Facts & figures

FACTS & FIGURES 2019

  • 140+ exhibitors from 9 countries - Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Germany, Serbia and China
  • 320+ presented international brands
  • 7200+ professional visitors from 16 countries 
  • 7500+ sq m. exhibition space

VISITOR'S PROFILE 2019

  • Managers at construction companies - 19%
  • Architects and architectural designers - 17%
  • Investors and Entrepreneurs - 9%
  • Construction Engineers- 8%
  • End customers - 7%
  • Distributors and wholesalers of building materials - 7%
  • Technical specialists and craftsmen - 6%
  • Interior Designers - 6%
  • Building Consultants - 4%
  • Representatives of academics and students - 3%
  • Facility and Utilities Specialists - 2%
  • Menders of construction hypermarkets, scams and shops - 2%
  • Real Estate Agents - 2%
  • Representatives of state, municipal institutions and the public sector - 2%
  • Road Infrastructure Specialists - 1%
  • Urbanists - 1%
  • Others - 4%

 

 

EXHIBITION PROFILE - 2020

Construction equipment and machinery

  • Machinery equipment
  • Lifting equipment
  • Construction tools
  • Facade and modular scaffolding systems and staircases
  • Formwork systems

Basic construction

  • Construction chemistry, concrete additives
  • Bricks, tiles, ceramic blocks
  • Roof systems and building materials
  • Fasteners

External building activities

  • Insulation systems and materials
  • Facade systems and materials (plasters, paints, lacquers)
  • Facing materials
  • Joinery (double glazing, profiles and fittings)
  • Ceilings, pergolas, sheds
  • Dry construction
  • Drainage

Interior materials and technologies

  • Paints, plasters and lacquers
  • Facing materials
  • Natural and technical stone, ceramic granite slabs, ceramics, sanitary
  • Doors
  • Floorings
  • Wall and floor finishes
  • Sanitary equipment
  • Stairs, railings and decorative gratings
  • Interior windows

Vertical Planning and Landscape Design

  • Greening
  • Irrigation systems
  • Purification facilities
  • Swimming pools
  • Gratings and lids
  • Fences
  • Alley pavements
  • Park and garden lighting
  • Playing facilities and outdoor sports facilities
  • Protective clothing and protective equipment

2020 Innovation themes for tomorrow’s building

  • BIM Technology
  • Software
  • Building automation
  • HVAC
  • Smart systems

Industrial construction and equipment

Prefabricated houses and pavilions

Consultants, professional associations and educational institutions

 


WHY IT PAYS TO EXHIBIT AT ABW 2020?

Overview of the building industry in Bulgaria:

  • In recent years there has been a steady development of Bulgaria construction sector;
  • The constantly increasing concentration of the population in the big cities boosts the sector;
  • The most notable growth is in the housing segment - 19% in 2018, with an additional 10% growth expected in 2019 and another 10% in 2020;
  • There is a growth of investment in construction of administrative and office buildings, hotels and public sites;
  • Active development of industrial and logistics areas both in Southern Bulgaria and in the big cities of Northern Bulgaria, where the share of industrial construction is increasingly going up.

Business environment with pronounced competitive edges – positively influencing the building business

  • An established IT hub with global presence
  • * 30 years of outsourcing and reverse engineering, called the “Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe”;
  • * Hundreds of small software companies that do contract programming for some of the biggest companies in the world, incl. Boeing, BMW, Daimler, Nortel, 90% of business coming from EU and USA;
  • A booming startup spaces
  • * Number 1 startup location in Central and Eastern Europe with a significant universe of young companies;
  • * Sofia is the Tech capital of the Balkans, often listed as a top 10 city in the EU to launch a startup;
  • A thriving outsourcing and industrial center
  • * Recognized as the „Offshoring Destination of the Year“ in 2015;
  • * Bulgaria has attracted global IT R&D leaders like SAP Labs, HP, VMware, IBM, CISCO.

 

 

 

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