It was a good premiere for the first edition of indometal – international metal & steel trade fair for southeast asia – as it closed on an positive note last week. The 259 exhibiting companies from 26 countries including 70 local and Indonesian-based, six national groups and pavilions (Austria, China, Italy (2), UK and Taiwan) and an official group under the Ministry of Industry Republic of Indonesia showcased their products and services to 6,228 targeted and qualified visitors from more than 20 countries.
The first edition of the specialist trade fair focused on the synergistic interrelations of foundry technology, casting products, metallurgy and thermoprocess technology, has set indometal’s position as the ideal platform for the metal and steel sectors in Indonesia and the region.
“indometal 2013 has proven to be a highly successful and beneficial platform for both the overseas and local exhibitors. Indonesia has tremendous business potential in the metal and steel sectors and this is evident in the high quality visitors present at the exhibition. We are extremely happy with the overall outcome of indometal 2013,” said Rini Sumardi, Director of WAKENI – joint organizer of the trade fair.
According to Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia, and joint organizer: “The first edition of indometal has exceeded all our expectations. The exhibitors’ positive feedback shows us that our decision to provide a business platform for Indonesia’s metal and steel industry was the right move.” He added: “indometal fits well into the spectrum of specialised global trade fairs in the areas of foundry technology, iron and steel, under the Messe Düsseldorf Group which it is well known for and includes exhibitions such as GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST.”
Source: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Düsseldor