EFTTEX 2017 in Budapest is 78% booked
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As the doors closed on a record-breaking 35th anniversary EFTTEX in Amsterdam, it was revealed that over three-quarters of the available exhibition space for next year’s event is already sold.
Of the 7,133sqm available at the Hungexpo in Budapest, 5,621sqm has been taken – meaning that 78% of the venue is full. The news follows hot on the heels of a successful three-day show at the Rai Centre last week which saw a record-breaking attendance of 1,192 visitors to the show on the first day – up 27% on the corresponding day in Warsaw last year.
The final figures will be announced next week, but they are expected to show that just over 1,600 attended over the three days.
EFTTA CEO Jean-Claude Bel said: “We are delighted by the attendance at the show, but it comes as no surprise because Amsterdam is a very popular show. It was also very good to receive so many compliments from both exhibitors and visitors – all round it was a very success for all concerned.
“I am constantly amazed by the quality of the stands at EFTTEX and this year was no exception. Exhibitors really upped their game in Amsterdam with some eye-catching and quality displays that were a credit to the industry.”
Jean-Claude added that the omens look good for Budapest. “Pre-bookings are more than usual and that bodes well for another successful show in Hungary next year.”