With 235 exhibitors from 14 countries and more than 6100 visitors from 36 countries, the co-location of Indian Ceramics and Ceramics Asia 2016 proved to be extremely successful when these two events were held at the Gujarat University Exhibition Centre from March 2 to 4, 2016.
Igor Palka, COO and Member of the Management Board of Messe München India, and Ken Wong, General Manager, Unifair Exhibition Service Co., Ltd., concurred: “India is the world‘s fastest growing ceramics market. Gujarat alone is responsible for more than 70 % of the total production of ceramics in India. Ahmedabad is therefore the ideal venue for the co-location of Indian Ceramics and Ceramics Asia, as well as the key to the Indian ceramics market. We are happy to also continue this success story in future.“
The additional hall, which increased the amount of exhibition space by 4 000 m², also met with a very positive response. The exhibitors presented their products and solutions in two exhibition halls at the Gujarat University Exhibition Centre in Ahmedabad. The largest proportion of international exhibitors came from China with almost 90, followed by Italy, Germany and UK. The trade fair recorded a rise in the number of international visitors and top decision-makers. The highest number of international visitors came from China, Sri Lanka and the Middle East.
The supporting program was very well accepted and attended. The Innovation Exchange, held concurrently with Indian Ceramics and Ceramics Asia 2016, was a unique setting for the trade fair participants, the think tanks and consultants in the industry. The participants gained insights into the latest trends and new and innovative technologies. In particular, intensive discussions were held regarding the topics of raw material processing, sustainability in the ceramics industry and emerging trades.
The next “Two shows – One date”, Indian Ceramics and Ceramics Asia will be held from March 1 to 3, 2017 at the same venue in Ahmedabad.