PRESS INFORMATION MARCH 2012 MIDEST 2012, BUSINESS CATALYST FROM 6 TO 9 NOVEMBER, PARIS NORD VILLEPINTE EXHIBITION CENTRE TH THAfter a 2011 show that was a success both in terms of quantity and quality, the 42 nd MIDEST, the world’s leadingindustrial subcontracting show, will be held from 6th to 9th November in the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.Although 2009 was dominated by the crisis, MIDEST 2010 and 2011 saw a real industrial recovery. However,although many had been hoping for a lasting improvement, new economic and financial clouds are gathering overindustry. Even so, it would be wrong to lose hope. Accustomed to such fluctuations, subcontractors in general andFrench ones in particular have always been able to adapt by turning to the holy trinity of innovation / creation (ofnew products) / diversification (of markets and sectors). For its part, MIDEST is again doing its utmost to workwith them and to encourage their diversification and development.2012 will see a number of new initiatives that will shine the spotlight on a sector, motor vehicles, and a region,Piedmont. This is also very much an election year and the show too will have a new President in the person ofJérôme Delabre. SISTEP-MIDEST, THE industry event in Morocco, will also be taking place for the second time inCasablanca from 19th to 22nd September and will be hosting six major sectors: subcontracting machine tools, sheetmetal, electronics, plastics and services.MIDEST 2012, the global subcontracting platformThe professionals all agree on this, and so do the figures for the 2011 show: 1,724 exhibitors, including 39% from36 countries besides France, and 42,769 professionals from all sectors of activity who came to meet them (+5.8%on 2010), including 15% international visitors from 65 countries.This year, three exhibition options will be on offer to subcontractors: • individual stands in the relevant sector: Metal processing, Processing plastics, rubber, composite materials, Wood processing, Processing of other materials, Electronics and electricals, Microtechniques, Surface treatments, thermal treatments and finishes, Industrial fastenings, Services to industry and Industrial maintenance, • or in one of the show’s 11 Villages: Rubber, Electronics, European fastenings, Foundry, Forging, Shaping metals, Plastics, Environment services, Treatments for materials, Wood processing, Machining and special machines • joint venture pavilions: at least 18 French regions and some thirty countries or foreign regions will be represented.Spotlight on motor vehicles and PiedmontFor the first time in 2012, MIDEST is shining the spotlight on a region outside France: Piedmont. This is only fittinggiven that this leading player in Italian subcontracting has seen its exhibition space double between 2009 and2011 to almost 200 m2 last year under the auspices of the Turin Chamber of Commerce and the Centro Estero perl’Internazionalizzazione. It’s a figure that should be comfortably exceeded this year. Visitors from across the Alpsare the second largest national contingent of visitors after Belgium and make up 10% of the foreign trade visitors.The show will also be highlighting subcontracting’s number one customer sector, the motor industry, through aseries of conferences and round tables.Numerous events will be on offer to the professionals, whether they be visitors or exhibitors, to bring them up tospeed with the latest developments and to encourage meetings. The MIDEST Awards will be back again tohighlight subcontractor excellence. Some sixty lectures, both short and comprehensive, will talk about the latesttechnical, strategic and economic advances. Finally, there will again be a series of Technology Centres manned byCETIM (the mechanical engineering technical centre), the CTIF (the materials shaping industry and foundrydevelopment centre) and the LRCCP (the rubber and plastics research and monitoring laboratory).
A new PresidentEvery other year the presidency of MIDEST alternates between a representative of the trade associations and onefrom the chambers of commerce. For the 2012 and 2013, the latter have nominated Mr Jérôme Delabre. Vice-President of the CCIT (regional chamber of commerce and industry) for the costal zone of Normandy and Picardywith responsibility for industry. Mr Delabre, who is 45 years old and a member of the UIMM (Union of metalindustries and trades) office in Vimeau, is very familiar with MIDEST, being the Chairman and Managing Directorof Etablissements Delabre, cutting and stamping specialist, and Delabre France Tôlerie, which is involved in sheetmetal work and fabrication. These have been exhibitors since 1994 on the Picardy regional stand.MIDEST alongside professionals throughout the yearMIDEST, however, is not confined to these four days of meetings. Over the years its web site www.midest.comhas established itself as the ‘go to’ platform for the sector, serving as a valuable sourcing tool with a powerfulsearch engine and detailed exhibitor pages together with industry information. Its review of the subcontractingtrade press summarizing the week’s events goes on line every Friday; it allows professionals to consult the latestsurveys of the sector, the Ministry of Industry’s monthly notes on the economy, interviews… The figures speak forthemselves: over two million page impressions, representing a rise of over 23.5% in 2011.The show has also been tweeting about industry news in real time for more than a year and it has a Viadeo hubthat allows professionals to discuss major topics. Its Twitter account has more than 330 followers and close to athousand people are involved in the Viadeo discussions. KEY FACTS – DIARY Dates From Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th November 2012 Venue Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte - Hall 6 2011 exhibitors 1,724 exhibitors from 36 countries Sectors Metal processing, Processing of plastics, rubber, composite materials, Wood processing, Processing of other materials Electronics and electricals Microtechniques, Surface treatments, thermal treatments and finishes, Industrial fastenings Industry services Industrial maintenance Expected visitors Over 40,000 trade visitors from 70 countries Web site www.midest.com Information Tel.: + 33 (0)1 47 56 21 66 - email@example.com Press contact: Christophe DUPREZ Reed Expositions France - 52-54 quai de Dion Bouton – CS 80001 - 92806 PUTEAUX CEDEX France Tel.: + 33 (0)1 47 56 21 57 - Fax: + 33 (0)1 47 56 21 40 firstname.lastname@example.org