There is a new layout and a new focus for this year’s Intermat exhibition. Along with its traditional international flavour, the show will have a special focus on France, Africa and the Middle East, and many of the halls have new equipment types.
Compared to the last Intermat in 2015, Hall 7 will no longer be used but Halls 3 and 4, which weren’t used last time, will come into play. This has resulted in some exhibitors being moved from their 2015 positions.
The show is split into four main sectors (see layout map); Earthmoving and Demolition (marked in orange), Road, Mineral and Foundations (green), Lifting and Transportation (red), and Buildings and Concrete Industry (brown). This final section includes the World of Concrete Europe event.
The Demo Area to the east of the showground area is still there along with the main outdoor areas to the east of Hall 5 and to the east of Hall 6.
One of the biggest changes visitors should be aware of is the major relocation of exhibitors from Hall 6, which was the main earthmoving hall, to Hall 4. Hall 6 will host the World of Concrete Europe event. Hall 3 will be the new Lifting and Transportation hall – the transport sector took part of Hall 5 in 2015.
Intermat says that the new layout will give “optimised flow”, “better visitor channelling” and “effective location”.