Auf Wiedersehen Achema!
At Achema, Hall 8 is where the action is, and so it proved in 2018 – at least in part!
BVAA Director Rob Bartlett comments, ‘Achema is widely regarded as the most important process industry show around and this was our first visit in 6 years. The 2012 event (Hall 9) had been a very quiet affair for the Association, and we learned a valuable lesson in the importance of a good hall/good location. Indeed we passed on the 2015 event due to the unavailability of a good position.’
Rob continues, ‘BVAA’s Technical Consultant, Martin Greenhalgh, and myself, attended the first half of the 2018 show, and were rewarded with a busy few days. A mixture of offering advice on where to find products from members, promoting members and Valveuser magazine etc., and – lastly and most intriguingly – taking nine membership enquiries from UK companies. Regrettably attendance tailed off in the latter part of the week, but BVAA’s Karen Webb and Rob Boycott used the time well to engage with the many BVAA members present.’
The official stats for the show reveal 145,000 visitors from 55 countries.
Dates for Diary: AchemAsia takes place 21-23 May 2019 in Shanghai, Achema Germany 14-18 June 2021, Frankfurt.
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 46