19th International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL
Date of next exhibition: 2015
PLASTPOL 2013 - review
The International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL brought together almost 700 exhibitors from 33 countries. The expo was the showcase for all business sector groups; thus Targi Kielce hosted distribution and material companies, machine producers from Austria, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Belgium, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Czech Republic, India, China, Korea, Egypt, Taiwan, Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Ireland, the Netherlands, Japan, Slovenia, Turkey, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and of course Poland. The companies from Austria had their collective exhibition stand under the auspices of the Austrian embassy.
Almost 17 thousand business insiders arrived to Targi Kielce in order to become familiar with cutting-edge processing technologies. This is the proof that the Kielce’s PLASTPOL is a must-attend event for each professional company which operates in the business sector of plastics processing, regardless which continent they do business on.
For the first time in the Expo’s history, PLASTPOL programme also encompassed brokerage meetings for companies of the plastics processing and rubber business sector. The session was organised by local centre of the European Commission’s Enterprise Europe Network operating at Staropolska Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Kielce. The Staropolska Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s partner was the Istanbul Chamber of Industry; the partner’s representatives accompanied by Chamber members called in Kielce in order to meet their Polish counterparts. The meetings were attended by representatives of 33 Polish, Turkish and Slovakian companies.
Traditionally Targi Kielce was also the stage for the OMNIPLAST contest finals. The 4th edition of the contest of plastic processing knowledge had started already in winter. Following the previous years’ example it was targeted at the companies which joined the PLASTPOL as exhibitors. The third phase of the contest was a written test held in Targi Kielce centre during the first day of the 17th International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL. 9 out of 10 eligible contestants who had been selected in the 2nd phase entered this part of the competition. The winners were presented the discount coupons for exhibition space rental at the PLASTPOL 2014.
- III place – the discount coupon of 2.000,- PLN worth was presented to PAWEŁ RUP of the A.SCHULMAN POLSKA from Warsaw
- II place - the discount coupon of 4.000,- PLN worth was presented to Mr WACŁAW KOCEMBA of the OERLIKON BALZERS COATING POLAND from Polkowice
- I place - the discount coupon of 6.000,- PLN as well as the OMNIPLAST 2013 title was awarded to Mr MICHAŁ ŁUKAWSKI of the TELKO - POLAND company from Warsaw
PLASTPOL was also promoted by stars; the Azoty Group invited the Poles’ favourite sportsman – Piotr Żyła; a ski-jump champion.
Business meetings were accompanied with a whole array of business insiders’ discussions and training sessions organised by, inter alia, GZ Polimerowa Energia (Polymer Energy), GZ Tworzywa Sztuczne (Plastics) and Plastech.