2 DAYS – 3 EVENTS – 1 VENUE
Wednesday 22 march 2023
10u00 – 19u00
(afterwork drink from 18h)
Thursday 23 march 2023
10u00 – 18u00
Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191
Antwerp, 7 March 2022
400 exhibitors together account for the biggest trade event ever for industrial fluid and gas technologies, measurement and control techniques and production-oriented maintenance at Antwerp Expo.
On 23 and 24 March 2022, 3 industrial trade shows will ensure a completely sold-out Antwerp Expo. With a record number of 400 exhibitors, Pumps & Valves, Maintenance and M+R will fill all 5 halls at Antwerp Expo. The result is 18,500 m² of solutions for industrial pumps, valves, seals, process instrumentation, automation, maintenance and asset management.
3 industrial trade shows together for the first time
The Maintenance and Pumps & Valves duo-fair has been successfully organised at Antwerp Expo since 2012. In the odd-numbered years, the trade shows Worksafe, M+R (measurement and control technology for the process industry) and Maintenance were combined as a 3-part combination at Antwerp Expo. Due to Covid-19, the March 2020 edition of Maintenance and Pumps & Valves could not take place. Since not a single trade show or live event was allowed to take place in the spring of 2021 because of government measures, the diary conundrum became ever more complex.
Considering the M+R measurement and control technology for the process industry trade show closely matches the technologies that can be found at Pumps & Valves and Maintenance, we decided in February 2021 to organise these 3 strong trade shows together in March 2022 for the first time in their long existence.
The main objective of this strategy was to give our exhibitors, partners and visitors from the various industries a lot of momentum with the timing that they are used to (the month of March). This momentum obviously also had to fall into a period when trade shows could be organised again.
Back to enjoying the vigour of face-to-face conversations without restrictions!
Over the past 2 years we have all discovered both the simplicity and the limitations of digital communication tools. The Zoom, Teams or Webex meetings have helped us a great deal to keep communicating with each other. But for initial introductions, sales discussions, more complex technical meetings, knowledge transfer or informal chats, face-to-face conversations are still irreplaceable.
At Pumps & Valves, Maintenance and M+R on 23 & 24 March 2022, it will be the first time since the start of the pandemic 2 years ago that our visitors and exhibitors can meet each other again on the fair floor without restrictive measures. This will be a wonderful time that everyone is looking forward to immensely.
New topics such as hydrogen, steam techniques and 15 other masterclasses will be able to be followed live again.
There is also a richly filled fringe programme with more than 15 masterclasses that can be attended live again at Pumps & Valves, Maintenance and M+R 2022.
Hydrogen. Together with the organisation Waterstofnet.eu we are organising a masterclass on Wednesday 23 March to cover the current situation of the hydrogen network in Flanders and the Netherlands. As well as providing an insight into future plans, the masterclass will also look at the technical aspects that hydrogen installations need to satisfy. Our 3 trade shows will be attended by no fewer than 400 suppliers with the best technologies in pumps, valves, seals, measuring techniques, piping… and maintenance. It can only be very interesting for our exhibitors to attend this session.
Steam techniques. The majority of energy consumption in industry in Belgium is related to the generation of heat in the production process. Together with the organisation Energik vzw, the Flemish association for energy and environmental technology, on Thursday 24 March we will be organising Steam Technology Day 2022. The latest updates on the configurations, maintenance and performance of steam installations will then be explained.
Process Analyser Technology. There will also be a specialised masterclass on Process Analyser Technology in the 4.0 era together with ie-net. Masterclasses are also being organised with the associations BEMAS, EHEDG, VMX …
The full programme of the free masterclasses can be found on the websites of the 3 trade shows.
Innovations from the many exhibitors up for discovery
With all the various innovations, visitors can again take a guided tour of the exhibitors’ innovations. Of all the innovations received, 4 innovation awards will also be presented: the BEMAS Maintenance Digital Innovation Award and the BEMAS Maintenance Innovation Award, the M+R Innovation Award and finally the Valves Innovation Award. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 23 March at 6 p.m. at the networking bar in hall 3.
Pumps & Valves, Maintenance and M+R will be open on Wednesday 23 March from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Thursday 24 March from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All 5 halls at Antwerp Expo will be completely filled by 400 exhibitors, presenting the largest offer to date. Apart from monitoring the air quality in the halls, there will no longer be any restrictive measures imposed on our exhibitors and visitors.
Easyfairs organises events that offer visitors a vision of the future while bringing communities together.
The group currently organises 200 face-to-face events in 14 countries and manages 8 event locations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. Easyfairs employs more than 600 people and organises 30 events a year in Belgium. It also manages 4 event locations: Flanders Expo (Ghent), Antwerp Expo, Nekkerhal-Brussels North (Mechelen) and Namur Expo.
Making the lives our customers “simpler” is our passion. Our digital tools and initiatives offer our communities the possibility of effectively networking and doing business the whole year through.
In 2018 Easyfairs in Belgium was named as “Entrepreneur of the Year®” and was
acknowledged as a “Great Place to Work”. In 2021 Deloitte named Easyfairs “Best Managed Company” for the 3rd year in a row.
The company is ranked 17th in the list of the world’s leading exhibition companies.
“Visit the future” with Easyfairs and read more at www.easyfairs.com
Info & press contact
Dieter Wilssens Group event director Easyfairs Belgium
+32 (0)3 280 53 40
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- From Brussels via the E19 motorway: take Exit 5a “Antwerpen-Centrum”. At the lights, turn left, direction Singel-Zuid. At the second lights, turn left into Jan van Rijswijcklaan. After 200 m you’ll see Antwerp Expo on your left.
- From Ghent via the E17 motorway: take Exit 5 “Wilrijk/Berchem” off the ring, then first right and first right again at the ESSO gas station. Turn right again at the end of the street and you’ll see Antwerp Expo at your right.
- From Breda, Hasselt or Turnhout: take the ring road in the direction of Brussels. Take Exit 5, marked “Wilrijk”. At the lights, you will see an arrow for Antwerp expo ahead of you. Drive past the Crowne Plaza Hotel on your left. Turn right at the end of the street and you’ll see Antwerp Expo to the right.
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- By train (NMBS): take the train to the Antwerp Central Station. From the station, take tram number 2, tram 6 or bus 17. More info on www.belgianrail.be.
- By tram (De Lijn): Tram 2: Merksem – Hoboken (direction Hoboken) and Tram 6: Luchtbal – Olympiade (direction Olympiade). Both trams stop right in front of the entrance to Antwerp Expo. More info on www.delijn.be.
- By bus (De Lijn): Bus 17: Rijnkaai – Centraal Station – UZA (direction UZA) and bus 22: Groenplaats – Valaar – UZA (direction UZA). More info on www.delijn.be.
- You can use the paying parking at the visitor’s parking Vogelzang right next to Antwerp Expo
- You can park for free at the public road on the Vogelzanglaan and on different parkings in the area.