Two hundred exhibitors and 600 companies from Macedonia and abroad are to be presented at the 38. International Trade Fair of Metallurgy, Electronics, Non-Metals and Build and Construction, Security and Protection - Tehnoma 2012, held on October 16-20 at Skopje Fair.
The 12th International Fair of Handcrafts and Small-Scale Industry and the 32nd International Exhibition of Inventions - Makinova are taking place simultaneously with Tehnoma.
Minister of Environment and Physical Planning Abdilaqim Ademi and the Skopje Fair director, Gvido Omladic declared the fair open at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Speaking about the importance of the fair, minister Ademi said it represented a great opportunity for accomplishing international trade, especially in the field of energy efficient and environmental technologies.
"I firmly believe that small and medium enterprises from Macedonia and the region will successfully use the chance to establish business contacts and regional networking and to attract possible investors," Ademi stated.
Tehnoma, he added, is recognised as a promoter of the development of industrial economy in the region.
15 companies from Greece and Slovenia, 20 firms from Croatia and 10 from Bulgaria will hold national presentations in the course of Tehnoma 2012.