"Foam Expo Europe held a really specialized and focused event. During Foam Expo North America, we found many new leads which we have found an ideal solution for their production. Meeting producers and converters in the same place for us so important. We can take the chance to discuss with them about their production needs and show, explain and deepen our solutions: often we know the application, we know how to do, and we have the proper machine to do it. For Producers and Converters it is so important too, for getting a first sight at our machineries and become aware of our technology and knowhow. We've participated in this show from the begining and plan to be part of it for many editions to come."
Emanuele Evangelisti, Sales Area, IMESA s.r.l.
"They have the whole package! Industry focused conferences, which can be upon your choice technical, market or application centric, coupled with a full set of exhibitors from the whole foam industry. The "human" size of the show makes it the perfect place if you intended to gather either knowledge, future partners or new product / application ideas. From my personal experience the show met my expectations and provided me with directions if not answers to most of my questions and product challenges. Definitively worth to attend!"
Frederic Sicard, Research lead engineer - Composite & Process, Jaguar and Land Rover.
''The shows been fantastic, really well organised, a great mixture of machinery and conversion and suppliers so were very happy to attend.''
Peter Nicholls, Packaging Application Centre Manager, Sealed Air
"We want to sincerely thank you for the professional organisation managed by the Smarter Shows team and the successful event of Foam Expo 2018. Interests and contacts really exceeded our expectations."
Benoit Martin, Suteau-Anver
"Baumer were happy to join the FoamExpo Hanover for their first show as we had heard so many good things about the past years held in Novi USA.The show was for German standards quite small but this intermit gathering allowed a very personal opportunity to meet and greet so many existing and new customers. We look forward to our continued relationship with the FoamExpo show. It was a well organized and friendly atmosphere all round."
Terry Borchard, Sales and Key Account Manager, Baumer of America Inc.
''So, we attended Foam Expo in the US last year and this year, right from the very beginning in the US and it was a very productive show for us. I think the fact that it’s very compact and very specific, a lot of very closely associated businesses from the start we wanted to be here from the get go. I think that even from the very start this morning its' been very solid and full, a lot of visitors to the booth and it's been constantly busy, the venues good.''
Colleen Ward, Vice President Global Marketing, Avery Dennison
“A very interesting fair from all points of view, technical and commercial. In a single space you can understand what happens in many sectors of this industry, raw materials, machinery, customers, competitors, etc. Complemented by interesting technical conferences”
José V. Fernández Morales - Application Engineering Manager, Trocellen Ibérica S.A.
''We have exhibited at Foam Expo US previously and we’ve had a good turn out there and good quality leads so were very happy to be here for the first Foam Expo Europe. We’ve had a very good start and collected more leads than we anticipated and run out of brochures and seen a good quality of visitor. Very happy so far.''
Rosemary Alton, Group Marketing Director, Zotefoams
“It´s been my first time at the FoamExpo and surely not my last. I experienced a small but mighty expo with all the important players in the market. I had fruitful conversations and the presentations gave a good overlook of what is happening in the market at the moment.”
Christian Probst, Business Development Manager, Nouryon
''I think it’s a fantastic show, I heard about it first in the US and now for the first time in Europe. Lots of very good and interesting companies located in one place.''
Roman Ploczek, EMEA Business Development Manager and Converters Transportation Business Sector, Nitto
''We’ve had a lot of interesting talks here, so lots of people visiting us with their different problems. Very interesting for us and we hope to deepen the relationship with those guys further.''
Alexander Spengler, Customer Training, Netzsch
''This is the first day, we are excited to be here for the first time. We are looking for suppliers of cutting machines, it’s great to be here.''
Wojciech Mierzejewskim, Foam & Rubber Converting
''Its my first event in this industry and it’s a great chance to meet all the different producers in this industry. It’s a pleasure to be here and its well organised and a great opportunity to meet all the decision makers of different companies.''
Benedict Waehlisch, Purchasing Manager, Gergonne
''It’s very good, concentrated and effective.''
Lieven Daeleman, Area Technical & Sales Manager, Everad Adhesives SAS
"I’ve had a terrific day, a lot of people, it’s a very intense show and everybody is in the foam business here so everybody knows what foam is. It’s all pretty high quality, everybody visits you and knows what they are looking for as well, we’ve enjoyed it."
James Godfrey, Sales Director, UFM
"We had a very good, fantastic day yesterday. We had a lot of customers. Right from the beginning, people were here and we sold two machines here yesterday, what more can you expect for a first day."
Christopher Thornhill, Director, ATOM
''Foam Expo Europe is really great to meet peers from around the globe; we have people here from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Europe and the US, so coming here and seeing what the industry is doing in one place is much more efficient than going around the world and meeting these people in their own countries.''
Norman R. Rafael, Chief Corporate Development & Investor Relations Officer, Armacell International S.A.
''It's just been a great show from start to finish for both the days that I've been here. Existing customers, new customers, I've spoken to people from all over the world as far as Australia, it's been a fantastic experince.''
Mark Cox, Manager, Palziv Ltd
"The 1st edition of Foam Expo ‘Europe’ has proven to be a really worthwhile dedicated event to the foam industry has created a buzz of positive comments. CMC have closed 4 new machine orders which rapidly promoted Carlo Cevenini to book their stand for next year."
Phil Johnson – Ramfoam, Pasquale Romeo – UK Operations Manager