DEMCON 2022, The Best Show in a Long Time
Published: 30/12, 2022
The European demolition show DEMCON 2022 was a complete success. Everyone, contractors and suppliers, was very happy to finally meet again. It was clearly noticeable. Among the 40 exhibitors and roughly 1,700 visitors, no direct concern was expressed that we are heading for tougher times.
On November 24-25, the Nordic countries’ own demolition show, DEMCON, was held in Stockholm. Because the show had been postponed twice over four years due to the pandemic, there was a great deal of interest among exhibitors and visitors.
A total of 40 companies exhibited, representing more than 70 different brands in demolition, hydrodemolition, recycling of demolition debris, concrete cutting, diamond tools, surface preparation, software programs, and many others. Some of the famous brands exhibited were Husqvarna, Brokk, ICS, Tyrolit, Hilti, Pentruder, Ehwa Diamond, Shinhan, OilQuick, Steelwrist, Rototilt, Milwaukee Tools, Simex, Scanmaskin, Pladdet, Trevi Benne, WLP, Hi Tech Diamond Tools, Lavina, Dustcontrol, and many, many more.
High quality of visitors
Just over 1,700 people visited the show over the two days and the quality of the visitors was high. Mainly there were professional contractors who work in the sectors covered by the show. The number of visitors to the show was fairly evenly distributed over the two days. It was clearly noticeable that it had been a long time since both entrepreneurs and manufacturers met in this way. Everyone had a lot to catch up on.
Most of the exhibitors are well known to the Nordic market, but some of the exhibitors were completely unknown on the Swedish market. These were two Indian diamond tool manufacturers, Dee Tec and Hi Tech Diamond Tools. The Swedish trade organization Byggnadsberedning, the trade associations IACDS and the European Demolition Association and the Indian Demolition Association were also present at the show.
The harvest of news and innovations may not have been gigantic, despite the fact that the fair had to be postponed twice due to the pandemic, but there was still a lot of news in the stands. On the first evening of the two show days a dinner held on the premises. During the dinner the Swedish Demolition Award ceremony took place where 13 winners were announced.
The next DEMCON is scheduled for September 19-20, 2024, barring unforeseen circumstances rivaling another pandemic.