Altogether 959 exhibitors invited the sector to Powtech and Technopharm in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 23 to 25 April 2013 and 16,803 trade visitors came from 83 countries. Not only the high quality of talks was praised, but the international involvement in the events too.
Powtech remains the number 1 for the international powder and bulk solids processing industry. The 724 exhibitors from 27 countries on a net space of over 22,000 m² presented the world’s most extensive range of mills, mixers & co. for visitors from the chemical, food, ceramics, and machinery and plant construction industries. 35 per cent of the exhibitors were international companies. The leading exhibiting nations after Germany were Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria and the USA. This year’s trade fair again reflected the whole spectrum of mechanical processes at the highest technological level.
At TechnoPharm, the international forum for planners and operators in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries, 235 exhibitors from 16 countries presented the current state of the art for production under the most stringent hygiene standards. The exhibition focused on innovations that help to make the individual production stages even more efficient – an important step for the pharmaceutical industry, which faces new challenges through individualisation in modern medicine, increased regulation and growing pressure of costs. For the second time, the trade fair also focused on cleanroom technology in the Cleanroom Village and at the two-day Cleanroomcongress, which is organised by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik (International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology) and Concept Heidelberg.
Large international involvement
Every third exhibition visitor and every third exhibitor travelled to Nürnberg from abroad. Also hosted in the exhibition centre at the same time was Partec., The International Congress on Particle Technology, which takes place every three years, attracted some 480 participants to the Franconian capital, just under half of them from abroad. “A steady number of exhibitors, very good response from the visitors and a large international share show how important our trade fairs are for the international powder and bulk solids processing industry,” sums up Willy Viethen, Director Exhibitions at NürnbergMesse. The trade fair duo for process plant and equipment is a permanent feature for Europe’s chemical, pharmaceutical, food and building material industries. The top visiting countries after Germany were Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
The next Powtech and Technopharm duo of trade fairs takes place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 30 September to 2 October 2014.