Tyrexpo Asia Success
The exhibition was jointly opened by Peter Taylor, Secretary of the UK’s Tyre Industry Council and Shaun Goh, Director Strategic Clusters II, Business Travel and MICE Group at the Singapore Tourism Board.
In his introductory speech Peter Taylor highlighted the extraordinary resilience of Tyrexpo Asia, which, in the past, has had to contend with the terrible events of 9/11 taking place during the 2001 show and a postponement of the 2003 show due to the SARS epidemic. “This is the biggest and best Tyrexpo yet”, said Taylor, labeling the event “a real industry success story”.
In his speech and in a subsequent interview with sponsoring trade journal “The Tyreman”, Shaun Goh stressed the world class benefits of Singapore as an ideal venue for Asia’s premier tyre industry event.
“We have a strong track record in hosting major events such as the recent 117th IOC session”, said Goh. “Our city also offers world class convention centres such as the 100,000 sq m Singapore Expo, which has recently been expanded with the addition of four new halls. Singapore lies within 7 hours of 2.6 billion people and has direct links to 75 cities through Changi International Airport, he added”.
Although the visitor numbers represent record attendance figures for Tyrexpo Asia, organisers ECI International have been particularly pleased by the fact that this year’s exhibition portrayed a substantially more balanced exhibitor profile than it has in the past, with visitors and exhibitors hailing from all sectors of the tyre market.
ECI International has announced record figures for the fifth edition of Tyrexpo Asia, which took place at the Singapore Expo Centre from 13-15 September, 2005. Just under 3,000 tyre industry specialists visited the exhibition, as did 100 exhibitors, occupying 5,000 sq.m of stand space and displaying a wide range of products including tyres, tubes, garage equipment, retreading materials and equipment as well as a variety of ancillary products and accessories. Overall Tyrexpo Asia 2005 achieved a growth rate of 20 per cent compared to the previous event in 2003.
Tyrexpo Asia has also shown itself to be a truly international event with visitors coming from a total of 85 different countries – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. A total of 540 visitors to the show came from the local markets of Malaysia and Singapore. However, 82 per cent of all visitors came from outside these areas, with substantial numbers, as expected, coming from the key markets of China, Australia and Europe. Particularly satisfying, though was the exceptionally broad turnout, with especially good visitor numbers from markets as diverse as the Philippines, Korea, Russia, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
ECI International Ltd have also reported a high degree of satisfaction from companies exhibiting at Tyrexpo Asia and a number of these have already booked stand space for the 2007 event.