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                                                                                          31 May 2016

IBATECH Istanbul finishes with record figures

More exhibitors, more visitors and more hall space / Exhibitors and visitors very satisfied

IBATECH Istanbul closed its doors after four successful days and celebrated any amount of records. The biennial international Trade Fair for Bakery, Patisserie Machinery, Ice Cream, Chocolate and Technologies is regarded as the leading event in its industry for the dynamic Turkish growth market and the entire Eurasia region. 74,563 visitors from 114 countries attended the trade fair from 14 to 17 April 2016, i.e. 17 per cent more than at the previous event in 2014 and the highest number ever. The trade fair was held for the first time in five exhibition halls covering a gross exhibition area of around 50,000 square metres. After the record figure in 2014, the amount of exhibition space therefore increased once again by 5,000 square metres. IBATECH Istanbul 2016 also attracted a record number of exhibitors. A total of 366 companies from 18 countries, i.e. a marked increase of just under 27 per cent compared with 2014, took part in the trade fair. For example, a large number of international market leaders presented their latest technologies and products.

Visitors rated their attendance at the trade fair as extremely positive. According to a survey, visitors generally awarded IBATECH Istanbul a good overall mark of 1.7 (marks on a scale of 1 to 6, where 1 is the highest and 6 the lowest mark). Due to their satisfaction, nearly every visitor (98 per cent) also wanted to come back to the trade fair in 2018. 99 per cent of respondents were intending to recommend the event to work colleagues, superiors or business associates while 90 per cent believed that the trade fair would become more important in future. Confectioners represented the largest visitor group at 47 per cent (2014: 45 per cent), followed by bakers at 21 per cent (2014: 33 per cent). There was a substantial rise in the proportion of manufacturers of chocolate and confectionery (15 per cent compared with 9 per cent in 2014) and ice cream producers (17 per cent compared with 7 per cent in 2014).
The trade visitors were primarily interested in frozen products, cakes and convenience products (47 per cent) followed by raw materials and semi-finished products (46 per cent), as well as production machinery and accessories (35 per cent). In general, visitors demonstrated a high propensity to invest. 80 per cent of them were involved in purchasing and procurement intentions. In the official trade fair survey 82 per cent of visitors said they would definitely or probably make investments.

An official German joint stand was offered for the first time. It was presented by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy with the support of the VDMA Association for Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery. BATECH İstanbul was also supported for the first time by the Turkish Ministry of Economic Affairs and was publicised by the Turkish attachés in the target countries. Visitor delegations from numerous countries such as Azerbaijan, Usbekistan, Kosovo, Tunisia, Oman, Cameroon, Bulgaria, etc. came to the trade fair to obtain information and were welcomed at the opening ceremony by Cevdet Yılmaz, the Turkish Minister of Development.

The meeting place for the industry in Turkey alternates between Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. The next IBATECH Istanbul will be held in Istanbul from 12 to 15 April 2018. IBATECH Istanbul is organised by Messe Stuttgart which has its own subsidiary - Messe Stuttgart Ares Fuarcılık - in Istanbul.


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