Asia 2005 Achieves Stellar Sales Performance with Quality Exhibitors,
Buyers and Visitors in First Two Days
GlassTech Asia 2005, which ran from on November 30 to December
2 at Challenger Hall 3 of IMPACT, generated orders totaling US$6
million (250 million baht) from both Thai and international buyers
on the first show day.
Some 80-percent of the latest high-tech machinery from the 352
exhibitors at the event were sold off the floor with additional
orders being taken, indicating that the event, which moved from
Singapore to Thailand for the first time this year, will far exceed
the targeted sales of US$15 million (600 million baht).
GlassTech Asia 2005, the largest glass exhibition in ASEAN and
South Asia and the second largest in the Asia-Pacific region, has
managed an impressive record of an estimated 3,200 visitors and
counting from some 48 countries in only two days. Exhibitors are
impressed with the quality of visitors comprising of a diverse portfolio
of glass industry leaders and high-profiled engineering experts.
A healthy count of more than 1,500 visitors thronged through the
exhibition hall on the first day and more than 1,700 visitors on
According to the organizers Conference & Exhibition Management
Services (CEMS), a great deal of attention was placed in providing
exhibitors with a focused and relevant visitor mix of prospective
buyers and opinion leaders. The show has attracted 45-percent overseas
visitors with Malaysia being the largest group of foreign visitors,
followed by India, The Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam,
China, Australia and Sri Lanka in descending order. A healthy number
of show attendees were from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany,
Venezuela, Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, Kuwait and
Iran), Canada and Hong Kong.
The organizers are pleased with the multi-national pool of quality
visitors, which stands as a testament of the importance of this
exhibition on an international level. Its successful marketing and
promotional efforts have created massive market awareness to these
very niche industry professionals.
Invited from mainly the Asia-Pacific countries to specifically
seek business opportunities at the fair, the "Hosted Buyers
Programme" attracted more than 40 buyers from the flat glass
and hollow glass sectors. They were hosted over the show days in
Thailand where they expanded and at the same time renewed business
ties with the exhibitors.
Thirty-percent larger in exhibitors and venue size as compared
to the last show in Singapore, GlassTech Asia 2005 occupied a gross
area of 10,000 square metres and answers the call for the increasing
world demand in total glass processing solutions.
For more information about next year's show, contact Key Communications,
the show's North American Sales Agency, at 540/720-5584 or visit
our website at www.glass.com.