3 months before the next PaintExpo, more than 430 exhibitors from 23 countries have already made firm bookings for their booth locations. With more than 131,000 square feet, occupied net floor space already amounts more than 117% of all floor space utilised at the event in 2012. This great demand of companies from Europe, America and Asia confirms the significance attributed to PaintExpo as a global presentation and procurement platform by suppliers from all areas of industrial coating technology. PaintExpo’s recipe for success is its exclusive focus on industrial coating technology. The offerings presented by the leading international trade fair within this field are more comprehensive and market-oriented than anywhere else in the world – ranging from pre-treatment to final inspection. As a result, it’s the number one information and procurement platform for users around the globe. Consequently, more than 8000 expert visitors from 63 countries travelled to Karlsruhe to attend the event in 2012. Most of them brought concrete tasks and projects along with them.