From 2012, the ALUMINIUM trade fair will move to Dusseldorf, and so will COMPOSITES EUROPE.
From 2012, the ALUMINIUM trade fair will move to Dusseldorf, and so will COMPOSITES EUROPE.

Up to now, the annual COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition has alternated between Essen, alongside ALUMINIUM (which is held every two years) and Stuttgart; after 2010 it will be staged alternately in Stuttgart (2011) and Düsseldorf (2012).

Here are the dates for the next three editions of COMPOSITES EUROPE:

  • COMPOSITES EUROPE 2010, 14-16 September 2010, Essen Exhibition Centre (co-located with ALUMINIUM);
  • COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011, 27-29 September 2011, Stuttgart Exhibition Centre;
  • COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012, 9-11 October 2012, Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre (co-located with ALUMINIUM).

Increased exhibition space is the reason for the move from Essen to Düsseldorf.

“We felt very much at home in Essen, but currently the exhibition space capacities of consistently high quality that are necessary for the two events are not available in Essen, which is why the move to the Rhine was inevitable,“ says Hans-Joachim Erbel, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, the organiser of both shows.

In 2012 both trade fairs will occupy more than 95 000 m² of hall space at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. ALUMINIUM will be located in Halls 9 to 14, and COMPOSITES EUROPE will take place in Halls 8a and 8b.

ALUMINIUM 2010 - 8th World Trade Fair & Conference

Estimated visitors in 2010: 18 000 visitors from around 100 nations.

Estimated exhibitors in 2010: 900 exhibitors from around 40 nations.

Visitor target groups:

  • aluminium producing and processing industry;
  • metal working and processing industry incl. surface treatment:
  • automotive:
  • transport (commercial vehicles, railway, ship and aircraft building):
  • engineering:
  • electrical and electronics:
  • building and construction:
  • packaging and consumer durables.