'Made in Germany' pavilion at Canterbury BuildNZ | designex 2016
4 – 6 August 2016, Christchurch (Horncastle Arena)
NZ's largest building and construction trade event
After a successful trade show in 2014 in Christchurch, the New Zealand Business Association (NZGBA) again organised a 'Made in Germany' pavilion at this year’s event. 12 firms from the building sector with connections to Germany exhibited their newest innovations with us, successfully making new contacts and creating brand awareness for their products.
Overall, more than 2,500 building, construction, architecture and design professionals attended 2016's BuildNZ Canterbury as well as more than 130 local and international exhibitors. Throughout the three-day event, various seminars were held to discuss the newest developments in the sector. Christchurch’s mayor Lianne Dalziel described the trade show as ‘an opportunity to really see some creative and innovative solutions’.
Among the 'Made in Germany' pavilion exhibitors the feedback was also very positive:
‘The show last week was a great opportunity to meet likeminded people operating in the same industry. It was also interesting to share thoughts with other companies who operate under the NZGBA and see what they are doing and what they have to offer. Overall a very worthwhile experience that I took a lot out of and will be recommending we attend again’, stated Rhys Casley, Construction Division Manager of EDL Fasteners.
Mark Veitch, Business Development Manager of Vestner, called his company’s attendance ‘very valuable in providing us with an opportunity to discuss and market our lift products. Those who visited our stand were genuine and I am sure we will achieve a return on investment. Sharing a stand with the NZGBA worked very well as did being part of the NZGBA wider company community’. He thanked NZGBA staff for their support.
Lastly, the NZGBA would like to thank the German Embassy for their valued contribution to the networking event, as well as Heller’s for the outstanding German Bratwurst, and Giesen Wines who supplied us with some of their best wines.
To book your stand for BuildNZ Auckland from 25 – 27 June 2017 within the 'Made in Germany' pavilion contact Sandy.
All exhibitors of the 'Made in Germany' pavilion are listed here.
Pictures of our 'Made in Germany' pavilion at the Canterbury buildnz | designex 2016 are uploaded here.
A video of the Canterbury BuildNZ | designex 2016 can be found here.