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wire and Tube Southeast ASIA 2011 were officially opened on 13 September by Khun Witoon Simachokedee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry (center)
wire / Tube Southeast ASIA 2011 impressively confirmed its ranking as the region's leading platform for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industries with record figures of 392 exhibitors and more than 5,300 quality trade visitors from about 60 countries, of which some 40% came from outside Thailand. The exhibitions, which took place at BITEC (Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre) from 13-15 September 2011, exceeded expectations once again with visitorship that saw an increase of 20% from 2009.
ASEAN visitors' inclusive Thailand accounted for about 80% of the total visitor attendance, signifying that ASEAN buyers view wire / Tube Southeast ASIA 2011 as the leading forum for trade and business and the gateway to Southeast Asia for product distribution for wire, cable, tube and pipe sectors in the region. The strong visitor attendance, particularly from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and even India also further highlights the increasing significance of ASEAN as a 'collective whole' and dynamic common market moving towards a single economic community by 2015. "Thailand has progressed quickly in the past years and has the best market position in Southeast Asia to date", says Ferruccio Bellina, President of ACIMAF (Italian Wire Machinery Manufacturers Association).
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The result of this year's wire and Tube Southeast ASIA proves that business in the wire, cable, tube and pipe sectors in the region is expanding strongly, driven by continued economic growth in Thailand and the Southeast Asian region. As the leading forum for buyers and sellers of the latest manufacturing equipment and technology across these sectors, we are pleased with the double digit growth both in terms of quality visitor turnout and exhibiting companies.
Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Duesseldorf Asia
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