APEX 2017: save the dates
By Murray Pollok20 May 2016
The well-established aerial platform exhibition APEX returns to the Amsterdam RAI exhibition centre in 2017 for its ninth edition and is already 85% sold out almost a year in advance.
Many of the industry’s big name manufacturers have confirmed their participation in the show and the organisers are expecting the event to match the previous show in Amsterdam in June 2014 when more than 100 companies exhibited.
APEX 2017 takes place on 2 to 4 May, 2017 and will again be sponsored by Access International magazine and supported by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
The show will benefit by being co-located with the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) and the European Rental Association’s annual convention, which will ensure the presence of Europe’s largest equipment rental companies.
“APEX 2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic exhibition for the access industry”, said Tony Kenter, Managing Director of show organizer Industrial Promotions International (IPI).
“APEX is dedicated to access equipment and remains the best place for equipment buyers to see all the latest products, conveniently, under one roof. There is also evidence that Europe’s rental companies are entering a period of fleet re-investment, which makes the timing of the exhibition very good.”
Visitors to APEX will again see a wide variety of equipment, including self-propelled machines, vehicle mounted platforms, hoists and mast climbers, low-level platforms and access towers. In addition there will be used equipment specialists, rental software companies and other suppliers of ancillary products and services.
For more information on the show, see www.apexshow.com
Confirmation of the APEX 2017 dates follows news that the first APEX Asia exhibition is the be held in Shanghai, China, on 31 October to 3 November, 2017, co-located with the existing CeMAT Asia exhibition.
APEX was first held in 1996 at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress center (MECC) in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The subsequent six APEX shows were also held in Maastricht, before it moved to Amsterdam for the first time in 2014.
The 2014 event was a success, attracting more than 100 exhibitors and around 4400 visitors, although that number rises to 5500 when visitors to the neighbouring International Rental Exhibition (IRE) are included. Visistors to each show had free access to the other.