Countdown to APEX
By Euan Youdale10 January 2014
The countdown is on to the eighth APEX aerial work platform exhibition, taking place at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre in the Netherlands, 24-26 June, this year.
The three-day show will break records for exhibitor numbers and space. More than 100 exhibitors from all over the world, including China, have already confirmed their stand space and will demonstrate their products and services in a live environment. It will feature an inside exhibition area of 11000 square metres - a substantial increase from the 10000 square metres at the last APEX show, held at MECC Maastricht in 2011. The outside area will be 10000 square metres, almost double the size of the outside area at the last edition.
The three-day event will serve as an important platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and shaping the industry’s future. “We can already say that APEX 2014 will be the biggest international access industry fair anywhere in the world,” said Tony Kenter, managing director of show organiser Industrial Promotions International (IPI).
“Amsterdam is becoming the new capital of the access industry, and is the perfect international setting with cosmopolitan flair. APEX is the showcase for all companies in the international access business, and will be the world’s largest ever access exhibition in 2014 – the figures clearly show APEX is the ‘leading fair’ for this industry. Whatever visitors will be looking for, they will find it at APEX.”
All previous seven shows – the first was in 1996 – have been held in Maastricht in mid-September. The new June dates mean that the show will be held well before the onset of summer holidays.
In addition, the switch to June will allow APEX to be held concurrently with the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) and the European Rental Association (ERA) annual convention, which will also take place at Amsterdam RAI.
Exhibitors so far include a.o. Genie, Manitou, JLG, Comet, Skyjack, Holland Lift, MEC, Socage, Riwal, Easy Lift, Imer, Merlo, Teupen, TVH, ATN, Ruthmann/Time International, Bronto, Palfinger, Multitel Pagliero, CMC, Dinolift and Omme Lift/Kors.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is the official supporter of the show. KHL Group and Access International magazine are official sponsors of the event.
The complete exhibitors list can be found on www.apexshow.com