Wire South America and TUBOTECH will be in São Paulo for the third time in 2017 Brazil's economy puts its hopes in 2017The international trade fairs wire South America and TUBOTECH will take place against the background of expectations for an economic recovery in the coming year. As before, they will be held jointly at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Brazil from 3 to 5 October 2017. Economic experts believe that the Brazilian economy is set to step out of its current recession in 2017. Although it is still uncertain how dynamic this recovery will be, the experts are spreading cautious optimism. Following the pattern of the previous event, the trade fair duo is again likely to attract around 500 exhibitors from 24 countries on an exhibition space of over 32,000 square metres (gross) and more than 11,000 trade visitors. After its successful première in 2013, this will be confirmation of a successful trade fair policy for wire South America, the international wire and cable trade fair. The event will feature machines for the manufacturing and finishing of wire, tools and auxiliary materials in process engineering as well as materials, special wires and cables. The trade fair will also cover innovations in measurement and control engineering, test engineering and a range of specialist areas. TUBOTECH, the international trade fair for pipes, valves, pumps, fittings and components, will be held for the ninth time in 2017. Since its première in 2001, it has developed into the leading trade fair on the South American continent. The products on offer are pipes and accessories, plants and machinery for the manufacturing, processing and finishing of pipes, raw materials, used machinery, the pipe trade, process engineering tools and accessories, as well as measurement, control and test equipment. Taken together, the two trade fairs form a superb technology pair, primarily attracting visitors from the oil and gas industries, automotive engineering, construction, metal design and mining. Brazil has an extremely large domestic market. Being rich in resources, it has so far had a low level of market saturation. It also has great potential for future investment in the wire, cable and pipe industries. Products from those sectors are of major importance for Brazil’s industry in general, particularly in view of planned investments in the construction and automotive sectors and in renewable energies. As there will be a change of government in 2017, there should be an increased interest among foreign investors wanting to present themselves in Brazil and on the wider South American market. The anticipated structural reforms should add further economic stimuli to the country. Operating in partnership with the Brazilian company Cipa Fiera Milano Publicações e Eventos Ltda., the trade fair organisers are continually working on the success of wire South America and TUBOTECH. In their implementation of wire South America they have again obtained support from IWMA (the International Wire & Machinery Association), IWCEA (the International Wire & Cable Exhibitors’ Association), WCISA (the Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association) and ACIMAF (the Italian Wire Machinery Manufacturers’ Association). TUBOTECH is supported by ITA (the International Tube Association) and the Brazilian industry association ABITAM (Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Tubos e Accesórios de Metal). The latest information about the two trade fairs can be found on their respective websites: www.wire-south-america.com and www.tubotech-online.com or directly from Messe Düsseldorf: TUBOTECH: Gunnar Holm Ahrens, Tel.: +49 (0) 211 45 60 7725, AhrensG@messe-duesseldorf.de and wire South America: Cem Bagci, Tel.: +49 (0) 211 45 60-478, BagciC@messe-duesseldorf.de.