Record visitor numbers at formnext 2017

November 23, 2017


In just three years, formnext powered by tct has become one of the largest trade shows for those in the Additive Manufacturing industry. The exhibition and conference, held in Frankfurt, Germany, November 14-17, drew a total of over 21,492 attendees, representing an increase of over 60% on the previous year.

Organised by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, the four-day event attracted a total of 470 exhibitors from thirty-three countries and showcased new and existing products from all areas of the AM process chain.

“The numbers show just how successful formnext 2017 was: In our third year, the sheer amount of world premieres we hosted, and the huge gains we saw in exhibitors and visitors bolstered formnext’s reputation not only as the industry’s leading exhibition but as a key source of inspiration for the complete sector,” stated Sascha F Wenzler, Vice President for formnext at Mesago.

Drawing 46% of its audience from outside Germany, this year’s formnext attendees included representatives from major OEMs and key suppliers from numerous fields of industry, including the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors as well as the sport, oil and gas industries.

The formnext conference included parallel sessions on all four days of the exhibition and focused on both current applications and the future of Additive Manufacturing. During the conference, leading experts from relevant industries gave an excellent overview of how AM can be used now and in future.

Next year’s formnext is scheduled to take place on November 13-16, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 

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