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After four days, the biennial business fairs BIAM - 26th International Machine Tool and Tools Fair and WELDING - 29th International Welding and Anticorrosion Fair, the only industrial fairs in the country, were closed today.

The main sponsor of the fairs Biam&Welding was ELEKTRODA ZAGREB d.d., and the partner was DALEKOVOD d.d.

In the pavilions 8A and 9 a total of 120 exhibitors from 19 countries were presented.

Renowned Croatian and world manufacturers, distributors and service providers featured new machine tools, tools, welding equipment and technologies for protection against corrosion as well as technological solutions and sophisticated IT applications, flexible solutions and new product development technologies (primarily Croatia and countries from the region).

The interest of both visitors and exhibitors to participate in this group of fairs is growing from year to year. In addition to daily presentations of exhibitors, Biam and Welding fairs also achieved success in the trade visits segment.

Ruđer Bošković Technical School and Zagreb Fair organized the School Day, whose goal was to popularize vocational careers, connect employers, partners, students, future students and all interested parties and to promote their networking and interaction. Schools from Županja, Slavonski Brod, Dugo Selo, Zagreb, Križevci presented themselves at the School Day. A conference titled: "The future of vocational careers with smart technologies" took place as well.

Among the professional events, we wish to single out the traditional KORMAT, 25th International Symposium on Material Protection and Industrial Finishing organized by the Croatian Society for Material Protection. The aim of the Symposium was to present contemporary achievements in the field of protection against corrosion of construction materials, coating methods, corrosion in concrete, application of corrosion inhibitors, cathodic protection and quality assurance. Experts in the sector were able to improve their knowledge on construction materials and modern methods of protection against corrosion.

The Welding coordinators seminar of great significance for the industry, was organized by the Croatian Association for Welding Technology in cooperation with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture - Chair of Welded Structures and Zagreb Fair, where eminent expert held lectures. Welding coordination in production plants and at building sites is a very demanding job, so that the experts who perform it must be familiar not only with legal and technical regulations but also with the latest achievements in the sector.

The fairs were opened by Mr. Tomislav Tomašević, Mayor of the City of Zagreb who pointed out: "I am glad that this year many domestic and foreign companies recognized the opportunity to present themselves to customers and their potential partners at the fairs and that Biam&Welding are making a big comeback. What is especially important to emphasize is the connection between the business community and Zagreb secondary schools, where the City of Zagreb must be some kind of a moderator of this cooperation with city companies such as Zagreb Fair.

"Recognized by high business efficiency and a profiled overall offer, Biam&Welding are positioned as the leading fairs in the country whose quality has for years been recognized by the industrial sector, featuring the latest technological solutions in the field. With the mission of a regional fair leader in the sector, during four days the fairs will turn into a business hub with B2B meetings for all existing and potential partners and exhibitors", emphasized Mrs. Renata Suša, Zagreb Fair Director.

Admission to the fairs was free.