A new location, new theme pavilions and a considerable increase in exhibition area - the signs bode well for ALUMINIUM World Trade Fair which will be held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre (Germany) from 9 to 11 October. Five months before the start of the trade fair, the change of location from the Ruhr to the Rhine has already paid off: To date, ALUMINIUM 2012 is already larger than the previous event two years ago in Essen.
750 exhibitors from 40 countries have booked their stands so far; among them are the key players like Alcoa, Constellium, Hydro, Trimet, SMS, BWG or Sapa. Many exhibitors have taken advantage of the change in location to enlarge their stands. Currently, organiser Reed Exhibitions records a 20 percent increase in area. With an exhibition area of 75,000 square meters the world fair thus continues on its success course.
At the new location at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, ALUMINIUM will allocate the halls even more clearly to individual exhibition segments than in the past. The trade fair will follow the process chain, from primary products and the associated technologies (Hall 9) to casting and heat treatment as well as recycling (Hall 10) and semi-finished products (Halls 11 & 12) to surface treatment (Hall 13) and the themes of metal working and processing, welding and joining (Hall 14).
The excellent capacity utilisation of ALUMINIUM is currently also reflected in the bookings for the five theme pavilions and six national pavilions. Among the largest joint pavilions is the Chinese Pavilion. The range of country presentations will be completed by the Danish Pavilion, the long-established Holland Pavilion, the French Pavilion and the Scandinavian Pavilion.
ALUMINIUM 2012 extends its range of theme pavilions
The existing subdivision of the fair into segments in the form of theme pavilions, which was very well received by exhibitors and visitors in the past, will be continued and developed This year there will be five national and six theme pavilions offering visitors a concentrated overview of the respective exhibition topics. One of the largest joint stands is the Chinese Pavilion. There will be further national presentations this year in the form of the Danish Pavilion, the long-standing Dutch Pavilion, the French Pavilion and the Scandinavian Pavilion.
A new ALUMINIUM feature is the Competence Centre Surface Technology, combining the Surface Pavilion - a firm fixture at the event for many years now - and the Coating Pavilion, introduced in 2010. The amalgamation means that visitors in the future will have a focal point for all matters relating to surface refinement.
A further début will be the Distributor Pavilion being organised by the WGM (semi-finished nonferrous product wholesalers federation). The joint stand will offer a forum at the event especially for aluminium distributors and metal wholesalers.
The Foundry Pavilion in Hall 10 is already nearly fully booked: Roughly 30 exhibitors will be displaying their casting technology solutions.
From now on, Hall 9 will be devoted to primary production and associated technologies. The Primary Pavilion provides a forum for suppliers and technology providers such as suppliers of metallurgical technology to be present in the neighbourhood of the big primary producers.
Hall 14 is home to the Welding & Joining Pavilion. Spread across an area of more 200 m² roughly 10 exhibitors from the fields of plant, machinery, equipment and resources for welding, joining, cutting and coating of aluminium will be presenting their products and services.
For the first time ALUMINIUM 2012 will be offering hands-on shows of innovative products in a number of special areas. These include the "Automotive Innovation" show in Hall 10, the "Solar Area" in Hall 11 and "Building Solutions" in Hall 13 where exhibitors will present their brand new products.
ALUMINIUM 2012 Conference
GDA - Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V., is organizing the "ALUMINIUM 2012 Conference" which will accompany ALUMINIUM 2012. Planned for the three exhibition days are five different sessions, with six presentations each, on the application-related topics "Automotive", "Transport", "Building", "Surface" and "Aluminium Markets". The presentations will be given by well-known speakers who have close contact to actual practice, coming from the areas of the aluminium production, processing and applications industries. The conference will be held in English.
For any further information please contact:
Dr. Mike Seidensticker
Tel.: +49 211 90191-128