On Mar.25 the local time, 09 Ferroforma opens in Bilbao Exhibition Center. It is known that FERROFORMA, established in 1974, began its cooperation with Bilbao Exhibition Centre and Koelnmesse since Jan. 2008, with the aim to develop exhibitions in the world’s hardware industry: International Hardware Fair/Practical World and Ferroforma. The exhibition will be held in Bilbao in the odd years, and the even years in Cologne.
The main exhibiting products include: locks, security equipment & fitting; power tools & woodworking machinery; building hardware & material; industrial supply products; labor insurance products; fasteners; store and storage equipment and fitting; home supplies; decoration hardware; electric products & lighting; home improvement & DIY products; gardening tools & products; industry services. Covering wide range of related industries, this show was held in Hall 1, 3 and 5 at the same time. Based on the statistics from the organizing committee, there are 776 exhibitors in this show among which 65% are from 26 countries outside Spain. The foreign exhibitors are mainly from German, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, India and Taiwan; others are from Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, China Hong Kong, China Mainland, Egypt, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Pakistan, Japan, Belgium and Argentina. There are twelve fastener enterprises from China Mainland, like Hunan Liangang Fasteners Co., Ltd., Shanghai Fast-Fix Rivet Corp., Jiashan Zhongsheng Metal Products Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Huantai Fastener Co., Ltd., Ningbo Zhonglian Fastener MFG. Co., Ltd., Wuxi 3 Star Rivets Manufacture, etc. As the most popular and professional fastener media in China, China Fastener Info also took part in this show, with its mission of dispatching CFD to fastener buyers and inviting them to join the 2nd Fastener Trade Show in Guangzhou dated from Sep.23-25.
Spain is a developed country, with its GDP of 1.4 trillion USD in 2007, ranking fifth in EU and eighth in the world. As the mainstay of the national economy, the service industry Includes culture, education, health, commerce, tourism, scientific research, social insurance, transport, finance, etc.. The major industrial sectors include shipbuilding, steel, automobiles, cement, mining, building, textile, chemical, leather, power and other industries. Among these, tourism and financial sectors are the most developed industries in Spain, especially tourism which is the pillar for national economy and one of the major sources of foreign exchange.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Museo Guggenheim Bilbao) is an art gallery specialized in exhibiting contemporary art. As one of the Guggenheim Museums in the world, this museum was established in 1997 by Guggenheim Foundation. It’s designed by Frank Gehry as the representing work of deconstruction.