Mexico-based EXPO MANUFACTURA 2017 Showfloor, Attendance Both See Upticks
EXPO MANUFACTURA 2017, an event jointly organized by Tarsus Group and E.J. Krause & Associates for the manufacturing and processing industry in Mexico, was held Feb. 7-9 and drew more than 12,500 professionals to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
The three-day event, under the theme “Manufacturing 4.0: Maximum productivity and competitiveness”, brought together more than 600 brands and technology solutions from 311 exhibiting companies.
EXPO MANUFACTURA’s footprint grew 9 percent, assembling the largest event to date and had an 18 percent increase in attendance.
“Mexico is a very attractive market, our experience in the automotive, aeronautical and medical devices sectors, besides the privileged geographical location of our country opens possibilities of reach international markets, a new world order invites us to diversification and it is time to update, to make our processes more efficient, and to be even more competitive,” said Jose Navarro, General Director of E.J. Krause de Mexico.
He added, “This edition showed high interest with the active participation of international pavilions and the 311 exhibitors that position EXPO MANUFACTURATM within its international marketing strategies. Participating exhibitors stated that favorable business contacts have been established in this edition which will increase sales in the short and medium term.”
EXPO MANUFACTURA is recognized as the most important exhibition in the region and has become the ideal venue for the private sector to access the most prominent training, technology, and operational solutions designed to generate profitability, as well as sustainability, according to show organizers.
EXPO MANUFACTURA presented more than 450 operating machines and equipment that allowed attendees to experience Manufacturing 4.0 in action.
“The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) was excited to launch our A3 Mexico group at EXPO MANUFACTURA this year,” said Bob Doyle, director of Communications, A3.
He added, “It was the perfect place to introduce ourselves, talk with many interested individuals in the automation industry and share our future plans for Mexico. We look forward to participating again next year.”
Running parallel to the exhibition was a full three-day educational program with general sessions, keynotes, and workshops.
The conference program had more than 470 participants learning about the latest trends, successful practices, and case studies.
In addition, Chamber of Manufacturing Industry of Nuevo Leon (CAINTRA), hosted EXPO MANUFACTURA’s matchmaking program which conducted over 343 business meetings.
“This program has proven to be an active tool for rapprochement between buyers and suppliers in the industry and as each year EXPO MANUFACTURATM provides us with the ideal environment for these meetings” said Guillermo Dillon, CEO of CAINTRA.
Latin America’s manufacturing market continues to see dynamic growth. The 22nd edition will be held Feb. 6-8, 2018, and currently 75 percent of the exhibit space already is sold out.