EventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2006

The fair claims to be one of the biggest HVAC&R show in the world

Bisser Katev, TLL Media

International HVAC & R Exhibition ISK-SODEX 2006 has been held between the dates of 04-07 May 2006 at CNR Expo, Istanbul World Trade Center. Besides being the biggest trade fair of Eurasian Region, ISK-SODEX has also become 3rd biggest trade fair of its kind in the world, assure organizers from Hannover-Messe Sodeks.

735 direct exhibitors have exhibited their products and services on 49058 sq.m. of net display area covering 10 halls of CNR Expo Center. 1324 firms in total have been represented at the fair. There were exhibitors from 38 countries including Turkey and countries as: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA, etc. Presence of SEE companies was not so strong. There were 4 exhibitors from Greece, 2 – from Romania and 3 - from Slovenia.


According HM Sodeks, the most concrete indicator of the fair’s success is the increase in number of exhibitors. Number of direct exhibitors has been raised to 735 companies in 2006, which were 610 companies in 2004. In addition to this, number of direct international exhibitors is reached to 83, which were 43 in 2004.

Expectations of both exhibitors and visitors have been responded and new business links has been established at the fair. Exhibitors have been highlighted that the fair has been very successful and target of participation at the fair has been reached, organizers declare.


Official statistics show that 68754 local and 7230 international visitors came to ISK-SODEX 2006 trade fair. Number of visitors has reached to 73984 in total.

Visitors from 81 countries have attended ISK-SODEX 2006 trade fair. International visitors came from Albania, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Island, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldavia, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, UK, USA and many others.

Summarized profession data after visitors’ survey taken during the fair shows biggest share of technicians (19.5%), followed by managers (19.4%), distributors (17.9%), consumers (17.5%), and mechanical engineers (10.7%).

Exhibitors have taken the fair into consideration as a fruitful investment and claimed that they will exhibit the next ISK-SODEX with bigger booth areas, conclude the organizers.