K 2019 finally gets started in Düsseldorf. Despite the uncertain market situation - also owing to recent restrictive regulations – the turnout in the halls has been very good in this first opening day.
While waiting for the official statistics, which will be available tomorrow evening during the usual press conference, the turnout in this first exhibition day seems to equal the level of 2016 edition.
It is early to give significant impressions on the first contacts collected by exhibitors, nonetheless K has once again exceeded itself: 177,795 sqm of net exhibiting area (174,000 in 2016), 3,330 exhibitors (3,292 in 2016) from 63 countries (61 three years ago). As usual, Italy is the first foreign country as for exhibitors number (429 against 423 in 2016) and exhibiting area (27,064 sqm against 26,262 three years ago). German exhibitors are, of course, undisputed leaders, although in slight decrease compared to 2016 (973 exhibitors on 67,208 sqm against 1,039 on 67,938 sqm three years ago).
Finally, we remind you that AMAPLAST staff is on site in Hall 16 stand n. A56. We look forward to receive your visit to exchange opinions and comments, to enjoy a good Italian espresso as well as to appreciate the live performance of Lady Be (until October 19), artist who is gaining even more notoriety thanks to her works of art realized with recycled plastic micro-objects.