E – The 24th edition of the ExpoReclam took place in Hall 4 of the Ifema Convention Centre in Madrid from February 14-16, 2012. According to the official statements of the organisers, Reed Exhibitions Iberia, over 200 exhibitors presented their portfolios – in addition to Spanish suppliers, also several international importers and specialists were represented. However, some of the famous names among the exhibitors were missing.
The high number of suppliers from the textile sector was very noticeable. Overall, the fair did seem smaller than in the past years. Obviously large parts of the hall had been separated off with curtains, the size of the individual stands was noticeably reduced. The exact attendance figure was not available at the time of going to press – however the exhibitors were of the opinion that the number of visitors was approximately the same as in previous years. The official number of pre-registrations received, i.e. 8,300, supports this estimate.
The long opening hours of the event were criticised: On the first and second days the show was open from 10.00 am until 7.30 pm and on the final day the exhibition was open until 5 pm. A detailed report will follow in eppi magazine No. 86 (April 4, 2012).