UPCAST® at GIFA 2015
Successful participation in GIFA 2015, Frankfurt, Germany
The combined metal exhibition – GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, NEWCAST 2015 - took place in mid June this year. This exhibition is organized every 4th year and UPCAST Oy has been a regular exhibitor at GIFA since the very first one. Five days of the exhibition have been highly interactive. Our personnel met existing and potentially new customers discussing and presenting UPCAST continuous casting technology. UPCAST stand has drawn a lot of attention due to our leading technology.
The exhibition in general got high grades from the exhibitors as well as from the visitors. The amount of international exhibitors grew from the last time being now 51% of the total 2214 exhibitors. Out of all the 78000 visitors, 56% came from outside of Germany, a lot of professional experts e.g. from India, Italy, Turkey, France and China. In fact, economic situation does not seem to have negative impact on the overall interest. Instead, the number of participants have slightly increased.
The visitors have showed clear investment interest and exhibitors have reported to make new deals as well as new global business connections. UPCAST is also satisfied with the results of the exhibition and has already put the GIFA 2019 in the marketing plans.