fensterbau/frontale india 2011: closing report

Two exhibitions took place at the same time in the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in India“s capital New Delhi 24-26 February 2011: the premiere of fensterbau/frontale india, the International Exhi…

Two exhibitions took place at the same time in the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in India“s capital New Delhi 24-26 February 2011: the premiere of fensterbau/frontale india, the International Exhibition & Conference Window, Door and Faade, and the refrigeration and air conditioning exhibition ACREX India 2011. Both events approached architects, planners and building experts at the same time with supplementary topics. The 2,975 highly qualified visitors at fensterbau/frontale india ensured satisfaction and many firm orders among the 47 national and international exhibitors, who had come to the premiere in New Delhi from Germany, India, Greece, Turkey, Austria, the United Arab Emirates and the PR of China. India is one of the biggest economies in the world 1.2 billion people live in an area about nine times larger than Germany. The economy is growing rapidly, with almost one-tenth of the Gross Domestic Product contributed by the building sector alone, which imports many quality products from abroad. Sustainability has also arrived on the subcontinent, and a Green Building Council has existed since 2001, although not every new building is already a real green building. The constant influx into the megacities will cause the building boom to carry on growing and thus the challenges. Parallel to fensterbau/frontale india, the internationally renowned German institute ift Rosenheim together with the Indian experts from IFF (International Fenestration Forum) presented a three-day programme of lectures under the heading of Envelopes for Green Buildings. The conference programme focused on energy efficiency, shading, security, temperature and sound insulation, and on the special features of the Indian market. Discussions on the conference topics also continued on the stands at fensterbau/frontale india. Incidentally, the number of these stands already clearly exceeded the number of stands at the time of the first fensterbau/frontale in Nrnberg an obviously good start for the Indian addition to the exhibition family. Firm interest was also apparent among international exhibitors. The NrnbergMesse Group as organizer, together with all the supporting organizations of fensterbau/frontale india, such the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, ift Rosenheim and International Fenestration Forum, also summed up the event favourably. fensterbau/frontale india will take place again next year and also parallel to ACREX India from 2325 February 2012 in Bangalore in South India.