Formnext exhibition and conference Formnext 2016 on track for further success

Editor: Briggette Jaya

Germany – More than 70% of previous year's show space booked, with numerous global market leaders returning or joining in.

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The opening ceremony at last year's Formnext.
The opening ceremony at last year's Formnext.
(Source: Mesago)

The stage is set for Formnext powered by TCT to continue its positive development. Some nine months prior to the 2016 international exhibition and conference on 15 November in Frankfurt, Germany, exhibitors have already confirmed over 70% of the previous year’s exhibition space, organiser Mesago said. Those already committed to attending Formnext 2016 include 3D Systems, Additive Industries, Alphacam, Arburg, Autodesk, Bikar, EOS, Heraeus, Hermle, Knarr, Listemann, Materialise, Realizer, SLM Solutions and Werth Messtechnik. “This enthusiastic response from our exhibitors is a continuation of Formnext’s outstanding development, which we laid the foundation for at our debut exhibition in 2015,” said Sascha Wenzler, vice president of Formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt.

This fair is also proving popular with newcomers looking to use its exhibition platform to help their businesses succeed. Also, numerous returning exhibitors have taken their good results from the show last year as a reason to expand their stand space this time around.

Newcomers represent a wide range of topics and countries of origin with an array hailing from China, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States, and are primarily involved in services, hardware and software, systems and components, machines and related installations, and prototypes. New exhibitors also include those in materials, engineering services and form making sectors. The event is thus already proving once again how attractive it is to every area along the entire process chain in intelligent industrial production, the organizer notes. The current list of the 2016 exhibitors can be viewed on its website, formnext.com.

According to Mesago, along with its exhibition concept, one of the show’s successes is the large number of decision-makers and developers it draws from all over the globe. The exhibition last year attracted representatives from many world market leaders, renowned OEMs, and key suppliers, including automotive luminaries such as BMW, Daimler, Ferrari, Honda, Opel, Porsche, Tesla, and Volkswagen, as well as Bosch, Continental, Mahle, and Schaeffler. The aviation industry was also on hand in Frankfurt, with its joint presence with Airbus, GE, Lufthansa, and Snecma. The event, Mesago claims, was informative for well-known international companies from a variety of user industries too, such as ABB, Adidas, Aesculap, BASF, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ferrero, Fresenius, Hilti, Johnson, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Swarovski, Vaillant, and WMF.

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