The exhibition hosted the Minister of Infrastructure - Andrzej Adamczyk and representatives of all industry institutions.
The four simultaneously-held infrastructure exhibitions - Autostrada-Polska, Maszbud, Traffic-Expo-Til, Rotra and EUROPARKING Exhibition were the showcase for 261 companies from 18 countries from all corners of the world which used over 15 thousand square meters of exhibition space. Almost 10,500 visitors attended all the exhibition. The 11 industry conferences and knowledge-packed meetings organised within the scope of the expo hosted nearly 1,000 participants.The sessions scope included innovations in road engineering, construction of new bridges in Poland, concrete roads and roadside greenery planning. The sixth edition of the Competition for Construction Machines Operators BIG BAU MASTER also proved very popular, just like the demonstrations of construction machines simulators and test drives. The Autostrada - Polska expo is a living proof of how the construction industry has been changing. There were innovative products abundance put on show at the expo stands, and among them the fleet management systems and special barriers to designed to improve road safety.
The AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA Expo was graced with the presence of, inter alia Andrzej Adamczyk, the Minister of Infrastructure who partook in the official AUTOSTRADA opening gala ceremony. In his speech he stressed the importance of the Kielce trade show for the whole road construction and infrastructure business sector. The problems the road sector is currently facing were also addressed.
- The problem of Italian companies appeared already six years ago, now it is back. I hope we can deal with this. My wish for the expo - may it develop in a dynamic way. Its dynamism is the main characteristics of the event - said Minister Adamczyk. The exhibition was also graced with the presence of the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Rafał Weber, as well as of Tomasz Żuchowski, the GDDKiA Director.
The grand opening of the XX National Congress of Poviat Roads was held in the Targi Kielce exhibition and congress centre on the second day of the expo, the guests were welcomed by, inter alia: Bożena Staniak, Vice President of the Board at Targi Kielce and Andrzej Bętkowski, Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. This year’s meeting of district road managers was held under the banner of "History - Practice - Innovativeness". After the official opening, the speakers raised topics related to the 200th anniversary of poviat roads. They talked about the changes that have occurred since the first poviats road managers meeting which took place in Licheń in 2000. Now it is the 20 edition of the assembly. The talks regarding the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Poland's Central Road Administration seemed to be one of the predominant aspects. After the meeting, all the Congress guests toured the expos cluster composed of AUTOSTRADA, ROTRA, TRAFFIC-EXPO - TIL and Europaking. The organisers of the meeting - Targi Kielce, the National Council of Poviat Road Administrators, and the Convention of Poviat Roads Authorities in the Świętokrzyskie Province.
Some of the exhibitors declared that they would join next year's edition. They made these declarations before the end of the jubilee edition AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA.
- Thanks to the expo we have build the brand’s awareness among our clients. We will certainly be here next year - says Wojciech Traczuk from KAMAZ POLSKA.
- The expo meetings format has not yet been exhausted. There is no substitute for face-to-face meetings or machine presentations in excellent conditions, in cutting-edge infrastructure which offers a convenient parking lot, the air-conditioned halls - the Posbud News daily reports the expo.
The upcoming AUTOSTRADA edition is held in May 2020.