The 15th edition of the parts2clean show for industrial parts and surface cleaning was the biggest in its history, and also ranked among the best in terms of attendance. Held in Stuttgart, Germany, from 24 to 26 October, parts2clean 2017 featured 253 exhibitors from 16 nations. Its displays filled more than 7,300 square meters (78,500 sq. ft.) of space, making it the biggest parts2clean ever in terms of booked space. The end-of-show tally shows that parts2clean 2017 was also a major success in terms of attendance:
Over its three-day run, parts2clean attracted some 4,900 trade visitors, i.e. nearly 20% more than for the comparable show in 2015.
"These outstanding figures reflect the key importance of parts2clean for the industrial parts and surface cleaning industry," commented Olaf Daebler, Global Director for parts2clean at Deutsche Messe. "Something of at least equal importance was the dynamic, upbeat mood that prevailed throughout the show," he added.
The visitors came from a total of 41 countries and the share of attendees from abroad was 24% – an increase of 4 percentage points. After Germany, the top countries of visitor origin were Switzerland (16%) and Austria (12%), followed by France, Sweden and the Netherlands with 6% each. This broad international mix was reflected in the diversity of the contacts fielded by exhibitors. About a third of the visitors from abroad opted to spend two to three days at the show.