This year’s edition of the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH, which is the largest event of this type in the Czech Republic, was extraordinarily successful again. Altogether 841 exhibitors presented their expositions there, 67 of them coming from abroad from 15 countries of the world, and the number of visitors thus exceeded the limit of 71,000 persons. This success would not have been possible without involvement of our long-term partners, and therefore we would like to express our thanks for the demonstrated support to the general partner of the trade fair, the ČEZ Group, to the car manufacturing company FORD for official cars of the trade fair, to the organisations and other institutions which provided their auspices for the event, as well as to all our professional and media partners. At the same time we would like to express our great thanks also to all visitors whose support is at the same time a great challenge for us in the future as well.
At this year’s International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH which was held at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE Exhibition Centre on 20 to 24 September 2016 it was possible to see presentations of altogether 841 exhibitors, 67 of which being from abroad, from 15 countries of the world. Together with the simultaneously held trade fairs FOR STAV, FOR THERM, FOR WOOD and BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA, the Exhibition Centre was visited by more than 71,000 people who admired excellent composition of exhibitors, including top leaders of the sectors, and also the rich accompanying programme of conferences, lectures and B2B negotiations. In many cases, record breaking participation was registered at individual events, which just proves the continuing great interest of professionals as well as the general public in the building sector.
Year of Crafts at FOR ARCH: Drones and clever households
How do traditional crafts look like in the digitalisation era? Why must craftsmen in Germany be able to completely connect a smart household and for what purpose do they use drones? These facts and many other interesting things were presented to participants of the Czech-German Craft Dialogue, which was organised by the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic (AMSP ČR) together with the Dresden Chamber of Trades and Crafts on 22 September 2016 at the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH 2016. The event presented the latest world trends in the development of trades and crafts at participation of domestic and German masters of individual sectors, guild masters and representatives of both the governments.
The ceremonial opening of the fair FOR ARCH was also attended by the Indonesian delegation of senior state officials led by the Indonesian Ambassador His Excellency Mr. A. Aulia Rachman and the CEO of the Department of the United States and European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Mr. Muhammad Anshor.
The fourth edition of international matchmaking Business meetings FOR ARCH was held on Trade Fair FOR ARCH at the exhibition area PVA EXPO PRAHA in Letnany on 22 September 2016.
This year's attendance was the highest, total of 121 companies from 12 countries have signed up! Besides ABF a.s. the event was organized by members of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Centre for Regional Development of the Czech Republic and Handwerkskammer Dresden in cooperation with partners from EEN and other institutions.
The GRAND PRIX competition for the best exhibit, which is organised by the ABF, a. s. company, has taken place at the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH 2016 this year as well. The competition was attended by altogether 41 registered products, and after the careful studying of the ground materials and on the basis of presentation of exhibits of the firms in the course of the first day of the trade fair the Jury granted five GRAND PRIX awards and six HONOURABLE MENTIONS without specifying any detailed order.
The first big news regarding the 2017 FOR ARCH international building trade fair is a new topic that will be included in the exhibition. The topic is current trends and new solutions in the field of security technologies, protection of buildings, security services and IT and cyber security – a topic which becomes more and more important each day.
The twenty-eighth edition of the largest International Building Trade Fair in the Czech Republic is opening its gates for visitors this afternoon. The FOR ARCH Trade Fair is held at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE Exhibition Centre and will last till Saturday, 24 September. More than eight hundred exhibitors from fifteen countries of the world will present there the latest trends from the field of the building industry on an exhibition area of almost 21,000 square metres.
Within the framework of the accompanying programme it is furthermore possible to attend specialised conferences with participation of leading personalities in the sector, important nation-wide architectonic competitions as well as a practical programme for entrepreneurs and the general public. A great innovation compared to previous editions is given by various daily topics - quality of products, energy performance management, professional education, smart house concepts and self-built house constructions. Newly it will be possible to use also the independent BUILDING ADVISORY CENTRE where professionals will provide, free of charge, useful advice within the framework of the daily topics focused on the ways of how to manage various construction issues. In terms of additional topics, FOR ARCH will be complemented by the accompanying trade fairs FOR STAV, FOR THERM, FOR WOOD and BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA.
Directors of designing companies consider the relatively high combustibility of wood to be the most serious disadvantage of the building use of wood. On the other hand, the possibility of mould attacks causes the least concern. This conclusion implies from the analysis which was prepared by the analytical company “CEEC Research” for the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH.
This year's conference will be a unique event as it will present the Italian style and design in the world of wellness and SPA. Come and see the HOTEL WELLNESS & SPA Conferenece which will be held within the BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA trade fair on 20-24 September 2016 in Prague. The event will present MARIO SANTINI, a remarkable Italian architect who has been engaged for many years in designing and construction of wellness centres. Mario Santini is an enthusiastic professional with passion for relaxation, namely saunas. He is the founder and president of the Italian Sauna Association. He actively takes part in sauna ceremonials as a sauna master, and this is not his first time in the Czech Republic – he is an avid participant of many events that are held here. Among sauna professionals and the enlightened public, he is popular due to his taking part in the top sauna contests, such as SaunaFest or Sauna Herbal Cup. Owing to his passion for wellness and saunas, he seeks to connect architecture with wellness, and it is on this topic that he is having his lecture within the conference. For more information (and for registration to the conference), visit http://spakonference.rain.cz/