WIN - World of Industry 2012 Part 2

Automation & RoboticsEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2012

The second phase of the WIN (World of Industry) Expo was inaugurated on March 29, 2012 at Beylikduzu Tuyap Expo Center. The Expo brings the sectors of Industrial Automation, Electrics-Electronics, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, and Internal Logistics together. Participating in the Expo are the sectors of AUTOMATION, which has grown since 2010 and aims for a turnover of four billion dollars, ELECTRICS-ELECTRONICS," the business partner to 70 different sectors, LOGISTICS, with a turnover of 50 billion dollars, and HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS, the driving force of the machinery sector.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Jorg Bode, Minister of Economy, Labor and Transportation of the German State of Lower Saxony; C. Tanil Kucuk, Chairman of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ICI); Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board of Deutsche Messe AG; Filret Dalkiran, Chairman of the Fluid Power Association (AKDER); Sermet Satir, Chairman of the Electrical Installation Engineers’ Association (ETMD); and Dr. Reinhard Huppe, Manager of German Electric-Electronic Technologies Association (ZVEI) Department of Automation.

The fair was opened by Mr. Jorg Bode, the Minister of Economy, Labor and Transportation for the federal state of Lower Saxony, Germany. "As we have seen in the previous five years, WIN Expos are a showcase of the Eurasian zone. For this reason, over 60 participants from 15 countries attend this Expo. The good political and economic relations between Germany and Turkey are based on years past. The structural reforms Turkey has carried out very quickly in the EU membership process have had positive effects on industry and economy to a great extent. With a great leap, Turkey has displayed the greatest growth rate in 2011 with 10%. It overcame crises.

With a foreign trade volume of 32 billion euros, Germany can be seen as Turkey’s most important trade partner", said Mr. Bode.

The trade fair took place at the TUYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center from March 29 to April 01, 2012 as an organization by Hannover Messe Bilesim Fuarcilik Inc. Gathering four separate fairs under a single roof, the event is supported by 78 national and international institutions including the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey, the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Turkey, TOBB - Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, OAIB - Central Anatolian Exporter Unions and KOSGEB - Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization.

Keywords: WIN, World of Industry, 2012