easyFairs has acquired the Belgian business-to-business exhibition organiser, Fairtec. The move brings together a portfolio of industrial technology shows in sectors such as measurement and control instrumentation, pumps and valves, subcontracting, welding, safety and security. Koen Damman, who has led Fairtec since November 2000, will stay on during the transition period until 2011.
Fairtec was founded in 1991. It successfully pioneered time-saving innovations such as the “one-day fair” formula, making it a good fit for easyFairs. “Customer friendliness, service orientation and excellent content for exhibitors and visitors are the hallmarks of a Fairtec event. easyFairs convinced us that they are well positioned to build on this tradition of qualitative contact and ‘exhibitions with character’ while making things even more time & cost-effective for our exhibitors and visitors,” commented Damman.
The Fairtec exhibitions, which attract a total 850 exhibitors and nearly 30,000 visitors, will be integrated under the direction of easyFairs Belgium’s Managing Director, Philippe Willegems. “Fairtec shows are already similar to our own. I am looking forward to working with Koen over the coming months and getting to know the Fairtec exhibitor, visitor and partner communities,” said Willegems.