This year’s Valve World Expo, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, is behind us and by most accounts, it was a pretty good show. The event was held in Dusseldorf, Germany, to which it had moved after outgrowing its previous venue in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Show organizers report 537 exhibitors from 37 countries, and 9,800 attendees, of which the majority came from the Netherlands, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Italy, France, Germany and India. About 68% were first-timers; of those, more than 70% were company executives. A quarter were fittings manufacturers, followed, according to show officials, by fittings users and visitors from other industry sectors. About 20% of the trade fair visitors were engineering service providers.