BIEMH - International Machine Tool Biennial, organised jointly by AFM and Bilbao Exhibition Centre, in its 30th edition, will be positioned at the forefront of Industry 4.0, on May 28 – June 1, 2018. A total of 1,510 exhibiting firms from 21 countries will be participating in the event, “Be IN, BIEMH”, where they will deploy their full force in innovation, productive intelligence, system integration and internationalisation throughout Bilbao Exhibition Centre’s six halls.
Innovation, as a driver of the industry, will be the grand protagonist of BIEMH, which, this year, is experiencing very increased growth sectors – such as, metal forming machinery, which, after an exceptional 2016 in order processing, is already 14% of the exhibition. Components and accessories, reaching 28% in line with its evolution in the market, is also one such example. The remaining exhibition space is distributed, to date, between large metal forming machinery (22%), tools (15%), metrology and CAD-CAM (10%), and automation and robotics (9%), in addition to machinery and equipment for surface treatment, other machines and services for companies.
Besides, Spain occupying 47% of the total exhibiting firms, Portugal will have the highest representation in the sample, followed closely by Germany, Italy and France. The list also includes companies from Japan, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Slovakia, the United States, The Netherlands, Israel, Poland, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.
Internationally, it highlights the buyer delegation programme, which is developing intensively in countries, considered by exhibitors as priorities for export, i.e. Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Slovakia, the USA, Russia, France, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey.
This year, BeDIGITAL, an event aimed at the digital technology industrial application, has been incorporated. With the aim to facilitate a practical demonstration of products and services, business opportunities and knowledge transfer, BeDIGITAL will offer differentiated areas for commercial contact and conferences. In parallel, the 3rd edition of ADDIT3D, the International Trade Show on Additive and 3D Manufacturing, offers very interesting novelties in machines for additive manufacturing and metal printing this year. The offer will be completed with IMIC - International Maintenance Conference and WORKINN, Industrial Employment Forum.