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Discussion:  IMHX - United Kingdom
Number of messages: 7

Queensland, Australia
I have had the opportunity to visit a small number of materials handling trade shows during the past years. The biggest ones I visited were CeMAT in Hannover-2002 and IMHX in Birmingham/UK-2004. They were both very well organised and of international caliber. I was wondering if any one could advice me on trade shows of the same international significance in the Americas, Asia or anywhere else? -

Modified 11 Jun 2004 11:26 AM
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
We recently exhibited at IMHX and found it to be a very good source of new customers and found the whole show of a very high standard in terms of the stands and the professional manner in which it was organised. There was however one drawback - the traffic congestion as a result of the show simultaneously running alongside Crufts!

Dedication is what you need!

Posted 18 May 2004 07:46 PM Reply  Report this message
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Crufts is the internationally renowned pedigree dog show. As for horrendous journeys to the show - normally it would take 1hr to get to the show from Gloucester but it took a total of 3 hrs! I have been advised that the IMHX show will not coincide with any major show in 2007 so traffic congestion should not be a problem.

Dedication is what you need!

Posted 19 May 2004 09:46 PM Reply  Report this message
Pennsylvania, United States
Myself with FSIP recently exhibited at the MHIA NA2004 show in Cleveland OH, USA.  The show was in the outskirts of town and traffic and transportation was fine.  The show lasted 4 days so the first two days were well attended, but the last two days really started getting slow.  As more of a service provider (Electronic Control Remanufacturing) we didn't get quite the traffic as persons showing new items.  Look forward to Promat 2005 in Chicago.

Posted 19 May 2004 11:21 PM Reply  Report this message
Queensland, Australia
Having visited both the IMHX in Birmingham and the NA2004in Cleveland, personally I believe that transportation services and venue location were certainly much better at NA2004 - however in regards to onsite amenities and quality of the exhibits I would have to rank the IMHX first.

Posted 24 May 2004 01:05 PM Reply  Report this message
Kansas, United States
i also visited NA2004 and felt that it was nice and all but way too small. there was way too  warehouse logistic companies there. and yet maybe i was looking for more forklift related booths. overall not real impressed

Posted 24 May 2004 11:31 PM Reply  Report this message
Bayern, Germany
I am thinking about attending the Promat 2005 in Chicago. Would you advice me to go there? I am mainly interested in forklifts and exhibitors from the US.
What were the other bad things at NA2004?
I really would like to get a good impression of the show because I have to come over from Germany hoping it is worth the way travelling.

Would be nice to here some suggestions.

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