Epoc Messe Frankfurt concludes three major Middle East trade shows
Global and regional companies from more than 20 countries competed to offer a range of products and services at the three key trade shows organized by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, which successfully tapped the growing retail and manufacturing industries in the region.
Autotec Automechanika Gulf, Hardware & Tools and Housewares & Hometech concluded on May 20at the Dubai World Trade Center. In its debut year, Autotec Automechanika Gulf, drew a record number of visitors from Iran, Syria, North Africa and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
The two other shows Hardware & Tools, Housewares & Hometech recorded a 20 percent increase in visitor numbers. Most exhibitors reported a huge trade turnout, leading to serious inquiries, which either translated into partnerships and deals or showed promise of developing into business propositions at a future date. Visitors came from various sectors including those from the construction, automotive and maintenance industry besides retailers and traders of home appliances.
Epoc Messe Frankfurt, has over 20 years experience of operating major exhibitions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East and the US. The formation of EPOC Messe Frankfurt marks the German parent company’s first major foray into the fast growing trade fair and exhibition scenario in the Middle East and is a significant step in its global expansion plan.
Messe Frankfurt, which organized over 80 events worldwide in 2001, reported revenues of €318 million. Outside Germany, the company’s subsidiaries organized a total of 48 fairs in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. — (menareport.com)
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