AHK: Romania, the 6th place in the world in terms of number of exhibitors at the most important real estate investment fair, EXPO REAL
For the ninth time in a row, AHK Romania organized Romania’s joined stand at EXPO REAL Munich.
Three days full of fairs, an intense program of meetings and individual discussions at each stand. All the decision-makers in the real estate sector met between 11 and 13 October 2021 at EXPO REAL München, the fair once again managing to be the main meeting point of the industry.
Over 19,200 participants from 52 countries (2019: 46,747 / 76) came to EXPO REAL in Munich. The total number of participants included 9,916 specialists (2019: 22,065) and 9,296 company representatives (2019: 24,682).
The 1,198 exhibitors come from 29 countries (2019: 2,189 / 44). Apart from Germany, the top ten exhibiting countries were: Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, France, Serbia and Italy.
“It was an atmosphere of trust that was felt everywhere in the exhibition halls. 1,198 exhibitors and over 19,200 participants took full advantage of the three days of EXPO REAL to start future projects, gather information and maintain contacts, “explains Klaus Dittrich, CEO of Messe München. “A record before the Corona pandemic, the fair was naturally smaller. But the new start was a success and EXPO REAL once again proved to be the most important real estate fair in Europe,” Dittrich concluded.
The Romanian stand welcome representatives of local authorities looking for investors interested in locations in our country as well as those of the private sector, having as basic activities the development of industrial parks, integrated logistics services, design and architecture services, civil construction and industrial. The stand consisted of AFI Europe, Alma Consulting SRL, Buzau, Ceetrus, Iasi Siret Industrial and Technological Park, Olympian Parks, Resita, Rec Partners, Hotspot Workhub, Sagului Logistic Center, Speedwell, WDP Development Romania SRL. Also present were the two profile associations: the Romanian Association of Real Estate Investors and Bucharest Real Estate Club.
The Romanian pavilion was very well positioned in the first of the five halls of the exhibition, and the projects in our country enjoyed an increased interest. The participants of the Romanian joint stand had permanent meetings during the three days of the fair.
Expo Real, which is in its 23rd edition this year, represented for the Romanian co-exhibitors an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with participants from many countries, proving, despite the pandemic, that it is a pendant of international networking, large-scale projects, cross-border investments and financing. This is where all the links in the value chain in the field come together – from project developers, investors and financiers, to economic regions and cities – turning the exhibition into a unique event on the international market.
Numerous lectures and discussions from the conference program, as well as presentations by exhibitors and start-ups have been recorded and will be available on the online platform EXPO REAL ONLINE until mid-November 2021.
Important themes for the future that have crystallized following this year’s edition of EXPO REAL are: Corona, climate change and digitalization. The next edition of EXPO REAL will take place between 4 and 6 October 2022 in Munich.