GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST to be Held at the Same Interval in Future
In taking this decision, Messe Düsseldorf/DE is responding to numerous requests from the industrial exhibitors. Messe Düsseldorf Director Joachim Schäfer: “For some time now, switching to a three-year interval has appeared to us to be necessary, because the innovation cycles in the foundry technology and metallurgy sectors are shortening too. It has proved to be the case that a shortening of the interval would put too much pressure on the corporate exhibitors. Since Messe Düsseldorf always acts in line with its customers’ requirements, it has decided to maintain the four-year interval with the four leading trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST – at the request of large numbers of exhibitors.” Portfolio Director Friedrich-Georg Kehrer and his experienced trade fair team will continue to be responsible for the trade fairs in future. All in all, the metals and flow technologies portfolio consists of 30 Messe Düsseldorf Group events around the world. The ones that take place at the Dusseldorf location – apart from the four mentioned above – are wire and tube (from 4–8 April 2016), VALVE WORLD EXPO (29 November – 01 December 2016), the Pump Summit (29–30 November 2016) as well as the International Thermprocess Summit ITPS (27–28 June 2017). Kehrer explains: “Messe Düsseldorf’s global focus led last year to the organisational concentration of all the events held by Messe Düsseldorf around the world, including the leading trade fairs that take place in Düsseldorf. Since all 30 trade fairs are now part of the same portfolio, we can exploit the synergy benefits and the team’s know-how more effectively.” The portfolio is being strengthened by the appointment of two additional Deputy Directors (Gerrit Nawracala and Daniel Ryfisch), who – together with their project teams – are responsible for organisation and implementation.