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Tyrexpo Asia 2013 sets new standards as show comes of age in Singapore

Visitors grow by 22.5% exhibitors up 64% on 2011 Expo

A substantial increase in visitors to this month's Tyrexpo Asia 2013 exhibition in Singapore set new standards for the region's leading independent tyre and equipment event.

Tyrexpo Asia By attracting 4,355 individual visitors to the Singapore Expo Centre between 19-21 March, the exhibition lifted its performance by 22.5% compared to the 2011 show, itself a record at the time.

And confirming its standing as the most international tyre show in Asia, visitors were recorded from 97 different countries across the global tyre world. For the first time, buyers were recorded from among other countries such as Argentina, Burma, Finland, Gabon, Guam, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Seychelles and Vanuatu.

Another high point was the record number of exhibitors, with 250 suppliers representing a huge 64% increase from two years ago.

"We knew we had a record number of exhibitors in the hall, but until the doors opened on day one we couldn't predict that visitor numbers would show such substantial growth compared to 2011," says ECI International sales director, Rowena Suthers. "The show has been steadily gaining momentum over the past few years, but this year it has really come of age in every respect. In part we also attribute some of the success of the Tyrexpo Asia event to our other growing events in Africa, India and the UK in being able to deliver quality, focused events that meet the demands of both exhibitor and visitor expectations. ECI is proud in playing its part as a facilitator in bringing together tyre professionals from ever increasing global tyre sector markets."

Tyrexpo Asia 2013 opened in upbeat fashion on the back of predictions from Guest of Honour, Dr Stephen Evans, secretary-general of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), who forecast a 'decade of opportunity' for tyre makers and service providers.

"Much of the demand will originate from China and to a lesser extent India, but from an overall perspective the years through to 2022 will be a period of opportunity for tyre makers and the replacement and service sectors," said Dr Evans in his opening remarks as guest speaker.