IFEX 2009 – 5th International Exhibition and Foundry Technology, Equipment and Supplies
organized at Science City, Kolkata concluded on February 15, 2009
The three day long exhibition was organized jointly by Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Private Limited and The Institute of Indian Foundrymen concurrent to the 57th Indian Foundry Congress. With 143 exhibitors from around 11 countries and around 1878 one time registered business visitors apart from the delegates registered for the congress who have also visited the trade fair made this exhibition a truly international platform for the foundry industry. Keeping in view the current market scenario, these numbers clearly show the importance of trade fairs as an important marketing tool and the kind of optimism prevailing in the industry.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. B. Muthuraman, Managing Director, Tata Steel Ltd. on February 13, 2008 in the presence of Mr.Ravi Sehgal, President, IIF, Mr. Rajan Vaswani, Chairman, 57th Indian Foundry Congress, Mr. Subodh Panchal, Chairman, Exhibition Committee and Mr. Ashwani Pande, Managing Director, Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd. The results from the exhibitor’s survey clearly indicate the success of this exhibition. Almost all the exhibitors were extremely satisfied with the overall organization of the exhibition, facilities provided and the quality and the quantity of the visitors. Awards under different categories were presented during the valedictory function of the event. The details of the awardees are as follows:
New Technology offered during the exhibition:
The Wesman Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Inductotherm (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Eirich Transweigh India Pvt. Ltd.
Electrotherm (I) Ltd.
Megatherm Electronics Pvt. Ltd.
Italian Pavilion organized by Italian Trade Commission
We are extremely grateful to all the esteemed exhibitors and visitors of IFEX 2008 for making it the most successful foundry exhibition in India and look forward to your continued support and co-operation.