INTERMAT 2015 is the professionally-backed trade show that builds on its achievements, with a clearly asserted position on EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets, representing 82% of its visitors, and offering unparalleled access to the French construction market which is worth €206.6 billion in annual sales*.
Further to the success of the 2012 edition (96% of visitors satisfied with their visit and 87% of exhibitors satisfied with the quality of contacts they made), INTERMAT 2015 will be introducing a new and improved exhibition sector layout to accompany the event’s new developments and perspectives and therefore deliver an enhanced visiting experience.
INTERMAT has fully overhauled its floor plan for 2015 around its “traditional” exhibition areas at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition center: the outside demonstration areas together with halls 5A, 5B and 6; and is to take over the more recently-built Hall 7, instead of halls 3 and 4. This new 15,000 sqm hall, opened in 2010, offers visitors and exhibitors all the benefits of modern and functional exhibition facilities. It is also a pioneer in the area of exhibition infrastructure as it was built to high environment quality (HEQ) standards and is fitted with the largest green (planted) roof in France.
This initiative taken by the show’s organizers aims to make a long-lasting improvement to the identification and presentation made to visitors of the various business activities on show, by exhibiting a global offer, fully representative of the whole construction industry, from the upstream stages with materials extraction and processing, right through to the end of the project cycle, with the production and application of building fittings and civil engineering structure installations. This new organization will also give visitors a smoother transition between the halls and the exterior demonstration zones. In implementing these changes, INTERMAT 2015 shines a spotlight on the machines, equipment and solutions of its exhibitors and also facilitates the visits of building and construction professionals wishing to target their own specific line of business.
This new show layout is also the opportunity to further promote the new developments of the exhibition, including the extension of the product and service range on offer.
- The concrete industry takes center stage at INTERMAT 2015 which offers the entire range of concrete-related machinery and equipment. INTERMAT 2015 is the rock-solid guarantee of its exhaustive concrete offering through its innovation-driven specialities and its increasing responsiveness to sustainable development issues.
- The exhibition will also highlight the expertise of its exhibitors in demolition, recycling and reuse of materials, particularly topical subjects given the importance of protecting natural resources and complying with lower pollution levels during the installation of work sites. INTERMAT 2015 will be a forum for exchange on these issues.
- Finally, INTERMAT is developing its offering of hand-held non-powered and electric tools for the construction industry. Crucial to building projects, these tools have made considerable progress in terms of productivity, ease of use, and operator health and safety. These innovations drive a growing market in which construction plays a major role.
This new sector layout will consequently enable the accommodation of 1,500 exhibitors expected, extend exhibition capacity and offer visitors a range of sectors that are clearly defined and identifiable
by business activity.
These developments mark the launch of the 10th edition of INTERMAT, which will be full of new features and highlights such as the Innovation Awards and Pre-INTERMAT, to be held on January 22 and 23, 2015
at Maison de la Mutualité, a prestigious historical venue at the heart of Paris.
The next global meeting for construction and building materials professionals will be held in Paris from April 20 to 25, 2015 and, more than a year and a half before the event, many exhibitors have already
booked their space. Save the date!
* Sources: Euroconstruct 2012 statistics