Event Update 100 presentations in five days
Participants from over 60 countries registered to take part in the Metav Web Sessions. Due to the high demand, more sessions are now in the planning stage.
The launch of the Metav Web Sessions has been an all-round success. There was plenty of interesting content on a wide range of production-related topics and trends according to the motto “Let’s talk about innovation”. The first major virtual metalworking event of its kind was also a technical success, with few if any major hitches.
Last week, over 80 Metav 2020 reloaded exhibitors gave 30-minute presentations, some in English, to their customers. The presentations covered all the major product topics from machine hardware and software through to components and services.
At the end of the week it became clear that this was well received. Each of the almost 1,600 visitors from over 60 countries attended an average of just over three sessions. A total of around 5,000 sessions were booked. “The feedback from all those who took part was overwhelmingly positive. It shows that our exhibitors are more than capable of putting on an impressive show for their customers — even on the Web,” reports an enthusiastic Stephanie Simon, Trade Fairs Project Manager at the VDW and organiser of the Metav Web Sessions.
The format of the Metav Web Sessions offered an excitingly structured platform to a large number of providers simultaneously, just like the actual Metav. There are plans for further such events in the run-up to Metav 2020 reloaded next March.
The wait will not be too long. “The VDW will be exploring topical Metav developments in one-day sessions at regular intervals until Metav 2020 reloaded,” announces VDW Executive Director Dr Wilfried Schäfer. The programme will be published and the invitations sent out soon.