7. MEDWOOD Fair Athens
MEDWOOD Fair, the 7th of which organized this year in Athens, the capital of Greece, provided exciting experiences for four days for those in the wood, material and machinery industries. The fair held on 26-29 April at the Metropolitan Expo was visited by Board Chairman Mustafa Erol and Secretary General Arif Onur Kaçak on behalf of AİMSAD.
This year's MEDWOOD received a lot of attention from both locals and foreigners coming from European, Cyprus and Middle Eastern countries. The ever-increasing demand for new products resulted in this year's fair being attended by not only the furniture, wood and machinery sectors, but also the sectors of architecture, decoration and hotel business. The largest number of visitors to the fair was from furniture producers with 35 percent according to the sectors. 32 percent of the visitors were carpenters, 18 percent were architects-designers-hotel operators, and 6 percent were wood and wood merchants. Therefore the companies that had a stand at the fair had the opportunity to present their new products and services to participants from a larger number of sectors this year.
MEDWOOD, a meeting point for domestic and foreign professionals, reached a record number of visitors this year with a growth rate of 10 percent. The fair was a colorful one with the participation of leading international companies as well as the participation of the largest Greek manufacturing and trading companies. At the fair, successful B2B meetings were held with major companies from the Middle East in order to establish business partnerships with Greek companies. Meetings were held in a specially designed area within the Metropolitan Expo.
Also at the fair, a conference called the "Architectural Demonstration" was successfully organized, bringing together the world of architecture and design once more. The conference held in the conference hall of the Metropolitan Expo with architects and designers from Greece and other countries provided environment for a comprehensive debate on architecture, tourism and developmental expectations.