Leading global electrical manufacturing exhibition opens in Turkey

Following the success of its shows in Berlin, Chicago and Shanghai, the CWIEME brand is now adding a new exhibition to its portfolio. CWIEME Istanbul - held 18-20th November 2015 - will be the only event dedicated to coil winding, electric motor and transformer manufacturing technologies in this growing region.

Straddling East and West, Turkey has developed into one of the electrical manufacturing industry's fastest growing markets of late. In recent years it has become a major international hub for transformer manufacturing - 15% of Turkey's electrical machinery exports are from the transformer, electric motor and generator sectors. Meanwhile, demand for electricity in the country is expected to grow at 7% per annum until 2023, matching the government's economic and infrastructure ambitions for the future. The total amount of investment needed to meet this demand is estimated at 130 billion USD.


"The recent growth we've seen in the electrical manufacturing sector, not just in Turkey but across the entire region, presents an ideal opportunity for us to help manufacturers and suppliers come together in a proven, successful format as these markets continue to develop," says Haf Cennydd, portfolio director at i2i Events Group, the company behind the CWIEME exhibition series.

As a result CWIEME Istanbul will be opening its doors to electrical designers, engineers, buyers and decision-makers for the first time at the Istanbul Expo Center, next to the Ataturk International Airport, on 18-20th November this year. Visitors are expected to arrive from across the Middle East, North Africa, continental Europe, the Balkans and CIS countries to meet with more than 100 exhibitors, such as CWIEME regulars Permabond, Rancan, R. Bourgeois, and Alliance Windings and newcomers İnci Makina, Emtel and Can Kalıp. Products on show will include materials (electrical steels, permanent magnets, resins, oils and coatings), components (wires, connectors, relays, motors), machinery (winding and welding equipment), and services (IT, test and measurement, contract manufacturing, maintenance and repairs).

"CWIEME is our choice to show the world our technology and knowledge and it's a big opportunity to meet our customers, share ideas and start new business relationships. We are excited to be part of CWIEME Istanbul and explore new potential markets," says Lorenzo Veglia, sales manager at DMG Meccanica, an Italian manufacturer of machines for the production of stators for alternators and electric motors.

Baris Aktan, business development manager at Turkish cable accessories supplier Boydem says: "We are happy to be a part of CWIEME as it is one of the most important platforms for bringing suppliers and manufacturers together. Now we are looking forward to CWIEME Istanbul as it will not only let us meet with our current clients and inform us about the latest news in the industry but also provide us with new business contacts from central Asian and North African countries."

Trade and education
Like all other exhibitions in the CWIEME portfolio, CWIEME Istanbul will not only be an occasion to meet with leading suppliers, but to keep up to date will all the latest market and technical developments. The CWIEME Connect Theatre will host a free-to-attend programme of seminars focusing on increasing energy and manufacturing efficiency and the technical challenges it brings, as well as growth opportunities in the renewable energy sector, and design innovations in EV and hybrid technology. Expert speakers will include Safinaz Aybar, product and technology innovation manager at Alstom; Josefin Berg, senior analyst, IHS Technology; Dr. Faical Turki, head of R&D at Vahle; Hakan Gedik, head of R&D for industrial motors at Arcelik; Flavio Mauri, transformer expert at Enel Distribuzion; and Prof. Nejat Tuncay, dean of the engineering faculty at Turkey's Okan University and a specialist in e-mobility design and technology.

"CWIEME Istanbul will be the only exhibition in the region to cater directly to the needs of electric motor, generator, transformer and appliance manufacturers. We look forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors - both domestic and international - to this first edition of the show," Cennydd concludes.

CWIEME Istanbul - a new gateway to business in Turkey and the Middle East

Dates and times: Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November 2015, 09:30-17:30
Friday 20th November 2015, 09:30-17:00

Venue: Istanbul Expo Center, Yesilköy Mah. Atatürk Cad. No: 5/5, Bakirköy, 34149, Istanbul, Turkey

Admission: Free. An onsite registration fee will apply for those who have not already registered online.

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