Messe Frankfurt has announced that the 2016 edition of Paperworld saw a total of 1 608 exhibitors from 59 countries, compared to 1 636 exhibitors in 2015. Of the exhibitors, 261 came from Germany and 1 347 from abroad.
This year, the trade fair welcomed 36 733 visitors, down from 39 278 in 2015. The number of international trade visitors from 139 countries remained stable at the same high level as in 2015.
The biggest nations in terms of visitor numbers were Italy, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Spain, the USA and Greece. Particularly numerous were new visitors from Turkey, the Ukraine, Columbia, Argentina and Iran.
For the three parallel shows of Paperworld, Creativeworld and Christmasworld there were around 83 000 German and international trade visitors, approximately the same as in 2015 – 83 867.
According to a poll conducted by Messe Frankfurt, the exhibitors of all three trade fairs were very pleased not only with the extremely good level of orders but also with the high degree of trade-buyer internationality and the excellent contacts made. All three parameters rose in comparison to last year.
“In addition to increasing the number of exhibitors, we also succeeded in attracting more new international buyers to Frankfurt and were thus able to further improve our exhibitors’ sales chances. Spurred by the positive economic indicators, the many visitors were more than willing to place orders,” says Detlef Braun, member of the board of management of Messe Frankfurt.