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The International Engineering Fair Brno 2014

The 56th MSV reflected the positive development of the Czech economy and of industrial production especially. The number of exhibiting companies increased by 10 percent to 1627 and the exhibition stands filled all the halls of the Brno Exhibition Centre. Companies came from 31 countries and the share of foreign participants was 47%. The exhibition was attended by 76 155 professional visitors from 53 countries.

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The International Engineering Fair 2014 confirmed its position as the leading industrial trade fair in Central Europe. MSV 2014 included industry-focused specialized fairs: the International Fair of Machine Tools IMT, International Foundry Fair FOND-EX, International Welding Engineering Fair WELDING, International Plastics, Rubber and Composites Fair PLASTEX and International Surface Technology Fair PROFINTECH. The highlighted theme of the biennial project was focusing on Automation - measurement, control, automation and control technology, which attracted attention together with topical exhibitions dedicated to the progressive fields of robotics and 3D printing.

The best exhibits entered the competition for the prestigious MSV Gold Medal. The expert jury awarded five main prizes, which went to KUKA Roboter, Arburg, Next Metrology Software, Central European Institute of Technology of the Brno University of Technology and the Forges Association of the Czech Republic together with the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

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The fair has proven its international scope thanks to foreign official, collective and individual exhibitions of foreign exhibitors. The international dimension of the fair was confirmed by eleven official stands of foreign countries. The highest participation ever belonged to China, represented by 72 companies. Significant presentation was also brought by Thailand as MSV 2014 Special Guest Country. International delegations also arrived from the regions of the Russian Federation, Germany, Hungary, Great Britain, Italy and other countries.

Registered foreign visitors from 42 countries have passed through the gates of the exhibition centre during the first four days. Most foreign attendants arrived from Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, Slovenia and Italy. There were also visitors from distant countries such as South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia.

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The first results of a survey conducted among visitors documents the high level of their satisfaction with this year’s fair, only 2% of respondents evaluated their visit to the fair negatively. Visitors mainly appreciated the professional level of the fair, which was noted by 91% of respondents. Up to 78% of visitors are planning to come to MSV next year and 14% are still undecided.

During the first four days, 322 media representatives from eight countries were accredited by the Press Centre. 50 foreign journalists came from Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

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Quotes About the Fair

Jan Mládek, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic:
MSV Brno is the largest exhibition of its kind in Central Europe and I fully realize its importance far beyond the borders of the European region. Engineering is the backbone of industry and that is why the engineering fair is so important. We must do everything we can to have engineering and industry work for us.

Vladimír Dlouhý, President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic:
It may seem that in this age of the Internet, trade fairs of this significance rather lose their weight, but I think that it is not true, because we all know that it is primarily personal contact that is crucial in gaining trust. A trust is what we especially need in trade and business relations.

Miroslav Šabart, CEO of ŽĎAS and president of the Association of Engineering Technology:
Who does not exhibit at the International Engineering Fair, is as they did not exist.

Michele Tajariol, CEO of TAJMAC-ZPS:
The overall level of this year's trade fair is good, as was the case in the last few years. Attendance is great, also customers’ mood is good, since as I have heard, they are currently implementing many new projects. The fair is very well organized and I see a lot of students and young people, that is those who will guarantee work in the field also in the future, which is very positive. I have been to fairs in Germany and Italy, and I have not met so many young people there.