By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 26 March 2014:
Organizers of the Libya Build 2014 exhibition, ATEX, report that they have sold a record 10,000 square metres of outdoor exhibition space, selling out their availability two months prior to the event. “We are trying to accommodate further companies on our waiting list for over 500 square metres”, they report.
Moreover, they report that 75% of the indoor space of 21,600 square meters is sold out, with an expectation that the remaining available space will be sold out by the end of March.
Libya Build 2014 will be the tenth edition of the show and will be held 19-22 May at the Sports City, Tripoli. It is the leading exhibition in Libya for building and construction attracting leading international heavy equipment and machinery brands such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, Hyundai and JCB.
The organizers report that Turkey is expected to have the largest group participation in this year’s event, with exhibition space reserved for Turkish companies already sold out. The organizers say that they must provide more space due to the “huge demand from the Turkish market”.
Another country with very large participation is China, doubling the amount of exhibition space booked compared to 2013., ATEX report.
The foreign trade promotion organization of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, confirmed their group participation with 9 Austrian companies this year.
Egypt, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Tunis, Malta and India are are also expected to have large participation and will confirm their final numbers by the end of March.
There will also be individual international companies from Germany, France, Greece, Hungary, and Saudi Arabia, which have secured their places at Libya Build and ATEX report that they are still receiving inquires on a daily basis from all over Europe.
The organizers also report that major brands representatives in Libya as well as contractors, construction companies will be participating in Libya Build 2014 along with governmental organizations such as ODAC and other Libyan consultancy offices.
The organizers have also introduced a new way of registration this year to avoid queues at the entry gates. This year visitors can send their full names via SMS to 20120 to obtain a code which will allow them to print their badge online in advance, thereby avoiding opening day queues. ATEX report that the event attracted 25,000 visitors last year.