At the Elmia Subcontractor trade fair, which closed today, the mood has been positive all week. The manufacturing industry is seeing a brighter future, which was also reflected in the economic reports presented during the fair.
Based in Jönköping, Sweden, Elmia Subcontractor 2013 has strengthened its position as northern Europe's most important fair for the manufacturing industry. The 30th edition was the biggest ever, with a surface area of 18,307 square metres. 15 311 visitors met with 1,178 exhibitors from 29 countries. During the fair's four days decision makers from throughout the industry networked and made contacts, initiating thousands of business deals.
"Elmia Subcontractor's job is to create the conditions for business deals," explained the fair's project manager Karla Eklund. "That doesn't just happen between exhibitors and visitors but also even more between exhibitors and exhibitors. The core of this work is an innovative exhibition but also the programme of events arranged during the fair. I'm very pleased at the good results achieved by the exhibitors and visitors this year and at the fantastic response we've received as organisers. It creates a lot of commitment within our organisation to further develop the fair in the years to come."