Composites Europe will take place annually in Stuttgart, Germany from next year.
Up till now, organizer Reed Exhibitions has run the European trade fair for composites, technology and applications alternately in Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. ‘By changing over to this annual cycle at the Stuttgart location Composites Europe responds to the exhibitors’ wishes and the advisory board’s unanimous vote,’ Reed said.
Stuttgart is also reportedly near the sectors of industry where fiber-reinforced materials are employed, including the automotive sector, car makers, aviation and space travel as well as the electrical industry. Some 25% of machinery and plant manufacturers are headquartered in Baden-Württemberg.
‘The region around Stuttgart and Baden-Württemberg as a whole are innovation drivers in many fields of application,’ said Olaf Freier, event director. ‘This is the biggest and most dynamic industrial region in Germany and one of the most important manufacturing and technology locations in Europe.’
‘Düsseldorf is a very good host and ideal location for ALUMINIUM,’ said Hans-Joachim Erbel, CEO, Reed Exhibitions Germany. ‘But market proximity is also crucial for this decision because North Rhine-Westphalia is by far the most important German land and at the heart of Europe for both the production of primary aluminium and for semi-finished products. Almost 60% of the German industry turnover is generated between the rivers Rhine and Weser.’
The next Composites Europe will be held in Stuttgart from 19 to 21 September 2017.
This story is reprinted from material from Composites Europe, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.