COMPARED EVENTS

PLAST 2000

PLAST ’03

Date8-13 May 2000 (6 days)6-10 May 2003 (5 days)
VenueMilan Fairground: halls 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9-1, 9-2, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26Milan Fairground: halls 8, 9-1, 9-2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20-1, 20-2, 21, 22, 23
Opening hours10-1810-18
Entrancesgate Metropolitana,
gate Eginardo,
gate Carlo Magno,
gate Domodossola,
gate VI Febbraio
gate Metropolitana,
gate Eginardo,
gate Gattamelata,
gate Domodossola
Net exhibiting area71,852 sqm (83% machinery – 11% raw materials – 6% finished products)71,336 sqm (84% machinery – 10% raw materials – 6% finished products)
Exhibitors number1,660 (967 Italian and 693 foreign; 1,239 direct and 421 through representatives)1,703 (1,028 Italian and 675 foreign; 1,199 direct and 504 through representatives)
Foreign represented countries4752
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States of America, Venezuela, VietnamArgentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Eire, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela
Visitors (total)70,63167,907
Italian visitors46,92843,183
Foreign visitors23,703 from 116 countries24,724 from 126 countries
Origin of foreign visitorsEurope (57%), Africa (10%), Middle East (8%), Other countries Asia (6%), North America (2%), Latin America (16%), Oceania (1%)Europe (67.7%), Africa (8.5%), Middle East (8.2%), Other countries Asia (6.0%), North America (2.3%), Latin America (7.1%), Oceania (0.2%)
First 10 origin countriesFrance (8.1%), Spain (7.7%), Germany (7.5%), Brazil (4.5%), Switzerland (4.0%), Turkey (3.9%), Slovenia (3.8%), Great Britain (3.2%), Greece (3.1%), Portugal (2.7%)Germany (8.1%), Spain (7.3%), France (6.5%), Turkey (5.1%), Switzerland (4.4%), Greece (3.9%), Iran (3.2%), Slovenia (3.1%), Poland (2.7%), Israel (2.6%)
Percentage of visitsMonday 8 (8.8%)
Tuesday 9 (12.9%)
Wednesday 10 (14.9%)
Thursday 11 (19.4%)
Friday 12 (20.0%)
Saturday 13 (24.0%)
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Tuesday 6 (11.7%)
Wednesday 7 (17.3%)
Thursday 8 (23.9%)
Friday 9 (24.2%)
Saturday 10 (22.9%)