The show expects about 1,500 exhibitors from 45 countries and approximately 60,000 trade visitors. EuroMold presenting a positive development: the exhibition area growing by 4.1% in comparison to the same period in 2011, many exhibitors have expanded their stands. With the partner country Korea and many innovative special shows EuroMold once again will present several highlights and further extend its position as the leading international trade fair for product development.
EuroMold shows in halls 8, 9, 11 and the “Galleria” the latest developments in all areas of product development on an area of 75,000 m2. This year’s highlights being the partner country Korea, the special show “Innovations through Moldmaking and Tooling, “e-Production for everyone” as well as high-class conferences, forums and workshops.
The unique EuroMold fair concept “From Idea to Prototype to Series Production” clearly illustrates the entire process chain. Here all parties involved in product development will be united – from designers, to moldmakers, machine tool producers, and subcontractors to users. Core areas at EuroMold are of course Moldmaking and Tooling as well as Rapid Prototyping, Patternmaking and Prototypes, CAD/CAM, Simulation/VR, Machine Tools and Tools, Engineering and Design.
Large attendance from abroad – first time exhibitors from 16 countries EuroMold 2011 will gather exhibitors from at least 45 countries. EuroMold has increased the number of international exhibitors especially in Europe – among others from Portugal, Czech Republic, Italy as well as Switzerland. Korea as a partner country can significantly increase its exhibitor’s presence. The high internationality is also reflected by the number of first time exhibitors. Six Months ahead of the show 57 companies from 16 countries have already signed up for the first time. Most of them come from Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain and Turkey. Predominantly these exhibitors are involved in Moldmaking and Tooling (35.1% of first time exhibitors), Design and Engineering, Simulation and VR which also emphasis the rising importance of these technology areas at EuroMold.
Moldmaking and Tooling sector makes up for 40.3% of all exhibitors at EuroMold, followed by “Rapid Prototyping and Tooling” (16.8%) and Tools (15.5%) Other important areas of the process chain are the areas of “Machine Tools” (15.3%), “Patternmaking + Prototyping” (15%), Software & Hardware (13.9%) and Engineering (11.6%).
Korea plays a significant role as an Asian industry nation. Next to the Korean companies the Korean research institutions and relevant trade associations, such as KODMIC, will present themselves at EuroMold 2011. Additional opportunities for collaboration will be shown at the one-day Forum Partner Country Korea.
An important milestone in the relationship between Korea and Europe is the Free Trade Agreement (EFTA), which will be introduced on July 1st, 2011. Relations with the EU, that has already become second largest trading partner of Korea after China, are further strengthened as a result of the agreement. For most of the exports from EU to Korea the customs will be void according to the Free Trade Agreement. Consequently the German machine engineering and plant engineering will benefit as well as other industry areas.