With 617 exhibitors from 37 countries, more than 15,000 visitors from 93 countries and a space of some 40,000 m2, Ceramitec 2015, which took place in Munich from October 20-23, once again succeeded in attracting an significant global audience of ceramics professionals.
Gerhard Gerritzen, Deputy Managing Director of Messe München, stated, “Ceramitec 2015 is one of the events of Messe München with the broadest international spread in participation. With a share of participants from abroad exceeding 60%, Ceramitec is the industry’s leading trade show worldwide. Exhibitors and visitors particularly appreciate the wide spectrum of products and services on offer at Ceramitec, combined with the high international spread in participation, as they can find this mix only here in Munich.”
The fact that Ceramitec 2015 has given the most impressive demonstration ever of its reputation as a first-class sector gathering for all areas of the ceramics industry was also confirmed by Paul Eirich, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Ceramitec and Managing Director of Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co. KG. “Ceramitec has efficiently developed its reputation as a leading trade show in 2015. By presenting key topics like Industry 4.0 and Technical Ceramics, the trade show could attract important new visitor groups. We had a top-level trade audience from the Asian region, for example from India, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia, and also from South America, including Columbia, Argentina and Brazil.”
The Supporting Program saw some 4,000 visitors take part in the 65 lectures given there. There were intense discussions, especially on the topics of digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and Powder Metallurgy. After a long absence from the trade show floor, Iran’s appearance at Ceramitec 2015 had been eagerly anticipated. The Iran Day, which was organised for the first time, received extraordinarily good ratings from the visitors and gave the trade audience the chance to find interesting points of contact with Iran as a tradition-steeped ceramics country. In turn, almost 200 visitors from Iran took advantage of the opportunity to find out about innovations in the ceramics industry at Ceramitec.
The next Ceramitec takes place from April 10 – 13, 2018.