Valve World 2018

BVAA Chairman Colin Findlay presenting at the Valve World British Reception

Stephane Moison (right) who is the President of Safi Thermoplastic Valves with John Freeman Area Sales Manager in the UK who has been with Safi for 30 years

BVAA Chairman Colin Findlay, British Consul General Rafe Courage and David Young from Severn Glocon

(L to R) Messe Operational Managing Director Wolfram Diener, British Consul General Rafe Courage, BVAA Chairman Colin Findlay, BVAA CEO Rob Bartlett

Mike Howells and Steve Barford from Emerson

The BVAA team arriving at the exhibition centre on Day 1

Thermal Designs UK Ltd team enjoying Valve World

The team from Allvalves with their BVAA member plaque
It has been another bustling and fast paced Valve World, the 11th International Valve Trade Fair Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The biennial event hosted a range of industries including oil and gas, water and wastewater processes, power generation, marine and offshore industries.

The BVAA booth was part of a shared exhibit which was made up of BVAA members including:
• Advanced Actuators
• AllValves
• Alco
• DFT
• Parker Hannifin
• Severn Glocon
• Smart Act

In addition to the above BVAA members our American counterpart the VMA also co-exhibited. We were able to meet over 70 members over the course of the event. Not only at our stand but also at our British reception on Tuesday 27th November.

This included a selection of fascinating canapés which comprised a range of unusual and intriguing pairings such as pear and stilton tartlets, vegetable crisps, cauliflower cheese nibbles, mini chocolate chip scones and roast lamb and pea puree on toast!

These eccentric offerings went down extremely well with many commenting on how moreish they were.

Alongside these British inspired snacks, a traditional selection of Oxfordshire Hook Norton beers were readily available to quench the thirst of our attendees.

The evening event included speeches as well as fantastic networking opportunities for attendees and BVAA members.

The general feedback of the exhibition overall was positive from our members with many commenting on a large number of great leads and contacts obtained throughout the three-day exhibition.

There were over 650 exhibitors from 40 countries who occupied 18,000 sqm in Halls 3 to 5, showing their latest technologies, components and systems for industrial valves, fittings and pumps.

The second day proved to be exceptionally busy with good footfall around the Conference centre.

This meant a host of great opportunities to meet potential clients and connect the supply chain with demand.

Valve World represents one of the peak Valve events available and one that is most definitely worth a visit.

Valve World will be returning on the 1st - 3rd December 2020 at the Messe Dusseldorf.

As ever it was a fantastic exhibition which really showcased the vast offerings of the dynamic and thriving Valve and Actuator industry.

Want to know more about Valve World 2020?
Contact us today for more information about how to co-exhibit with the BVAA: ellie@bvaa.org.uk

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 48


Summer 2019 // Issue 49
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