COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 took place in Düsseldorf for the first time. (Picture © copyright by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH.)
COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 took place in Düsseldorf for the first time. (Picture © copyright by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH.)

7080 visitors attended the previous event in Stuttgart in 2011.

426 exhibitors were present at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012, the seventh event in the series, up from 351 in 2011.

This year, the VDMA Forum Composite Technology became a new partner of COMPOSITES EUROPE.

"So as to demonstrate the strength of the German mechanical and plant engineering sector as a technology supplier, we have quite specifically chosen COMPOSITES EUROPE as our presentation platform," says Dr. Walter Begemann, Project Manager of the VDMA Forum Composite Technology.

"As the new partner of the trade fair, the VDMA Forum Composites is very satisfied. Visitor quality at COMPOSITES EUROPE was excellent."

Industry is optimistic

Visitors to COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 came from the manufacturing, processing and applications sectors. Among the users of composites, designers from the automotive sector were the largest group, followed by the aviation sector.

When interviewed during the trade fair by a market research organisation, the majority of trade fair visitors were optimistic about the industry's economic prospects: 66% of visitors interviewed expect the economic situation to recover in the medium term.

The transport sector continues to be an important growth driver for the composites market, especially the large-scale introduction of electric vehicles.

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013

The next COMPOSITES EUROPE will take place on 17-19 September 2013 in Stuttgart.

At the same time, the new HYBRID Expo trade fair will premiere at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. This show for hybrid materials further expands organiser Reed Exhibitions' portfolio of materials and lightweight construction exhibitions.

 


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