13th Blechexpo – International trade fair
for sheet metal working

Floor Space Allocation for 13th Blechexpo Running at Full Bore

Blechexpo 2017 Headed for Growth

Private trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG set new standards for the presentation of process sequences in 2015 with last fall’s highly successful trade fair duo including the Blechexpo international trade fair for sheet metal processing and the Schweisstec international trade fair for joining technology! The industry meet at the heart of Europe, which is drawing more attention that ever before in the global field of manufacturing for sheet metal, pipe and profile processing, will certainly continue its streak of success in 2017 as well. Strong growth is currently becoming apparent as the result of a genuine bookings boom, which is already necessitating the allocation of all of the earmarked exhibition halls at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre!

According to Georg Knauer, project manager for the two complementary technical events – Blechexpo and Schweisstec – the new, user-friendly occupancy scheme based on key focal points is leading to a run on available exhibition floor space. Nearly all floor space has been allocated, or at least reserved, in halls 1, 3 and 5 (machines, tooling and peripheral equipment for sheet metal processing), as well as 7 and 9 (stamping technology) on the odd-numbered side, and 4 (pipe and profile processing) as well as 8 (press systems) on the even-numbered side. The occupancy situation is similar in hall 6, whose intended main focal point is welding and cutting technology.

Assuming that modern expert visitors from all hierarchical and decision-making levels are interested in the overall processes as well as the individual sub-processes associated with economically efficient sheet metal, pipe and profile processing, the focal-point structure of the Blechexpo/Schweisstec trade fair duo serves as the basis for optimised visitor flow.

Empirical values for other, similarly structured Schall trade fairs reveal that the combination of key focal points and a smoothly running admission process in the morning assures improved visitor distribution. Additionally, the exhibitors are better able to schedule their technical booth personnel over the entire duration of the event, and deploy them in a more targeted fashion. Due to the fact that initial renovation and infrastructure expansion measures at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre will be finished before Blechexpo and Schweisstec 2017 take place, the exhibitors as well as the expert visitors can expect improved travel connections and parking lots in close proximity to the trade fair grounds, which will reduce traffic congestion in the mornings and the evenings.

The Blechexpo international trade fair for sheet metal processing and the Schweisstec international trade fair for joining technology will take place from the 7th through the 10th of November, 2017.