Last year’s economic trough has definitely been left behind and business is picking up again. This is reflected by the euphoria prevailing among the just under 2,400 exhibitors in the halls of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre after five days of trade fair business. Almost 69,200 trade visitors from over 100 countries attended the two trade fairs Wire, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, held from 12 to 16 April 2010, to gather information on the latest machinery, equipment and products from the wire, cable and tube processing industries. Constructive talks, avid interest in purchasing and actual deals as well as expectations regarding interesting follow-up business all characterised the atmosphere at Wire 2010 and Tube 2010. Both trade fairs will again be held jointly in Düsseldorf in 2012.