Ash cloud clears for Amsterdam show

15th of June 2010
Ash cloud clears for Amsterdam show

After the Icelandic volcanic ash had darkened the skies and brought European air traffic to a grinding halt just days before, the cloud cleared and the sun shone for ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Amsterdam recently. The industry’s most important trade exhibition attracted almost 23,500 visitors and a record 651 exhibitors.

The percentage of foreign visitors had also increased – in 2008 67 per cent came from outside the Netherlands while this year this figure had increased to 71 per cent. There was a marked rise in visitors from South Africa and Central & Eastern Europe. And of the 23,415 visitors 76 per cent were authorised buyers.

For the first time this year there was an element of segmentation at the show, with separate Washroom and High Pressure areas. The organisers say both exhibitors and visitors were pleased with this idea.

The next Amsterdam show takes place from May 8-11 2012. For details visit the website at

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