For the 14th time, the Iranian trade fair IranConMin has invited the movers and shakers of the international construction and mining industries to Tehran. From 2nd to 5th November 2018 exhibitors will meet at the Tehran Permanent Fairground, where 15,000 m2 of floor space will be dedicated to showcasing their product portfolios for all items related to mining, construction machinery and construction systems. Germany and China will each be represented with their own pavilion, while Poland, Finland and Italy also plan joint appearances. In 2017, around 20,500 professional visitors attended the largest and most international construction trade fair in the region, as did around 300 exhibitors from 15 different countries. Iran continues to offer interesting growth opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises in particular.
The IranConMin has been the largest construction trade fair in Iran for a number of years, which brings international exhibitors together with the most important decision-makers in Iran and experts from the construction and mining sectors. The trade fair is accompanied by a seminar program which also encourages exchange away from the trade fair stands. There, international experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the construction and mining sector and showcase current product developments and trends. Since the event began in 1994 it has been hosted by IMAG GmbH, a subsidiary of Messe München, which organizes the IranConMin together with its partners Palar Samaneh Co. and IranMineHouse.
As in previous years, Germany, one of Iran’s biggest trade partners in machine building, will take part in the fair with its own stand. The Federal Republic has a long history of trading with Iran, and increased its exports there by around 21 % – i.e. to 901 m € in 2017. This puts Germany slightly ahead of Italy and behind China, which in recent years has become Iran’s largest trade partner across all sectors. German companies will be able to exhibit under the “Made in Germany” label at a shared stand sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
The trade fair is being endorsed by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), whose Managing Director Thilo Brodtmann considers German-Iranian foreign trade as feasible as ever, commenting in a press release at the beginning of May that: “Provided the EU doesn’t impose sanctions on Iran again, it will be possible for German trade and industry to legally do business with Iran.” He also took the opportunity to assure members of the federation of the VDMA’s support in this matter.
Thanks to Iran‘s mineral wealth, the mining sector continues to play a major role in the country. Iran has huge deposits of iron ore, copper and zinc. (IMAG/Si.)