“Enormously!” That is the short answer to the long question of how great the interest of the visitors was in renewable energy at the Wels trade fair this year. However, the excellent balance can be divided into two parts: because while there is one in the area of heating, renewable energy and the energy transition “disproportionate boom with extremely high demand” given, so be in range “house building” the demand may have been better than last year, but there would still be here “air upward”as exhibition director Schneider said in an interview with OÖN.
But it shouldn’t cloud the balance, because both visitors and exhibitors were satisfied with the five days of the fair in Wels. Especially “the exhibitors talked about the important communication tool the trade fair is”says Schneider. “In this respect, everyone drew a very positive conclusion – both at the visitor and at the trade fair”says Schneider. And 78,000 people who attended the five days “Webuild Energy Saving Fair” came to Wels are a great success for the organizers.
“This brings us back to where we were in 2020, i.e. immediately before the first lockdown. Compared to the previous year, the number of visitors increased by 13 percent”, Schneider takes stock. For the trade fair next year – March 6 to 10, 2024 – says Schneider, the exhibitors are also more confident in the area of new construction. “Although demand has also increased here compared to last year, we are not yet where we were before Corona and the energy crisis.”
This year there were a total of 355 exhibitors from ten countries in three halls covering an area of 30,500 square metres. 40 exhibitors were here for the first time. Several of the exhibitors’ innovative product solutions were shown for the first time in Wels – four particularly innovative products were awarded the Exhibitor Innovation Prize “energy genius” excellent.
Schneider was also pleased about the “Visit” at the digital exhibition stands – there were 30,000 visits to the virtual stands even before the start of the fair, and by the last day of the fair there were even 50,000.