WIN – World of Industry 2005

EventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2005

by Bisser Katev, Liudmil Vassev

WIN – World of Industry 2005 closed its doors on the 20th of March with overwhelming record numbers. More than 82.000 (78.000 in 2004) visitors attended the show at the TUYAP Fair & Convention Centre in Istanbul, Turkey, getting an overview of the latest trends and innovation in the manufacturing industries. A total of 819 direct exhibitors (664 in 2004), of which 108 came from 18 different countries (12 in 2004) showcased their products, technologies and services on a net area of 27.315 sqm (21.450 sqm in 2004).

The exhibitors were highly satisfied with their participation in the fair. The extraordinary number of well qualified visitors and the smooth, professional way in which the event was organized were the top reasons for the exhibitors to indicate that they will return next year. Especially the strong increase in the number of international visitors has contributed to the high satisfaction of all participants in WIN 2005. With the support of the Turkish Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, O.A.I.B., D.E.I.K. and IMMIB, trade delegations from Bulgaria, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Romania, South Korea, Syria, Thailand and visitors from many other countries came to the fair to strengthen their business relations with numerous producers and suppliers from Turkey and all over the world. Furthermore, the national as well as the international media showed significant interest in the various industry sectors of the fair.

For the first time WIN 2005 hosted

an official partner country - Greece

With the support of The Federation of Greek Industries – SEV International - a valuable Greek–Turkish Business Forum was organized alongside the fair. More than 20 topics were presented and discussed in the forum, panels and workshops. A special emphasis was given on the growing trade between both countries focusing on the current investment climate in Turkey and Greece. Considerable interest was also shown at the “Industrial Activities Summit”, a perfect platform for information exchange consisting of 150 conferences, seminars, forums, panels, round table discussions, workshops and company presentations. The activities brought together international expertise in the seven interrelated sectors of Automation, Electrotechnology, Machinery, Materials Handling, Welding, Chemistry and Hydraulics & Pneumatics. Professionals gained valuable insights about the current situation and future trends of the relevant sectors and had the opportunity to conduct fruitful discussions with key-players of the industries.

WIN – World of Industry was strongly supported by 25 national and international associations and organizations including the Turkish Undersecretary of Foreign Trade. The support given contributes not only to the growth of WIN but increases the dynamism of the manufacturing industry. WIN 2006 will be held from 16th to 19th of March at the TUYAP Fair, Convention & Congress Centre in ISTANBUL.