The most important event of 2012 in the composites sector in Poland is already behind us.

The 3rd edition of the KOMPOZYT-EXPO® Fair, attended by a record number of nearly 170 exhibitors and more than 2 thousand visitors (a 10 percent increase in comparison to last year!) has proven once again that this event is essential to the Polish market, characterised by its high development potential.

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- Last year one of the exhibitors invited me to KOMPOZYT-EXPO®. I was very impressed by the fair. I persuaded my company to put up a stand and I do not regret this decision – the entire sector is here, so, without a doubt, we will be back next years as well, says Jarosław Antoniuk from Graco.

For the first time in the Fair’s history we presented machines used in the production cycle. Additional attractions included a presentation of items and vehicles made from composites: an ultra light plane, a car, a state-of-the-art military pontoon and a localizer. All the companies KOMPOZYT-EXPO® 2012participating in the KOMPOZYT-EXPO® Fair agree that it is a world-class event, matching the best fairs abroad and gaining in importance year on year.

- I visit many fairs, including, for example, Düsseldorf, and I did not expect the level in Krakow to be so high. The strong development of KOMPOZYT-EXPO® is easily noticeable. On the first day we saw real crowds – many foreign guests. We are certain to come back next year and extend our stand, in order to match the growing interest of our customers, said Mateusz Tymowski from PPH Protym Sp. z o.o.

KOMPOZYT-EXPO® 2012Apart from the presentation of new releases in the sector, the Fair also offered a compendium of knowledge on composites. Our special guest was Prof. Constantinos Soutis – an unquestioned authority in the sector, author and co-author of more than 350 scientific articles and 100 technical presentations at international conferences, seminars and symposiums. This part of the event was immensely popular, as were presentations in the technical presentations zone, which all enjoyed high attendance.

 

KOMPOZYT-EXPO® 2012- This was our second visit to Krakow and we were very satisfied with it. About 20% of our business contacts originated in the Fair. KOMPOZYT-EXPO® is the only event in Poland offering the opportunity to meet the entire sector. We don’t have to travel around Poland meeting everybody separately, instead we can focus all our business meetings in one place. I hope that the Fair will continue to grow. In this part of Europe, Poland really has a lot to say in the composites sector, said Sławomir Gajdziński, Zohan Sp. z o.o.

The Fair was accompanied by the International CECOM conference devoted to issues related to KOMPOZYT-EXPO® 2012the application of composite materials in the construction sector.

- I would like to emphasize the high level and international nature of this event. It is really difficult to gather such an audience - which is why I am very satisfied with the attendance. The 3rd edition of the Fair has shown that the event has a bright future ahead. Compared to the previous year, I can see not only exhibitors dealing with composites in construction or resins, but also a broad range of applications of composites in the construction sector. If I were to compare KOMPOZYT-EXPO® to the Paris fair, I would say that both events have an identical profile. we will probably also attend the Fair next year, said Paweł Winiarski, a visitor representing Chemical Global, Neoxe.