from the previous edition

At the previous edition of the joint fairs in 2018 a total of 325 exhibitors from more than 30 countries were presented. The traditional platform was enriched by a new complementary topic - SIFC, the first Smart Industrial Facility Construction showcase.

The two events gathered together manufacturers, distributors and service providers and demonstrated new technologies in the field of machine tools and cutting tools, welding equipment, solutions for corrosion protection, etc.

Among the highlights of the edition was the traditional, 23rd international symposium on material protection and industrial finishing KORMAT, organized by the Croatian society for material protection. The aim of the symposium was to present contemporary achievements in the field of protection against corrosion of construction materials, coating methods, corrosion in concrete, application of corrosion inhibitors, cathodic protection and quality assurance. During the event experts in the sector were able to improve their knowledge on construction materials and modern methods of protection against corrosion.

Another point of interest was the professional seminar “Welding coordinators”, organized by the Croatian association for welding. “Welding coordination in production lines and at construction sites is a very demanding job, so that the experts who perform it must be acquainted not only with the legal and technical regulations but also with the latest achievements in the sector”, event organizers clarify.