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7.-11.10. 2019

International Engineering Fair

Preliminary Final Report - The trade fair was a showcase of new technologies and the largest export platform of Czech engineering


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.

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.

The first day of the fair was visited by almost all top government officials - President Miloš Zeman, chairman of the Senate Milan Štěch and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. Also present were other members of the government, ambassadors, senators and deputies, university rectors, Governor of the South Moravian Region and the Mayor of the City of Brno, presidents of chambers, professional associations. A trade fair like MSV is an important meeting place of politics and business. The main meeting took place at the Assembly of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.

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.

A traditionally rich supporting programme took place in all the congress halls of the Brno Exhibition Centre. Highlights included the Assembly of the Union of Industry and Transport, an economic forum entitled 10 years of the Czech Republic in the EU and a b2fair meeting Contact-Contract. Expert conferences focused on current topics such as 3D printing, the use of robotics, opportunities for energy savings or cooperation between industry, research institutions and universities. Events aimed at promoting exports included the most attended Business Day of the Russian Federation; other meetings focused among other things on business with China, Thailand, Belarus and Azerbaijan. This year's edition also contained the one-day MSV Job Fair which was attended by 24 exhibitors, especially major industrial companies.

Preliminary statistical data

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. 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.

The 57th International Engineering Fair will take place from 14 to 18 September 2015.

Quotes About the Fair

"I want to thank the exhibitors not only for participating, but mainly for having prepared very well and brought many innovations, new technology equipment and innovative solutions to the fair. Since the fair is exactly about innovation," said Jiří Kuliš, CEO, Brno Exhibition Centre.

Jaroslav Hanák, President of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic:
I am convinced that not only athletes or artists are good representatives of the Czech Republic, but these industrialists, managers and owners of these companies, they are the adornments of the Czech Republic.

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. And trust is what we especially need in trade and business relations.

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.

Milan Štěch, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic:
As someone who has spent one’s youth up o forty years of age in engineering, I love to come back to such events as MSV. When I visit the fair, I realize how quickly time flies. While at the fair, we are astonished at how fast the development goes ahead.

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.

Yvonne Jausovec, department of fairs and exhibitions, Bayern Handwerk International:
The fair is an excellent platform for Bavarian companies. We represent ten Bavarian companies in Brno and what I heard from the first evaluation, the companies have been satisfied with the exhibition in recent days and appreciated the knowledge of customers, with whom they held meetings. Most of them intend to come again next year.

Karl Stelc, sales representative, Stema-Tech s.r.o.:
We as a company are satisfied with the fair, a lot of customers visited us, we even managed to sell three Japanese Amada machines directly at the fair. They are two lasers and a grinder. As usual, we held a series of business meetings with existing customers in Brno, but new customers interested in our exhibits also came. Next year we will attend the fair again, we have been exhibiting regularly since 1991.

Luboš Jiráček, commercial and technical manager, DK machinery a.s.
The fair has definitely picked up compared to last year. I mean it from the perspective of both exhibitors and visitors, as considerable quantities of them visited our stand. For our company, this is the only trade fair of its kind in the Czech and Slovak Republics, which has its sound reputation and its quality level, it is worth attending. This year’s MSV changed the situation and raised the level considerably. Moreover, our company can not afford not to visit Brno, it is necessary in terms of competition. We have also held preliminary talks on new contracts in Brno, our exhibits are sold for millions of Crowns. We are satisfied with the fair.

Dominik Tesař, salesman, INCOTECH:
This year's MSV is on a higher level than last year. Our stand was visited by many people who were interested in machines and new technologies. I think that the engineering sector begins to gain strength after the past years of stagnation. We had a number of business meetings, we will evaluate the interest in our products in the coming period, some deals have been initiated. Our company is attending the fair for the first time and we are very happy, our exhibition presents Turkish machinery. I drew earlier findings about MSV from my previous engagement in another company where I worked for many years.

Josef Mikloš, Sales Director and Managing Director, Gühring s.r.o.:
We have been participating in MSV regularly since 1991. We are satisfied with this event each year. We are large manufacturers of rotary chip tools for machining. Attendance at our stand was excellent throughout the fair. The exhibition was of great benefit for the company this year. Some companies, however, still show that they are afraid to invest, even though the fair shows them that it is a good way to invest properly. I think that this trade fair does make sense. We have been selling our products at an outdoor stand this year, we sold more than three million worth.

Peter Kunák, head of sales in CZ and SK, Hoffmann Group:
This trade fair is a key event of the year for our company. We organize business meetings with partners in Brno, because we are the largest European manufacturer of tools. It has had positive significance for our company, we are sure to participate next year.

Radomír Kubík, marketing and sales, PBT Rožnov p.R., s.r.o.:
The fair has met our expectations, it means that our stand was visited by many customers not only from the field of electrical engineering, but also from other fields. We are exhibiting X-ray equipment and various devices for accurate measurement at our stand. We belong to the traditional MSV participants, this year’s new contacts look promising. Enterprises have again begun to release investment funds and are buying things. We can say that this year’s edition has been our best MSV ever. There was great interest in our European novelty – a CT device and other X-ray equipment.

Karel Šilhánek, area manager, ISCAR ČR s.r.o.:
The Engineering Fair in Brno shows signs of revival in engineering. Visitor attendance was much greater than in previous years. I can confirm that, because our company has been participating in this prestigious event for many years. The company benefited from establishing contracts with new customers. We have of course made use of our presence in Brno as always for meetings with existing clients.

Karel Pich, technical director, executive, TOPMES s.r.o.:
The company is satisfied with its participation in the fair, not only in terms of the number of visitors who visited our stand. We made many new contacts and revived the old. We are delighted to have won the MSV Gold Medal for the first touch software in the world measuring with a coordinate measuring technology. The award will improve our image and customer trust in our products. We will certainly capitalize the Gold Medal in our promotional materials.

Date: 3 Oct 2014 23:15:00

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