The exhibition organized as a duo with ACREX India, India’s biggest exhibition for refrigeration, air conditioning and building services (organizer: ISHRAE), maintained its position for the second time following its premiere in New Delhi in 2011. 3,717 highly qualified trade visitors (2011: 2,975) ensured good order books and promising cooperation opportunities for the 69 exhibitors (2011: 47) from nine countries.
The three-day exhibition was particularly characterized by sustainability, energy efficiency and “Green Building”, topics that are right at the top of the priority list for Indian building experts. The internationally renowned research institute ift Rosenheim together with the Indian experts from IFF (International Fenestration Forum) presented an extensive conference programme under the motto of “Envelopes for Green Building”. This enabled the visitors to obtain valuable technical knowledge as well as information from the exhibitors from Germany, India, China, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain and Turkey.
Satisfied visitors and exhibitors again
The exhibitor survey strongly reflected the positive mood. 93 per cent of the exhibiting companies were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall organization and the course of the exhibition. 71 per cent also rated the quality of the visitors as good or very good. 79 per cent of the exhibitors even established new business connections.
“The window market in India has great potential,” says Frank Venjakob, Director International Projects at NürnbergMesse. “This is clearly shown by fensterbau/frontale india together with ACREX. The figures are higher for both visitors and exhibitors. The feedback from the exhibiting companies was thoroughly positive and encourages us to continue to develop the market.”
Andreas Hartleif, Chief Executive Officer of the VEKA Group, praises the exhibition: “Compared with other Indian exhibitions for the building envelope, fensterbau/frontale india is the most profitable. We think it will develop into a permanent gathering of India’s window industry. fensterbau/frontale india offers the best networking platform for all the industries involved. This guarantees a valuable exchange of ideas between the participants. VEKA has certainly already decided to be there again next year.”
P. Ramakrishnan, Deputy Managing Director of Sobha Developers Ltd., is already looking forward to fensterbau/frontale india 2013: “The exhibition is one of the best for the building industry in India. We had high-quality talks with architects, consultants and developers and the conference topics were also very informative.”
Conference on future issues
The conference on “Envelopes for Green Building”, which is supported in concept terms by ift Rosenheim and IFF, presented established technologies from Germany and Europe, which are urgently needed in India to limit the growing demand for cooling energy in the Indian building sector. The first day focused mainly on topics like solar protection, heat and sound insulation, photovoltaics and security. The second day then provided the answers to practical questions on installation, sealing and window designs.
“The professional window and facade manufacturers were tremendously interested in German know-how. There were many Indian manufacturers with a quality orientation, because they want to serve the premium segment in India. They were therefore looking specifically for information about technologies and quality products from Germany. In this sense, the conference is a key element of the exhibition concept, which meets the Indian experts’ desire for competent and neutral information,” says Jürgen Benitz-Wildenburg of ift Rosenheim. The conference presentation is available online at: www.ift-rosenheim.com/en_ift_messen~1.php?id=331
New venue in 2013: Mumbai
The NürnbergMesse Group and the supporting organizations – the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, ift Rosenheim and the International Fenestration Forum – plan to keep the exhibition duo of fensterbau/frontale india and ACREX India. In 2013, the successful events will take place in parallel in Mumbai, where many experts and decision-makers from the industry will be welcomed in the Bombay Exhibition Centre from 7–9 March.
Read FINAL REPORT here: fensterbau_frontale India12 Final_Report.PDF