EuroMold, World Fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development, is moving from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf. For the first time now the event running from 22-25 September 2015 will be held at the exhibition centre on the Rhine. This news was announced today by Managing Directors of the organiser DEMAT GmbH, Diana Schnabel and Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Döring. Annually, the trade fair brings together over 1,000 exhibitors and some 55,000 visitors from throughout the world.
One key reason for the switch in location is the new direction and more flexible approach of EuroMold at one of Germany’s most important and state-of-the-art exhibition centres. Düsseldorf is also located centrally in one of the strongest economic metropolitan regions in Europe; its importance as the regional capital of Germany’s most populous federal state North Rhine-Westphalia and, not least, the great exhibition expertise of Messe Düsseldorf have convinced us to hold EuroMold at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. Commenting on this move Diana Schnabel said: “Messe Düsseldorf is one of the most successful trade fair companies with an excellent reputation, especially in the field of plant, machinery and equipment trade fairs. Particularly in terms of the international spread of exhibitors and visitors Messe Düsseldorf leads. I am certain that EuroMold customers can greatly benefit from the know-how and the well-known quality service of our new partner.”
Werner M. Dornscheidt, CEO at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, adds: “As a guest event EuroMold is the perfect complement to our trade fair portfolio. With its line-up it offers the ideal bridging link to our plastics fair as well as to the events in our metal trade fair quartet GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST and with its concept it closes the gap between industry designers, product developers, processors, suppliers and users. For EuroMold the Düsseldorf location means not just stability but also added impulses thanks to the synergies for exhibitors and visitors.”
A large proportion of EuroMold trade visitors come from the automobile industry (34%), mechanical engineering (26%), the electrical and electronics industry (11 %) as well as medical technology (10%) – sectors that are at home in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). At EUR 599.8 b NRW generated 21.9% of German GDP in 2013 ranking it very much top among all German federal states. North Rhine-Westphalian plant and machinery construction alone occupies national pole position – almost one in four German machines is produced here between the Rhine and the Weser. Over 1,600 mechanical engineering operations in the state employ just under 200,000 people. With some 800 firms and over 200,000 employees the automobile industry and its upstream suppliers is one of the strongest sectors in North Rhine-Westphalia. The electrical industry is also represented in the state of NRW across the entire spectrum and forms an indispensable part of the value added chain. Many of its 1,100 companies employing 155,000 people lead on the world market with their innovative products.
When it comes to the international spread of exhibitors and visitors at investment goods fairs, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH ranks N°1 worldwide. At its own events in the expert fields of plant, machinery and equipment some 70% of exhibitors and 60% of trade visitors come to the Rhineland from abroad and customers from a total of 162 countries attend trade fairs in Düsseldorf. Representations in 135 countries (72 foreign representations and subsidiaries) form the global network of the corporate group. The central location of Düsseldorf in the most densely populated region of Europe (the catchment area is home to 150 m people within a 500 km radius), its good traffic connections and comprehensive range of hotels and restaurants make travelling to and from the city and staying here very pleasant.