Nearly 50 000 visitors
CONSTRUMA bunch was concluded with a weekend of exceptionally high turnout, subsequent to the professional days with rather high attendance, with nearly 50.000 people surveying the assortment of exhibitions and thus surpassing the number of visitors in recent years. 550 exhibitors from 14 countries apart from Hungary (Algeria, Austria, Czech Republic, Belarus, Greece, India, China, Poland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, the Ukraine) presented their products and services on over 18 thousand square feet of space. The assortment of five exhibitions – CONSTRUMA, CONSTRUMA Graden, HOMEDesign, HUNGAROTHERM and RENEO – was augmented this year by the 22nd Flat Fair. The Construma assortment of exhibitions was capable of reinforcing its market position compared to similar events of the region, whilst becoming the leading professional exhibition of the narrowly defined region through its reconceptualization. Practically all exhibitors reported a higher level of interest and a growing number of deals compared to last year’s exhibition.
According to construction and investment experts, the growing number of exhibitors and visitors clearly shows that after seven lean years, positive changes are taking place in the Hungarian construction industry. Starting from a low base, after the domestic market recession of the previous 7 years, in 2014 the sector has increased its performance by 14.2% compared to the previous year. Although the majority of this was achieved through road, rail and utility construction, as well as high value hospital, educational institution and sporting facility projects, the industry hopes that positive changes will be noticeable in the field of housing construction as well.
In his speech at the exhibition’s opening, Béla Glattfelder, economic regulation under-secretary of the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy (NGM) stressed that through the announcement of new EU tenders they wish to facilitate the renewed expansion of the construction industry’s commissions. A new feature of the tenders is that entrants may apply for EU funds for the refurbishment of private homes. Furthermore, he added that in the upcoming years, they are planning for the renovation of 700 thousand flats, thus creating approximately 40 thousand new jobs in the construction industry. Therefore, apart from the construction of new homes and the construction and renovation of public buildings, the subsidized renovation of private flats will also contribute to the expansion of the sector. The under-secretary confirmed that the government aims to facilitate the further expansion of the construction industry and the creation of new jobs.
Successful Innovations at Construma
One of the main results of this year’s CONSTRUMA exhibition was that CONSTRUMA Garden enlisted practically the entire domestic gardening profession, thus turning the exhibition into the greatest spring gardening and landscaping event in the region. As a traditional part of CONSTRUMA, the exhibitors of HOMEDesign filled two whole pavilions this year. The increasingly prestigious exhibition featured the innovation of the domestic design scene, Download Design – a joint project of the Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) and the Furniture Association: a compilation of ground-breaking, freely usable, downloadable designs from the young designers of MOME.
One of CONSTRUMA’s main partners, the Chamber of Hungarian Architects, held its compulsory training at the same time as the exhibition, with almost three hundred participants.
Leading Trends in Building Engineering was packed with visitors, just as the professional conference entitled Innovations in Architecture.
The SMART CITY Mayoral Academy was a huge success, which allowed mayors to familiarize themselves with the details of the National Energy Strategy for the Building Sector (NéeS), including opportunities for tenders and development which allow for the more economic energy consumption of their settlements.
The next HUNGAROTHERM will be held in 2017. The next RENEO (exhibition for renewable energy) will be held as a part of CONSTRUMA bunch between 6 and 10 April in 2016.
HUNGAROTHERM / RENEO 2015 in photos:
Some opinion from exhibitors about HUNGAROTHERM 2013:
‘We are writing this letter to thank you for the work and efforts you put into the organisation of this year’s Construma/Hungarotherm exhibition. We were particularly happy to see that Hungexpo managed to maintain the level of interest in the event in spite of the current economic difficulties. After much deliberation - owing to the difficult situation - we decided to build up our own stand this year again, thanks to the favourable opportunities for showing ourselves and to the positive experience from earlier years. Though the sale and purchase of air conditioning equipment typically peaks off in the second half of the year, we have already managed to sell more than 10 - Hungarotherm prize winner - systems to our customers visiting the exhibition. In this way our participation in the exhibition has already brought about positive results, even in such a short span of time. In view of the positive experience we have already added the Hungarotherm event in our year 2015 marketing plan which we hope you will manage to stage again so we can meet again there and then!”
Dr. Miklós Chappon
Executive Director, Kamleithner Kft.
‘As always, we were very satisfied with the Hungarotherm exhibition this time again. The most important aspect for us is the number of visitors. On each day of the event we met some 200-300 interested partners or potential partners at our stand, most of whom were mechanics or contractors. This is crucial, since they play a major role in end-users’ decision making. The accompanying professional programmes raised the standards of the event even higher. If we can afford to, we will definitely come back and participate in your exhibitions.”
Hőtechnikai és Gépipari Kft.
‘HERZ Armatúra Hungária Kft. found the Hungarotherm exhibition - in combination with the Reneo exhibition of renewable energy sources - to be quite a challenge. Since our company is massively present in both segments, we combined the two exhibitions in a larger stand.
After recent exhibitions that attracted smaller numbers of visitors we had some concern about the level of interest but those concerns were swept away by the very first day of the event, when our stand was visited by unexpected numbers of trade visitors.
This trend continued nearly until the very end of the exhibition, though on the last two days we saw an increased number of consumer visitors, keeping our staff constantly busy.
On the whole, we had the honour of participating in an event with large numbers of visitors from our target audience.’
HERZ Armatúra Hungária Kft.
HUNGAROTHERM 2013 IN PICTURES:
You can see the video about the CONSTRUMA exhibition group 2014 clicking on the picture below:
Some exhibitor's and visitor's opninion about CONSTRUMA exhibition group 2014 - video made by VGF building enginnering trade magazine