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For four days, International Construction Fair gathered more than 36 thousand professionals at FIERGS, in Porto Alegre

This Friday (02) closed the 22ª Construsul - International Construction Fair, which for four days brought together more than 36 thousand professionals from the sector at the FIERGS Event Center, in Porto Alegre / RS. For Sul Eventos Trade Shows Professionals, promoter of Construsul, this was another positive issue. “We are optimistic and expecting Construsul 2019 to kick-start the resumption of construction in Brazil. We realize that the sector is very optimistic, but everyone is keeping their feet on the ground, ”said the director of the promoter, Paulo Richter. “The fair was excellent. Visitation has reached expectations and the renewal rate for 2020 is within expectations. In addition, it is noticeable the satisfaction of exhibitors with doing business during the fair, ”he added.

Among the exhibitors of this edition was Âncora Group, who returned to Construsul after a few years without participating. “We noticed that the fair grew a lot, significantly increasing the qualified public. We received several distributors and tenants, managing to expand our relationship in the south of the country. This year we introduced our new Einhell brand to the southerners and the reception was very good, ”said Roberto Bernardi, commercial director of the group. “Participation in the fair exceeded our expectations, as we were able to close several negotiations and have others forwarded. Construsul certainly made a difference to the second half of the Anchor Group in terms of business. So much so that we already guarantee a 50% bigger space for the next edition, when we intend to bring an even bigger mix of products ”, celebrated Bernardi.

Already the company DB - Dagoberto Barcellos participates annually of the fair since the third edition. “For us, Construsul is the main event to launch products, trends and to be in contact with the public. This edition was positive, we realized that the public is well qualified, we closed some deals and forwarded several others, ”said Mateus Britto, commercial manager. For him, the construction industry is optimistic that there will be no retraction in the coming months. "What our industry needs to be confident in investing more is predictability, with a stable political and economic scenario in the country we will be able to make strides," said Britto.

Among the visitors of this last day of the fair was Diorgenes Medeiros, coordinator of the supply sector of a construction company in Porto Alegre. “I often visit Construsul every year. It is the ideal platform to find industry news and discover new suppliers, ”he said. "This year for the first time I had the opportunity to follow a lecture and I find it very positive that the event also provide this for professionals," said Medeiros.

Construsul Construtechs space confirmed for 2020

This year, one of the big news of the fair was the Construsul Construtechs Space, which brought together startups that present technological solutions for the construction chain. "Fair is also innovation and, so, this year we brought this space, which due to success is already confirmed for the edition of 2020," said Richter. He explains that the construction industry has always been resistant to technology, but is now learning to reap the benefits of it. “The industry had to surrender to technology to learn how to optimize construction and management processes to reduce costs. Here at the fair we were able to make some technological concepts of the sector tangible. Visitors could see closely the augmented reality applied to construction, for example, ”he explained.

In addition to being an exhibitor at Construsul, Pauluzzi was also one of the first to confirm its presence in the construtech space through the application Augin, a tool that uses augmented reality technology in the field of civil construction and through plugins allows the sending of 3D image files, allowing the visualization of models and plans in real scale in the environment. For Juan Carlos Germano, managing partner of Pauluzzi and CEO of Augin, this new space from Construsul is fundamental. “Construtechs are a market trend and, more and more, companies will appear proposing different solutions. The Construsul Construtechs space allows startups to present their platforms to a wider audience, exchanging ideas and receiving feedback from the sector ”, he evaluated.

2020 Edition - 23ª Construsul is already confirmed for July 2020, when it will happen again at FIERGS from 13 to 21 hours.