The most important meeting of professionals of building industry in CEE has finished!

Between January 29th and February 1st 2013, Poznan International Fairs were the arena the biggest meeting of the building industry representatives in Central and Eastern Europe.

This year’s exhibition, which occupied almost whole exhibition area, consisted of BUDMA International Building Fair, WinDoor-tech Fair of Machines and Components for Window, Door, Gate and Facade Production, CBS Fair - Sports Facilities, Amenity Areas, Wellness & Spa, as well as GLASS – Glass Industry Fair, which made a synergy of industries directly connected to construction.  

More than 1000 exhibitors, of which 1/3rd were foreign companies from 35 countries all over the world, presented reach offer. This year’s edition was designated to four main groups of visitors: architects, tradesmen, investors and contractors. Entire exhibition occupied area of 60000 sqm. Poznan International Fair cooperation with the most important branch and media partners but most of all with exhibitors gave expected results. Taken actions accompanied by telemarketing on database of thousands professionals we invited to participate in the fair resulted in more than 53 000 visitors during four days of the exposition.

Most important events

Architecture Forum - series of events dedicated to architects, realized in cooperation with the Poland’s Chamber of Architects (IARP). Part of the Forum was Strada Di Architettura 2.0 - Special tour path for architects and designers, serving to show a direct link between artists and industry architecture. The Forum is also continuing debate between architects and developers, to participate which this year invited a very important link in the entire decision-making process - officials.

Guests also had the opportunity to listen and talk to one of the greatest and most unconventional contemporary architects Professore Renato Rizzi. Winner of many prestigious awards in architectural competitions, the author of Tokyo Opera House, La Viltette in Paris, designer of the Shakespeare Theatre in Gdansk gave a lecture on "Thought and shape: form of architecture".

BudShow - in Hall 3a from the first day of the fair visitors could see BudShow exposition - a stand-alone section of the energy efficient, autonomous house. Taking advantage of timber as a construction material but also one which gives great decorative possibilities both indoors and outdoors were crucial exhibition element. The implementation of the latest technologies makes it possible to save a lot of energy, yet keeping an interesting design. Pro-ecological and economical solutions are unquestionable assets of such a building. The design’s author is Tomasz Mielczynski, an architect of Build Green Design. Autonomous building will also be  part of the the Gardenia fair.

An absolute novelty in 2013 was BUDMA’s Test Zone - a "testing ground" of hardware and building materials. The pavilion 12 MTP arranged a special interactive presentation space for construction materials, in which each visitor could try the presented products under the supervision of specialists providing valuable tips.

PCV Window Factory Live - under this motto was hiding a full-scale, advanced equipment manufacturing park PVC windows in real time, using the best components presented during the WinDoor-tech fair. Related sections in the particular process set up a production line, reflecting the situation in the real plant, where there is a need for a dynamic response to events as they happen. Coordinators and technicians watch over the entire process. Thanks to a charity action “Let’s open the window on the world for children”, which runned together with Caritas of Cracow Archdiocese, the windows produced during the fair were given to the Day Support Post and Care Station in Wieliczka (Placówka Wsparcia Dziennego i Stacja Opieki), as well as to the construction of Multiethnic Children Village (Wieloetniczna Wioska Dziecieca).

Everything about sports facilities – CBS - the offers of companies participating in CBS Fair - Sports Facilities, Amenity Areas, Wellness & Spa certainly attracted a lot of interest of city and province, sports and leisure center representatives, hotel, lodging-house, and Spa center owners, leisure and sports area operators, sports clubs, school managers and administrators, developers and housing cooperatives, architects and designing offices, contractors, trade representatives as well as individual clients. CBS Fair was a unique opportunity to meet top producers and suppliers of materials and services dedicated to designing, financing, construction, and exploitation of sports and leisure centers. The theme of the event included aqua parks, swimming pools, saunas, wellness and Spa, stadiums and pitches, sports halls, sports pavement, tennis courts, golf, recreation and playgrounds, sports equipment, as sports facilities equipment. One of the many attractions and also the newest market product was a bike track, which attracted many "two wheels" fans. The track, which, thanks to the modular elements can be set up in almost any shape, perhaps soon will be a new attraction on the playgrounds of many Polish settlements.

Glass House at the Glass fair - meeting of the glass industry attracts crowds of visitors every year due to an ever wider range of applicability of glass in construction and interior design. Glass used in construction may in fact influence the reduction of energy consumption, can provide security against burglary, it can guarantee the comfort of reducing the noise inside, it can also serve as a modern, self-cleaning facades and exterior glazing (roofs, skylights, conservatories). Perfect for indoor as well as walls, railings, screens, stairs and floors. This year's edition of the fair presented yet another seemingly unattainable idea of the "Glass House". As demonstrated by architects of the Italian studio SANTAMBROGIOMILANO, in practice it is no longer impossible to build a house, created entirely from glass.

Block of Budma Fair presented also an innovative project of the Academy of Young Builder. The project is to transfer knowledge from the industry to the world of education and support for the teaching with information of the practical application of innovative products and construction technologies. For the most outstanding students of Construction Adept project was prepared special guided tour of exhibitors stands.

Block of the construction fair were held under the honorable auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy and the Chamber of Architects. Media patronage included: Architecture & Business, Builder, Murator and Zawód: Architect.

Spring BUDMA - a new date in 2014

During this year's exhibition two further changes in the construction industry fair formula were presented. In 2014 BUDMA will be held in a new date: 11 - 14 March. The name of the fair is also being enhanced by adding the name of the key industry to “building the future”: from next year the full name of the fair will be BUDMA International Trade Fair for Construction and Architecture. Extract the architecture is designed to mark the importance of this industry for the future shape of the building, based on good, functional and aesthetic solutions space, serving the general public in the best way, and achieved by conscious design decisions. Access to the latest technology, the ease of its implementation in everyday life while keeping most of its functionality and aesthetics puts more ambitious task for architects, as well as the entire construction industry. At the present time it is impossible to speak of a building without the explicit need for well-prepared architectural design.

New dimension to the theme of the next edition was also reviled: Inspiration, Construction, Repair, specifically highlighting the most important "steps" to create the surrounding architecture, but also strive to raise the standards and implement the latest technologies in construction.

The beginning of the campaign and promotion for the existing and potential customers and visitors started at BUDMA 2013. Appeared on the MTP billboards, posters, brochures and other advertising media to inform about the new date. The media press conference was organized during the fair  to present novelties of BUDMA 2014 fair.

BUDMA International Trade Fair for Construction and Architecture apart from continuation of projects that have gained recognition among both exhibitors and visitors, such as Architecture Forum, Day Distributor and Test Zone, is also the return of the extremely important " bathroom section": here the Salon of Bathroom Armature and Sanitary - AQUASAN is planned in the modified version. there will Also be plenty of interesting events significantly complementary exhibition fair: demonstrations and competitions the best experts in their fields, conferences, workshops and debates. Architects and interior designers will certainly be interested in International Fireplace Fair, which will be part of next year's construction industry fair block. At the same time there will also International Trade Fair for Machinery, Vehicles and Equipment BUMASZ,  CBS - Sports, Leisure, Wellness & SPA and Glass Industry Fair - GLASS, creating the most comprehensive range of construction branches not only in Poland but also in the Central and Eastern Europe.

Information on BUDMA 2014 block and the planned events will be published on a regular basis in the industry media and  fair's dedicated  websites.

600450 The most important meeting of professionals of building industry in CEE has finished!
Date: 14 February 2013

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