As featured in Issue 6 of Oil Review Afirca, Düsseldorf welcomed the Valve World Expo where valves manufacturers and users from the oil, gas, petrochemical and power generation sectors came together to display the latest innovations from across the world
Over 700 exhibitors from 40 countries and 12,350 trade visitors came to the fourth Düsseldorf Valve World Expo, which took place against the backdrop of a rather subdued business climate in the industrial fittings industry.
Posting noticeable growth in both exhibitor numbers and square metres, it proved the biggest Valve World Expo in Düsseldorf so far. “As a key technology, industrial valves are indispensable for just about every branch of industry. As an innovation platform and meeting point for this sector, the Valve World Expo has developed into what is the international “place to be” today,” rejoices Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.
Visitors came from the oil and gas industry, petrochemical, chemical, food, marine and offshore industries, water and waste water management, automotive production and mechanical engineering, pharmaceutical and medical device technology as well as power plant technology.
The next Valve World Expo and accompanying technical conference will be held in Düsseldorf from 27 to 29 November 2018.
The full story on the valve World Expo can be viewed on the digital issue of Oil Review Africa here.