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.
FOR ARCH 2017 to focus on the area of security technology
Nevertheless, the preparations for the next edition of the trade fair are underway already now. The International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH 2017 will take place from 19 to 23 September at the PVA EXPO PRAGUE Exhibition Centre in Prague-Letňany and will be focused on its new branch dealing with current trends and technologies in the field of security technology, systems of protection of buildings, security services, and last but not least also with the state-of-the-art information technologies and cybernetic protection. Dita Štěpánová has been entrusted with management of this branch. In terms of its content it will replace the FS Days (Prague Fire & Security Days) Trade Fair which has been organised as a part of the FOR ARCH Trade Fair for the last time this year.
Simultaneously held trade fairs will be merged under one brand
Large organisational changes are planned together with the new topic for the next edition of the International Building Trade Fair FOR ARCH as well. This means that the trade fair will not be divided anymore according to traditional branches into the simultaneously held trade fairs FOR STAV, FOR THERM, FOR WOOD and BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA, but on the other hand, it will be merged into one whole, which is to bear an umbrella name for all the existing topics. This decision will lead to the strengthening of the FOR ARCH brand on the one hand, and at the same time it will serve for the general public from the viewpoint of making the content of the event organised more transparent. All the accompanying materials will therefore be prepared for visitors in an individual graphic design, which may help, within the framework of the trade fair, to much easier orientation.
The two-day forum under preparation will present the latest building technologies and also their use
Already now you may look forward also to the brand-new two-day TECHNOLOGICAL FORUM, which is to arise in cooperation with the TZB-info portal. This will involve an informal meeting of professionals with representatives of state administration and self-government structures, whose aim is to help municipalities to use modern technologies for savings, development and effective maintenance and to intermediate contacts with technicians, designers and architects. In cooperation with the Ministry for Regional Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of the Environment, at first presentations will be made for various subsidy programmes for subsequent years and then this information will be followed up by leading manufacturers from the field of the building industry, use of water, electrical technologies, security and heating, who are to present the latest technologies and products together with their possible use to investors in short sessions.