Record number of trade visitors on opening day – 15 percent increase
Industry influencers and key dignitaries attended the inauguration ceremony
Accompanying programs: Innovation Exchange well received; cfi – Ceramic Forum International and brick industry workshop on day two and three
by Suman Gupta
Leading international trade fairs for suppliers to the ceramics industry, Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia opened on a high note as the event welcomed 15 percent more trade visitors on the opening day as compared to the past edition. 2017 marks as a strong year with 300 exhibitors showcasing over 400 represented brands.
Taking place from March 1 to 3, 2017 at Gujarat University Exhibition Centre, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, the grand opening of Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia saw presence of industry influencers and dignitaries such as Mr. G G Trivedi, President of Indian Ceramics Society; Mr. K Muraleedharan, Director - Central Glass & Ceramics Research Institute; Mr. Hakimuddin Ali, Chairman - Indian Refractories Makers Association; Mr. K G Kundariya, President, (Vitrified division) - Morbi ceramics Association; Dr. Francesco Pensabene, Trade Commissioner - Embassy of Italy; Mr. Gerhard Gerritzen, Dy. Managing Director - Messe Muenchen GmbH and Mr. Amen Liao, President - Unifair Exhibition Service Co. Ltd.
Igor Palka, COO of Messe Muenchen India says: “We are delighted to receive such overwhelming response on the opening day. With live technology on display, high-knowledge conferences and networking programs, there is so much to experience at the trade fairs. The energy at the show floor is very positive and we expect the momentum to continue for the next two days as well.”
Ken Wong, General Manager, Unifair Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. adds: “We are pleased to see a tremendous visitor growth as compared to the past edition. Our participants will be able to explore more business opportunities in the coming days too.”
Technology on display : Spread over 11,000 sqm. of total space, the trade fairs bring more machinery and raw materials for the ceramics industry. Concurrently, India Brick and Roof Tile (iBaRT) and India Engineering & Technical Ceramics trade fairs are taking place. About 300 global and domestic exhibitors from countries like Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA and India are showcasing innovative solutions for the ceramics industry.
Networking and educational programs : Day one saw attendees engaging in the Innovation Exchange where new-to-market technologies and solutions are being showcased. Buyers got the chance to interact with participating exhibitors and enquire about their new offerings.
Interested in exploring newest technologies, buyers attending from across India participated in the Buyer-Seller Forum which is one of the new attractions of the event. Over 100 meetings were conducted at the Buyer-Seller Forum and 40 buyers participated in the program.
With more networking programs and knowledge rich conferences lined up for the next two days, the trade fairs look promising for the coming days. Palka concludes by adding: “It is great to see that the trade fairs began on such a high note and will continue to offer value to the attendees, by combining knowledge, technology and networking opportunities.
Additional information about both exhibitions is available at www.indian-ceramics.com or at www.ceramicsasia.net.
Indian Ceramics : Indian Ceramics is taking place for the twelfth time between March 1and 3,2017, at the Gujarat University Exhibition Centre in Ahmedabad. As the leading show for suppliers to the ceramics industry, this event captures the entire spectrum of classic ceramics, from raw materials through to technical ceramics. Indian Ceramics 2016 attracted around 234 exhibitors, each of them highlighting their products, services and innovations to a trade audience of over 6,100 visitors. Indian Ceramics 2017–powered by ceramitec–is organized by Messe Muenchen India, a subsidiary of Messe München.
Ceramics Asia : Ceramics Asia has been successfully organized for three editions since 2012. It became to the most expecting event in ceramics industry in India. The exhibition covers a total show space of 5000 ㎡ with over 100 exhibitors from China, India and international covers the whole spectrum of the ceramics industry chain, from machinery, raw materials to technology, which attracts visitors from Indian local and neighboring countries. With the official support from associations of Indian local and China, Ceramics Asia has been proved as the most potential event in Indian ceramics industry which is bridging the platform between India and the world.
Messe München : Messe München is one of the world's leading trade show companies. In Munich alone, it organizes around 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods, and key high tech industries. Each year more than 30,000 exhibitors and around two million visitors take part in the events held at the Messe München exhibition center, the ICM – International Congress Center München, and in the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München. The leading international trade fairs of Messe München are all independently audited. In addition, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Turkey and South Africa. With a combination of affiliates abroad – in Europe, Asia and in Africa – and over 60 foreign representatives actively serving over 100 countries, Messe München has a worldwide business network. The Group also takes a pioneering role as regards sustainability: It is the first trade-fair company to be awarded energy efficiency certification from the technical inspection authorities TÜV SÜD.
Unifair Exhibition Service Co., Ltd
Established in 1992, Unifair Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. is one the pioneer professional exhibition organizing service enterprises in China. Who has already organized and conducted over 40 world-class exhibitions in different industrial sectors. We have a very strong and innovative team of experienced professionals on exhibition management and organizing background as well as huge customer resources. Optimal marketing channels and complete service. UNIFAIR is the official organizer of Ceramics CHINA in Guangzhou which is the world’s most influential and important ceramics exhibition offering customers and buyers extraordinary business opportunities.