24th International Fair of Road Construction Industry AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA

autostrada 2017 - galeria 09 2017's AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA ends in success

Cutting-edge machines galore, interesting technological solutions and lots of interesting discussions  - this is a nut-shell presentation of the 23  International Fair of Road Construction Industry AUTOSTRADA -POLSKA, the event held in Targi Kielce from 9 to 11 May.  The exhibition was graced with the presence of the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Construction and Infrastructure - Jerzy Szmit and representatives of all industry institutions.  The event brought together 14,000 business insiders.

The five simultaneously-held infrastructure exhibitions - Autostrada-Polska, Maszbud, Traffic-Expo-Til, Rotra and EUROPARKING Exhibition, were the showcase for 418 companies and used over 30 ​12 thousand square meters of exhibition space. In 2017, the expo halls and the outdoor exhibition grounds were the display for 418 exhibitors from 20 countries from all corners of the world.  The live demonstrations of road-construction machines generated an avid interest among the visitors. 

autostrada 2017 - galeria 42 Following the many-year tradition, the event's agenda included a whole array of problem-focussed meetings. One of the most important points of the programme was the debate under the banner of "Dialogue paves the way" organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction together with the signatories of the Road Industry White Paper.  The debate recapitulated the developments which have taken place over the year since the publication of the White Paper.  In the course of the event, Minister Szmit discussed the ministry's cooperation with the institutions' 
and road construction associations' representatives as well as with the industry's entrepreneurs.  He added that one of the results of the dialogue is "a deep change" in the contract templates used by contractors and the investor - the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways.

The fourth edition of the Competition for Construction Machines Operators "BIG BAU MASTER" was truly exciting.  For the first time in Poland, a woman took part in the competition of this kind - Natalia Śniadowska from Prądnik Korzkiewski. 

The Autostrada-Polska expo is a living proof of how the construction industry has been changing. Innovative products, such as electric, wheeled loader and special road safety barriers designed to improve safety abounded on the expo stands.  Visitors had the chance to find out how 3D printing supports this industry and whether robots are able to replace road workers.