Deutschland, Klaus Haferkamp, former employee of Ruhrgas Mr. Haferkamp is already retired but "I am still interested in the subject." For the tenth time, he visited the Valve World Expo, then still in Maastricht. He followed an invitation to Düsseldorf and is delighted, because "the proximity of Düsseldorf to Mülheim is much more pleasant to me." While working for the company Ruhrgas, he was active in the purchasing department and is convinced: "The job accompanies you on the pension overtime."
USA, Cristiane Leao, Managing Director, Leao International, Inc. It was a long journey for Ms. Leao to come to Düsseldorf and without a break she starts her trade fair work: She had to prepare a lot, because she wants to contact 24 manufacturers at Valve World. In advance she has organized a lot and trade fair Düsseldorf helped her: "Thanks to the tool MyOrganizer, I find all my contacts."
South Korea, Ester Shin and Sang Woo Kim, Sales Employees:"We are looking for new trends," says Ms. Shin. Together with her colleague she visits Valve World in Düsseldorf for the first time. They stay for three days. Both are working for a valve manufacturer and are very enthusiastic about the organziation of the fair and the large numer of international exhibitors: "I really like the fair."
Russia, Konstantin Peachkin, Chief Engineer Application, DS controls DS controls produces ball valves for high temperature and high pressures environments. "This is where the industry comes together, and I will meet a lot of suppliers atValve World," says Mr. Peachkin. He is fascinated by the organization and perfomance of the fair: "The atmosphere is pleasant."
Germany, Udo Wemhoff, Purchasing Officer, RAS Rohrleitungs- und AnlagenService GmbH:"I'm looking for suggestions. Perhaps I will find new ideas and favorable alternatives," said Mister Wemhoff. RAS is headquartered in Meppen and offers testing-, cleaning and maintenance services for pipelines: "A very special area. Let's see what is possible here, " he told. He hopes to find many manufacturers, because Valve World is very international: "Of course, online you find a lot of information, but to see something real is much more effective."
Ukraine, Alina Khvishchuk, employee Ms. Khvishchuk visits the trade fair in Düsseldorf for the first time. She likes the entire organization of Valve World: "Everyone is really friendly and helpful. We spend time for the whole three days. We are looking for manufacturers of butterfly valves and gate valves. Especially from Europe or from Asia."