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INTERFORST 2014 closes with Success


INTERFORST 2014 came to a close with outstanding results. 450 exhibitors - 288 national and 162 international companies - from 27 countries presented the latest products and innovations of the forestry industry on a gross space exceeding 70,000 square meters from 16 to 20 July. With some 40,000 square meters the net space increased by 15 percent compared the previous event.

The number of international exhibitors grew by 25 percent. Besides Germany, the top exhibiting countries were Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland. But also companies from countries such as China, Canada, Turkey and the USA were present at INTERFORST.

Once again, some 50,000 visitors from 72 countries came to the Munich exhibition grounds on the five trade show days. The event received top ratings by them. 18 per cent came from abroad; thus the events international mix increased once again. The majority of the visitors came from Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic.

Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, the responsible Managing Director of Messe München, is very satisfied: "The growth rates, the high satisfaction among the exhibitors and the visitors and the ongoing internationalization prove that INTERFORST has impressively confirmed its leading position in the industry."

Ralf Dreeke, Chairman of the Exhibitor Advisory Board and Managing Director of Wahlers Forsttechnik GmbH, emphasizes: "We are very satisfied and positively surprised at the keen interest shown be the visitors. We have concluded business transactions which had not been prepared; we did not expect this. The good mood among the exhibitors and their high satisfaction with the number of visitors can be felt."

INTERFORST 2014 was inaugurated by Helmut Brunner, Bavarian State Minister of Food, Agriculture and Forestry. The opening ceremony was followed by a discussion panel on the topic of "Raising the awareness of forest owners for sustainable forest management and timber use" which marked the successful start of INTERFORST 2014.

Subsequently, Georg Windisch, Head of Section at the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, awarded the medals to the winners of the novelty contest organized by the KWF and Messe München for the fifth time within the scope of INTERFORST.

Related Exhibition:
Interforst 2014
Trade Fair for Forestry and Forest Technology
7/16/2014 - 7/20/2014
Venue: Messe München, Munich, Germany

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