Some 41,000 visitors from abroad (an increase of 17%) made the show a very international event with significant increase in visitors from Europe, Italy as well as in the traditionally strong showings from the UK, Spain, the Netherlands as well as from Poland.

In addition, there was also a considerable increase in fair guests from Asia, particularly from China. Visitor figures from the US (up 25%), South America (up 21%) and India (up 34%) also showed an impressive upswing.