Managing Director Ganczer singles out the most significant event in the second half of the year as an example Automotive Hun gary posted more exhibitors than at its previ ous edition he takes stock For the first time BMW had a solo presence In addition lead ing companies of the Russian automotive sector exhibited at the fair in late October In dustry Days Mach Tech posted higher visitor figures already this spring And on the sup plier side more exhibitors took part than ever before World famous brands multinational companies and small and medium sized en terprises presented their technical novelties reports Gábor Ganczer In total 385 exhibit ing companies from 19 countries offered in sight into their activities This positive eco nomic mood also benefits Hungexpo in other sectors After the summer break the fair com pany hosted the national agriculture and food show Omek The 77th issue of the tra ditional show attracted over 87 000 visitors In the guest events segment Hungexpo recently welcomed a particularly prestigious event In its 150th anniversary year the Inter national Telecommunication Union staged its ITU World Telecom 2015 in Budapest in mid October On a space of over 35 000 square metres in total it featured 238 exhibitors from 54 countries including global players like China Telecom Ericsson Fujitsu Huawei Intel and Sonatel Orange Last year we gained the contract for this global telecom munications event together with the Ministry for National Development says a thrilled Gábor Ganczer We managed to beat the tough competition While this was a fantas tic achievement for the fair company under his direction it also meant having to intro duce some novelties For the first time special walls were used to reduce noise enabling mobile sound proof lectures and discussions amid the hullabaloo of busy exhibition halls For 2016 Hungexpo expects its exhibitor and visitor figures to show a moderate in crease thanks to 17 own events and many guest events According to expert forecasts Hungary s economy is set to post a slightly slower growth However its GDP still ought to see a gain of around two per cent We are cautiously opti mistic says Gábor Ganczer about his expectations The Eu ropean finals of the world s number one cooking competi tion Bocuse d Or at SIRHA Bu dapest food service fair will cer tainly be a highlight on the agenda The fair s connection with its parent company GL Events plays an important role as the latter is headquartered in Lyon This is where the origi nal worldwide food service and hospitality trends trade show SIRHA takes place And it is the home of perhaps the world s most famous chef Paul Bocuse who lent his name to the Bocuse d Or competition However this constellation also means a big commitment for Hungexpo It must convince expert gourmets that Budapest is one of Europe s culinary capitals next year www hungexpo hu PB 64 TradeFairs Internation al 6 2015 HUNGARY Continuing the current trend The managers of Hungexpo in Budapest are in good spirits Af ter posting significant gains this year 2016 also gives them rea son to be optimistic INTERNATIONAL T he Hungarian economy is doing very well All key indicators say so In the first eight months of this year alone in dustrial production was 6 6 per cent higher than in the same period last year says Gábor Ganczer In August industrial ex ports grew by nine per cent reports the CEO of Hungary s leading fair company Hungexpo In automotive production ex ports even saw an increase of 17 per cent The latter figure is particularly interesting be cause vehicle production accounts for around two thirds of Hungary s industrial ex ports As expected these encouraging eco nomic figures have a noticeable impact on Hungexpo s trade fair and exhibition busi ness The trend is pointing upwards both for B2B and B2C events observes Gábor Ganczer Mitte Oktober wurde die ITU World Telecom in Budapest durchgeführt ITU World Telecom was staged in Budapest in mid October Ph ot o H un ge xp o

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