Last week’s exhibition, the 39th, confirmed its international standing with foreign companies representing 43% of the 2,000 exhibitors. The show attracted 156,000 visitors, with international visitors up 3% on the last event in 2012. This attendance figure was slightly up on 2012 despite a public transport strike.
There was a rise in the number of attendees coming from the Russian Federation, Turkey and Poland. Visitors from the UK, Germany, France and Spain again featured strongly.