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BIEMH & COVID-19
BIEMH 2024 will occur between the dates June 3rd – June 7th. Organisers assure that a strict safe-fair concept has been implemented at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre. The most comprehensive COVID-19 protective measures are put in place. They will include social distancing protocols and mandatory masking. Participants will be required to present 3G entry documentation upon arrival if travelling from a country that is not part of the EU or Schengen.
Established in 1961, BIEMH has proven itself to be one of the central trade fairs for the machine tools industry. Over the decades, it has become a true benchmark with a global significance. The fair is a bright stage where some of the biggest companies present ground-breaking technologies and visitors can see how the latest advances can be applied to their equipment and services. The list of machinery and equipment features: metal-cutting machine-tools; metrology; product development and manufacturing software; automation of processes; handling; robotics; welding and chemical products.
BIEMH is about to hold its 31st edition in Bilbao, Spain and programming will run for five full days in the middle of June. The international trade fair is traditionally held in mid- to late May, but the pandemic has made some changes. BIEMH is meant for a professional audience only and the work hours are set for 09:30 in the morning until 18:00 in the afternoon. Be sure to check the schedule for any changes. Bilbao Exhibition Centre and AFM organise the exhibition at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre every two years in close collaboration with AIMHE. The Bilbao Exhibition Centre has a terrific location, some 13 km from Bilbao airport and 2 km from the ferry. If you’re staying in Barakaldo, you can catch the city bus KBus. In Bilbao, there’s Line 3136 Bizkaibus and metro line 2 from the “Ansio” station, which takes you directly to the exhibition centre.
What Are People Saying?
• “We are encouraged by the reactivation of the sector in Europe, which means that the fair will be more technological and innovative. We are distributors of Spanish, Italian and Turkish companies of cutting and forming metalworking machinery and we are very interested in exploring the possibilities offered by additive manufacturing,” - Rosario Soto, President of DISMA;
• “We came to offer multi-process continuous 5-axis technology under the supervision of Industry 4.0,” - Mikel Almandoz, Commercial Manager of IBARMIA;
• “We are going to invest in new machines and we are interested in buying equipment, so our visit to BIEMH is very interesting. It is the first time we come to the fair, and our first impression – mine and that of other American delegates – is very positive, both from the aspect of the organisation and the exhibition. The equipment’s offers has a very high quality,” - Blaine Young, Tooling Coordinator at SPX Process Equipment (United States)
Audience & Statistics
As we’ve already touched upon, BIEMH is a leading business platform in Europe and this is very clearly seen in the numbers. The last physical edition had over 1750 international exhibitors on the show floor and together they attracted an audience that reached 42,400 trade visitors. Together they generated 136,000 business contacts, which is a strong reason why you should attend. It’s a proven way to generate new business in a meaningful way. Geographically, there were 61 countries represented at BIEMH. The trade fair is of great interest to markets such as Germany, Austria, Belgium, China, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey, which are recognized as leaders on a global level. It’s also important to note that trade visitors come from all kinds of professional backgrounds – automotive, aerospace, aeronautics, ancillary, capital goods, metal construction, energy generation, domestic appliance, household goods, railway, cutting & plate-work subcontracting, mould & die, gas & oil industry.
Book hotels close to the Bilbao Exhibition Centre and make first-rate savings. Trade Fair Trips ltd has a large database of hotels all over Bilbao, Spain and works with clients at every single price point. The upcoming 2022 edition of BIEMH is set to bring thousands. Don’t lose on the top hotel rates and make your hotel reservation today. Whether you want budget accommodation or upscale suites, we know it all and book your room in a matter of hours. All offers are for properties close to the exhibition centres and near public transportation for a quick commute. Trade Fair Trips ltd is also responsible for your time at BIEMH. Clients can use us to hire a team to build their booths at the trade fair or place a reservation for a meeting room. Tell us the time, the size and the A/V equipment you need. Our team handles the rest.
The 2022 edition of BIEMH was a live event that commemorated the return of the trade show and industry to face-to-face editions. It was hosted at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) from June 13 to June 17, 2022. The venue implemented rigorous Covid-19 safety precautions, including social distancing and the compulsory use of face masks. The exhibition attracted 35,000 visitors from 52 countries who examined the over 3,400 displayed items of over 1,400 exhibitors from 28 countries. In addition, 300 invited leading buyers attended the event.
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How to get to BIEMH
Bilbao Airport – not advisable
Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao Station – not advisable
Bilbao Airport – 17 mins via N-637
Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao Station – 20 mins via A-8
By public transport:
Bilbao Airport – 1hr via transports A3247 and Linea De Metro Bilbao
Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo-Bilbao Station – 30 mins via Linea De Metro Bilbao