The most significant industrial fair in Central Europe
News from the engineering and electro engineering industry
BRNO FAIR CITY - a new project for both exhibitors and visitors
The International Engineering Fair (IEF) is the most important industrial fair in Central Europe, with more than 1,600 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors participating every year. Over 50% of exhibitors and 10% of visitors come from abroad.
Attendees are professionals, with over 70% having influence over investment decisions and one-third being top managers.
All key areas of engineering and electrical engineering are represented.
The main theme of the IEF is Industry 4.0 and the Digital Factory, in other words, the digitalization of production, which is one of the main directions of the innovation process. In 2019, the Transport and Logistics fair, as well as the ENVITECH fair will be held in parallel to the IEF.
The emphasised theme of ENVITECH is the circular economy – the handling of material resources. It is a trend that is one of the priority areas of sustainable development, which is resulting in the adaptation of industry and trade.
The IEF has traditionally received high media attention, with around three hundred accredited journalists assigned to covering it. Part of the fair is an outstanding accompanying programme of professional conferences, seminars and workshops on current technical, business and economic topics.
1959 First held
65 ha Overall area of the exhibition grounds
HOW TO GET THERE
The Exhibition Grounds in Brno where the International Engineering Fair takes place can be reached by tram No. 1 which goes from the main train station to Brno Bystrc, and also by additional P1 and P2 trams connecting the main train station and the Exhibition Grounds during the Fair. The tram stop is located close to the main gate and there is another stop at the G2 gate. Bus No. 84 leaves from Zvonařka main bus station (towards Pisárky), and stops close to the Exhibition Grounds at Křížkovského stop where bus No. 44 stops as well. Trolleybuses No. 25, 26, 35, and 37 and bus No. 52 also stop at the Exhibition Grounds.
The fair takes place not far from the city’s ring road and the drivers can get there by following signs marked BVV or Výstaviště (Exhibition Grounds). There are plenty parking places at the main gate as well as in garages located close to Gate 4, with a total capacity of 850.
Interesting places nearby
VIDA! Science Centre
The science amusement park lies close to the Exhibition Grounds
Mendel Square (Mendlovo náměstí)
This historical square is located in the area of Old Brno
Mitrovský Summer Villa (Letohrádek Mitrovských)
A summer villa hosting exhibitions, concerts, and other events
A magnificent functionalist villa with a three-hectare garden
This vast complex is situated atop a hill of the same name
Cathedral of St Peter and Paul
Cathedral dominating the city from atop Petrov Hill