Press-release High-Tex from Germany within Techtextil Russia 2012: exhibitor statements
Exhibitor statements about High-Tex from Germany 2012
AUNDE Group – Christian Prause, Head of Administration and Finance
"As manufacturers of technical textiles for the automobile industry, we see a great potential for growth in Russia. Therefore, we made a conscious decision to exhibit at High-Tex from Germany in Moscow. We want to familiarise ourselves with the Russian market and have made good progress towards this goal. Over 90 percent of the visitors we spoke to came from Russia."
Federation of German Industries (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V. – BDI) – Holger Lösch, Member of the Executive Board
"Germany profits from its relationship with Russia and, last year, exported goods worth € 35 billion. The trade, on which some 300,000 German jobs depend, reached a new record of around € 74 billion last year. In other words, the economic climate is good for small to medium-sized German companies, and High-Tex from Germany is the right setting for them."
ContiTech AG – Axel Thor, Sales Manager, ContiTech Elastomer Coatings
"High-Tex from Germany was a success for ContiTech. We received numerous inquiries from potential suppliers and held important discussions with existing suppliers, from which we were able to gain new and helpful insights into the Russian market. This market is an interesting growth area. Now, we have to bring together our innovative products with quality-oriented manufacturers in Russia."
Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel of Lower Rhine University (Hochschule Niederrhein) – Prof Maike Rabe, Institute Director
"Lower Rhine University is Europe's biggest institute of higher education for textile and apparel engineers. The international orientation of our faculty demands that we make attractive presentations at major trade fairs. During High-Tex from Germany, we were able to consolidate our existing connections to universities in Russia. We greatly appreciated the connection between the fair and a scientific symposium because this gave us the opportunity not only to present current research topics but also to explain them. The echo was good."
Güth and Wolf GmbH – Matthias Scheibner, Sales Manager
"We prepared thoroughly for the fair. Apart from taking part in the seminar for exhibitors, we also translated all information material into Russian and staffed our stand at High-Tex from Germany with employees familiar with the country. From my point of view, this is the key to a successful trade-fair participation in Russia. High-Tex from Germany gave us the opportunity to make contacts and to present our multifarious technical tapes and webbings for customers from the safety and construction sectors. In many cases, the questions put by visitors were very precise and good."
Langendorf Textil GmbH and Co. KG – Michal Raso, Key Account Manager
"As international technical-textile manufacturers, the Russian market is very interesting for us. We therefore made use of High-Tex from Germany to find out more about the Russian market – and we were successful in many respects. However, it takes time and hard work to make contact with potential customers and partners in Russia. We were very pleased with the concept of High-Tex from Germany. Visitors could find us easily and the organisational side was excellent."
MEP-OLBO GmbH – Christine Heil, Woven Fabric Sales
"Overall, we are satisfied with our participation in the fair and were able to hold some good discussions, especially on the second day. Our products are used in the rubber industry and mining. Russia is an interesting but challenging market for this."
Propex Fabrics GmbH - Ron Sutton, Director International Sales, Propex Operating Company, LLC
"High-Tex from Germany was the right instrument to get updated on the Russian market for Geotextiles. As a single company exhibiting at a fair abroad, you have to organise more which is very time-consuming. But thanks to the German pavilion and the united stand concept, we were able to focus almost completely on the fair. Therefore, our participation at High-Tex from Germany turned out to be quite successful. We had a lot of good contacts and about five very promising talks. Our Geotextiles seem to be of much interest for the infrastructure in Russia."
Russia-Europe Textile Alliance (RETA) - Igor Salomakhin, Office Director
"The matchmaking programme to promote contacts between exhibitors and potential Russian customers during High-Tex from Germany resulted in an increase in the number of visitors from Russia taking part in meetings. It proved to be an important aspect of the joint presentation made by the German textile industry in Moscow. Thanks to our RETA office, the German and Russian participants were well prepared so that discussions could get off to a quick and detailed start during High-Tex from Germany. The large number of visitors, especially on the second day, showed that technical textiles from Germany enjoy a very good reputation in Russia."
Sandler AG – Axel Seitz, Manager Business Development
"The large number of visitors to our stand showed that our broad range of nonwovens is of great interest to the CIS market. We were also very pleased with the design of the pavilion, which was elegant and airy enough to give it a fresh, open look yet not distract from the exhibitors and the exhibits. Now, we must wait and see whether the numerous contacts made and inquiries will bear fruit."
High-Tex from Germany
The 'High-Tex from Germany' initiative is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (Messeausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. – AUMA), and supported by the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry. Responsibility for organising the event was given to Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. 'High-Tex from Germany' has already been held successfully in conjunction with Techtextil India (2007, Mumbai), Cinte Techtextil China (2002, Shanghai) and Techtextil North America (2000, Atlanta). Further information: www.high-tex-from-germany.de or www.twitter.com/hightexgermany.
Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which is held every two years in Frankfurt am Main, is the world's foremost marketing and sourcing platform for users and manufacturers in this field. At Techtextil, the industry presents not only the complete spectrum of technical textiles and technologies but also the multifarious areas of application. Also biennial, Techtextil Russia spotlights the latest developments in the fields of materials, production and applications for technical textiles, nonwovens and protective clothing. Further information can be found on the internet at www.techtextil.com and www.techtextil.messefrankfurt.ru.
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie – BMWi)
The foreign fairs programme of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology gives small to medium-sized companies the chance to present their products and services at important trade fairs in selected countries. Within the framework of this programme, the Ministry is planning participations in around 260 fairs and exhibitions in 39 countries in 2012 – and € 42 million have been budgeted for this. The foreign fairs programme is organised by the 'Fair Policy and Expo Participations' department of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in cooperation with several different fair and exhibition companies. Further information can be found on the internet at www.bmwi.de.
Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (Messeausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. – AUMA)
As the central organisation of the German trade fair industry, AUMA is the combination of all those forces which are partners shaping the trade fair market, in other words, exhibitors, visitors, trade fair organisers and service companies. The main task of AUMA is to reinforce German trade fairs at home and abroad. To this end, the association promotes the quality of German trade fairs by creating greater market transparency, by promoting cooperation between the market partners, by encouraging the exchange of information and experience between its members and by organising joint projects with its members. AUMA supports, in particular, the market activities of small and medium-sized German companies via participations at trade fairs in Germany and abroad. Further information can be found on the internet at www.auma.de.
Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry (Gesamtverband textil+mode)
With around 1,200 companies and 400,000 employees, the German textile and fashion industry is the country's second biggest consumer-goods industry. It has a turnover of approximately € 27 billion (60 % textiles, 40 % fashions), which makes it the biggest textile and fashion industry in Europe. The Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry is the umbrella association of the German textile and fashion industry. It represents the interests of the industry with respect to various aspects of economic, wage, social and educational policy. It has offices in Berlin and Brussels, and cooperation offices in Moscow and Shanghai. The Confederation and its member associations also belong to the Textile Research Board. With 16 textile-research institutes throughout Germany, the Textile Research Board conducts joint industrial-research projects and supports the transfer of knowledge and technology on a practical level. Further information can be found on the internet at www.textil-mode.de.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany's leading trade fair organiser with € 457* million in sales and 1,769* employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events 'made by Messe Frankfurt' take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organised 101 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Messe Frankfurt's exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Centre. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
*Provisional figures (2011)