ICE Europe 2017 – Closes with increase in international attendance
GERMANY • The 10th International Converting Exhibition closed its doors on March 23 after three days of international business activities, networking and live demonstrations of some of the latest converting solutions.
According to the event organizers, a total of 6,850 visitors from 68 countries attended the show. With 429 exhibitors from 28 countries, covering a net exhibition space of 11,000 m2 (120,000 sqft) this year’s ICE Europe remained unchanged with respect to size compared to the previous show two years ago.
However, exhibitor and visitor numbers marginally decreased by 2% each compared to the record event in 2015. But this year 45% of exhibitors and 49% of visitors were from outside Germany, and a record was set for international attendance. The biggest exhibitor countries after Germany were Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland, the USA, France and the Netherlands.
Going forward, ICE Europe 2019 will take place from 12 – 14 March 2019 also at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. But the next exhibition in the ICE series of trade events for the converting industry will be ICE USA, held from 25 – 27 April 2017 in Orlando, Florida.