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Deubaukom focused strongly on Architects and Engineers

ESSEN/GERMANY, January 21, 2014 - "Deubaukom has proven that it is the ideal platform in order to network sectoral associations, architecture and the housing industry with each other. The competence centres and the stronger focusing on these target groups were crucial for this purpose," Oliver P. Kuhrt, Chairman and CEO of Messe Essen, and Egon Galinnis, Managing Director of Messe Essen, are in agreement.

Architecture┬┤s day at the international architecture congress in Essen 2014

On Architecture’s Day Messe Essen counted 1,000 participants at the international architecture congress. | photo: Messe Essen

"The new Deubaukaom has addressed architects and engineers to a greater extent because they come across the information relevant to them quickly and efficiently here. These visitor groups are at the top of the rankings with around 25 percent. They stand for the future of Deubaukom."
For the first time, this important event in the construction industry at the start of the year took place at Messe Essen over the four-day period customary for fairs in the sector instead of on five days as until now. In total, 34,950 visitors obtained information from 601 exhibitors. A total of eight competence centres on the subjects of Architecture, Housing Industry, Industrial Construction, IT, Wood, Roof, Energy and Passive House brought the market partners together and presented the newest trends and innovations. 87 percent of the visitors rated the revised range on offer as positive. Top marks went to the Dutch materials exhibition entitled "Material Xperience on tour". More than half of the people surveyed gave "very good" or "good" marks.

Infratech will be back in 2016

InfraTech from the Netherlands was dedicated to the subjects of infrastructure and civil engineering. 165 exhibitors introduced their products and services here. Johan Teunisse, Senior Account Manager, InfraTech: "The fair venue in Essen in the middle of the most important German economic region is ideal for us as an organiser: Here, our exhibitors have met all the important decision takers and have established new contacts. The synergetic effects amongst the visitors were outstanding. We will definitely be involved once again in 2016 and have also already concluded contracts with exhibitors - not only with companies which absolutely want to come again but also with new exhibitors which have convinced themselves of the success of the fair as visitors this year."

Good Mood in the Construction Industry

The fact that the building trade in North Rhine-Westphalia is going into the new construction year with confidence was reflected at Deubaukom as well. In the sector, it is being assumed that the turnover will rise by approx. three percent - supported, above all, by housebuilding. According to Baugewerbliche Verbände NRW ("Building Trade Associations in North Rhine-Westphalia"), both fairs (Deubaukom and InfraTech) will probably provide powerful stimuli for this. The visitors to the fair confirmed the good economic conditions. More than half of them rated the current situation in the construction industry as good or very good.