Record Visitor Numbers for French Plastics Fair
Almost 800 exhibitors met at Lyon Eurexpo on 17 - 20 June for the fiP solution plastique and 3D Print fairs. The exhibition area for fiP solution plastique had been increased by 25%, providing the only window display and business platform for the sector in France. And despite a national rail strike, visitor figures for the fair climbed by 37%, to 9,296 visitors.
Exhibitors covered the complete transformation technologies sector. These technologies were also exhibited in the educational Techno Lab space, which proved very popular. Fip’ projets , dedicated to transformers, satisfied its target public, which was pleased to find comprehensive solutions to their requirements in a special area. Exhibitors were pleased to see the quality visitors with almost 40% of order providers, and many directors and R&D managers wandering the aisles. Foreign visitor numbers climbed by 47%, from 47 countries.
The fair included a conference programme as well as a round table focusing on "Impossible materials" proposed by Matériautech, and the "Plant-Based Summit" morning on bio-sourced materials in the automobile sector.
Additionally, the "Trophées du Plasturgiste", organized by the magazine Plastiques et Caoutchouc were awarded on 18 June, at the fair itself. The Growth Trophy was presented to Serge Reig, President of 3P (Produits Plastiques Performants) by Patrick Vuillermoz, Chairman of Plastipolis. The Performance Trophy was awarded to Christian Duret, Co-manager of Solia, by Philippe Sterna, Managing Director of Engel, and the International trophy was presented to Jean-Pierre Taberlet, CEO of Lablabo, by Gilles Mazzolini, Sales Director of Sumitomo Demag.
The next edition of FIP solution plastique is scheduled for June 2017, at Lyon Eurexpo.
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