HONG KONG, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Organised by UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte Ltd (www.ubmasia.com.sg), Tissue World Americas 2012 was successfully held from 20 - 23 March 2012 in Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida. The four-day show attracted 961 visitors and conference delegates (up 36% from 2010) from 73 countries. The show had a gross exhibition space of 40,000 sq ft (up 17% from 2010) and hosted 129 exhibitors (up 36% from 2010).
Mainly aimed at the North and South American tissue markets, the show was held under the timely theme of "Boosting performance for better quality, sustainability and profitability". The conference sessions were well-received by the delegates, including the Senior Management Panel on Sustainability; the Supply and Demand outlook session; the in-depth Technical Solutions Sessions; and the new Yankee Dryer Reliability Workshop. Attendance at the conference sessions rose sharply by 48% to 415 total participants.
Paul Wan, Managing Director of UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte Ltd, said: "Tissue World Americas once again confirmed its position as the most important must-attend tissue event in the Americas. Attendees at this year's show included many established players in the tissue market as well as a large number of newcomers to the tissue business. The show was extremely focused and business-like; everyone who walked in the door was truly targeted on the tissue industry."
The visitors profile included a very wide range of tissue makers and converters, from CEOs and company owners to middle management, technicians, engineers and operators. Visitors came mainly from the USA and Canada, accounting for 70%, and Latin America at 22%, with the remaining 8% from the rest of the world.
The number of exhibiting companies increased markedly to 129, with a noticeable increase in North America-based companies exhibiting at Tissue World Americas for the first time.
The next Tissue World Americas event will be held in Miami Beach from 18 - 21 March 2014. Also upcoming is Tissue World Asia in Shanghai, China, from 14 - 16 November this year. The biggest news of all is the move of Tissue World -- THE BIG ONE. The largest and original Tissue World event, which started in Europe in 1993 and has traditionally been held in Nice, France, is moving to Barcelona, Spain from 18 - 21 March, 2013 at the Fira de Barcelona - Gran Via. The move has been very well received with more than 100 companies already reserving their space to exhibit at the world's largest event for the dynamic tissue business.
For more information, please visit: www.tissueworld.com/americas
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