One hundred and thirty companies have already reserved more than half of the available exhibition space.

Due to take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 30-October 2, EAS will include a wide range of meeting and educational seminars, along with a number of special networking events and receptions.

IAAPA said it expects more than 8,000 people from 65 countries around the world to visit EAS 2009, with a large number coming from Central, northern and eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.