bautec 2018 ended unanimously positive, with 32,000 trade visitors – including a greater number from abroad – satisfied after four days of the show.
Among trade visitors, overall satisfaction rose to 82.5%, with 78.9% of those polled saying they would be back for the next bautec in two years time. The proportion of international attendance rose to 8.3%.
“The widespread positive reactions are proof that bautec has firmly established itself among exhibitors and trade visitors as a shop window for new products and as a networking platform for all the skilled trades. Conditions could not be better for the next bautec in two years time,“ said Karel Heijs, divisional head at Messe Berlin GmbH.
This year’s fair offered trade visitors numerous new formats, which were very well received by the public. New events included an architects’ congress on façades, a Practical Day for the sanitation, heating and air conditioning sector, and the bautec. INNOVATION AWARD, for which votes were cast by trade visitors.
”This year we addressed new topics that gave us the chance to target audiences even more precisely,” Heijs added. Most trade visitors represented the construction and installation professions, in particular the sanitation, heating and air conditioning sector (34.4%), followed by architects, planners and engineers, whose attendance was proportionately higher (19.2%). Covering 8,000m2, Hall 25 had a new layout for the sanitation, heating and air conditioning sector, which is where all the leading companies from the construction engineering industry were represented – one of the attractions at bautec.
Overall, 459 exhibitors from 19 countries showcased the latest building materials, construction systems and technical installations for existing and new buildings on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.
The next bautec will take place from 18th – 21st February 2020.
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