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Press releases 2017

IMAG becomes international partner of mining trade fair MICA

IMAG GmbH is expanding its involvement in the mining sector. With immediate effect, the subsidiary of Messe München has become an international partner of the MICA mining trade fair in the Algerian capital of Algiers. To make this official, IMAG and Symbiose Communication Environnement have recently signed a partnership agreement. The next edition of the trade fair will be held in September 2018.

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IranConMin 2017 – the positive trend continues

There was once again considerable interest in IranConMin in 2017: some 20,500 visitors attended this year's trade fair for mining, construction machinery and construction systems, which took place from November 4 to 7 in Tehran. Nearly 300 exhibitors from 15 countries showcased their product portfolios on a surface area of 16,000 square meters. As a result, the 13th edition of the region's biggest mining and construction fair was able to maintain the previous year's upward momentum.

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ConMin West Africa to return in 2018

After the success of ConMin West Africa 2017, the international trade fair for construction machinery, mining and building material machines is returning: the second ConMin West Africa will take place in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja between 15 and 17 May 2018. The German service provider for international exhibitions IMAG, together with its Nigerian partner Afrocet Montgomery is offering companies the opportunity to showcase their product portfolio in Nigeria's rapidly developing market.

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Tehran Auto Show: Gateway to the Middle East

Cars are to become an important economic factor in Iran once again. The objectives of the coming years sound ambitious: by 2025/26 (the Iranian year covers the 12 months from March to March), it is expected that approximately 3 million internationally competitive vehicles will be built in Iran, a third of them for export. Initial talks with European and Asian manufacturers for a range of cooperation models have been underway since the market opened up to foreign manufacturers in November 2013. Since sanctions were relaxed in January 2016, developments have been gathering pace. At the Tehran Auto Show, to be held from November 27 till December 1, 2017, vehicle manufacturers from all over the world will be presenting their products for Iran and the entire Middle East.
This will be the second Tehran Auto Show, following the inaugural international industry event in February 2017. It covers around 50,000 m² of exhibition space at the "Shahr-e-Aftab" exhibition centre, which opened for business in 2016. Around 100,000 visitors are expected. The Tehran Auto Show is the only international trade show for vehicle manufacturers in Iran.

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Global players made use of the first ConMin West Africa

ConMin West Africa (the international trade fair for construction machinery and mining in West Africa) and the accompanying "National Mining Summit" took place for the first time in Nigeria's capital Abuja from June 13th to 15th. The German foreign trade fair organizer IMAG, together with its Nigerian partner Afrocet Montgomery, had invited experts to the Abuja International Conference Centre. At the conference, about 250 participants from politics and industry discussed the promising future of mining in Nigeria and West Africa in various sessions. International exhibitors presented their innovations at the trade fair.

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After the CIMT is before …

It is estimated that the 110 largest display items of the German exhibitors at this year's China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) in Beijing weighed 1,060 tons. The "Made in Germany" machines consumed about 9,200 kW of electricity during the five exhibition days from April 17th to 22nd. The largest machine tool trade fair in China was once again bursting at the seams this year; nevertheless, the exhibitors and trade fair organizers once again mastered the challenges that were involved. A total of 226 exhibitors from Germany participated.

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Automotive suppliers shape mobility concepts of the future

For eight days, the international automobile world presented its innovations at the world's largest automobile fair, the Auto Shanghai. In addition to all the well-known manufacturers, many innovative suppliers of the industry were also represented. Three of the 13 clover-shaped exhibition halls used were reserved exclusively for them. Rightly so, because who else is shaping the mobility of the future, such as driving with alternative drive technologies or autonomous movement?

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analytica Vietnam on a Growth Course

The fifth edition of analytica Vietnam, which was held from March 29 to 31, 2017, in the International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E) in Hanoi, produced an excellent overall result. 121 exhibitors from 17 countries, more nations than ever before, presented their products and solutions for the laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics industries. There is considerable interest in the topics of analytica Vietnam: A total of 3,514 visitors obtained information during the fair about the developments in the industry.

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More exhibitors and a strong supporting program

analytica Vietnam is being held for the fifth time this year, and interest among companies is stronger than ever. Compared to the last time the fair was held (2015), approximately 15 percent more exhibitors are expected. Exhibition space is up by the same amount. Besides the product highlights of several domestic and international exhibitors, visitors can look forward to a supporting program that ranges from the analytica Vietnam conference to tutorials and buyer-seller meetings. analytica Vietnam is the country's most important industry platform for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics, and it takes place at the International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E.) in Hanoi from March 29–31, 2017.

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ConMin West Africa: Germany and Nigeria are advancing economic development

The international trade fair for construction machinery and mining, ConMin West Africa, in Abuja, Nigeria and the parallel conference "National Mining Summit" will be postponed from April 2017 to June 13-15, 2017. Dr. Reinhold Festge, member of the board and former president of the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA) [the German Engineering Federation] as well as Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President and CEO of the Nigerian Dangote Group, are expected to attend the fair. For a long time, Dangote has been committed to a sustainable economic development of African countries.

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