Formnext 2019 reports 28% visitor growth

November 23, 2019

November 23, 2019

Formnext 2019 reports 28% visitor growth

Formnext 2019 was attended by 34,532 visitors (Courtesy Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH)

Formnext 2019, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 19–22, 2019, reported a 28% increase in visitor numbers throughout the four-day event compared to the previous year’s figures. According Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, the event organiser, this year’s Formnext was attended by 34,532 visitors and featured 852 exhibitors.

“Even in its fifth year, Formnext continues its impressive success story,” stated Sascha F Wenzler, Vice President of Formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “Additive Manufacturing has definitely arrived in the industry. Together with our enormously dynamic industry, we will continue to accompany, support and advance this development as a trade fair organiser.”

According to the organiser, Formnext is an important business platform at which many companies agree business transactions directly on the exhibition floor, and there was a significant increase in interest from venture capital companies and industrial companies in 2019. With its Start-up Challenge and the Start-up Area, the event offered new companies an efficient trade fair platform to present themselves to an international audience.

As the event’s first ‘partner country’, the USA’s US Commercial Service and numerous other organisations offered a varied supporting programme. The transatlantic AM Standards Forum, which took place for the second time at Formnext, further advanced the development of internationally uniform norms and standards for AM, and more than fifty exhibitors from the USA exhibited at the event, with the number of US visitors growing by 25%.

Ken Walsh, Commercial Consul of the US Commercial Service, commented, “Formnext is very important for the industry and for US companies. This year the participation of US exhibitors grew by almost 40% compared to 2018, so that we could really show the variety of innovative products and services of American companies.”

Formnext 2020 will be held from November 10–13 in Frankfurt, Germany.

November 23, 2019

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