In the last week of November, company Fatra, a.s. took part at one of the biggest international exhibition focused on construction and building industry – The Big 5. Exhibition took place in United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and there were more than 2,580 participating companies from all over the world. There were more than 73,000 visitors, mainly planners, architects, consultants and agents of business and application companies. Amongst the TOP exhibitor countries were China, United Arab Emirates and Italy. Europe was the most represented country with 42%. There was a strong presence of Czech exhibitors and manufacturers, who had their shared exhibiting exposition under the auspices of organisation for support of export CzechTrade in pavilion n. 7.
The region of United Arab Emirates is currently undergoing a big boom of building industry, there are more and more high-rise buildings, hotels and new modern shopping centres being built. In 2020, Dubai is going to hold world fair EXPO and until then, it is planned to build a whole new district Dubai South, line of metro and another airport.
At our stand of size 3×6 m, our company primarily presented range of goods of waterproofing foils, and secondarily also vinyl floors. Visitors of our exposition were mainly interested in waterproofing systems of substructures and tunnels, and also the wide range of vinyl floors in rolls or in parts caught their eye. Our stand was appreciated for its spaciousness and was very well arranged, which enabled us to have up to 3 business meeting at the same time. We acquired more than 120 new contacts at the exhibition and we had around 30 business meetings with current and potential clients. They were from countries like India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Libanon and other countries from Middle East and Asia. Even from this, it is clear that this exhibition highly exceeds the region of Emirates itself.