formnext powered by tct: Exhibitor Advisory Board Founded

By Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

3 March 2016 – Following its foundation on 1 March 2016, formnext’s exhibitor advisory board has already begun its work. This body comprises CEOs and exhibition managers from prominent companies and organizations in additive manufacturing, tool and form-making, and other areas of industrial product development and manufacturing. It is chaired by Rainer Lotz, managing director of Renishaw GmbH, Germany.

formnext 2016 powered by tct
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
15 – 18 November 2016

Through the exhibitor advisory board, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH – the company that organizes formnext – has ensured that the spirited exchange of ideas with its target industries will remain a fixture of this international exhibition and conference.

First row from left to right: Duncan Wood, Daniel Lichtenstein, Dr. Christoph Schumacher Second row from left to right: Günther Rehm, Wolfgang Kochan, Dr. Kristian Arntz, Ingo Kuhlmann, Marco Schülken, Günther Hofmann, Rainer Lotz, Stefan Ritt, Kai Witter  (Photo courtesy of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH)

(First row from left to right): Duncan Wood, Daniel Lichtenstein, Dr. Christoph Schumacher (Second row from left to right): Günther Rehm, Wolfgang Kochan, Dr. Kristian Arntz, Ingo Kuhlmann, Marco Schülken, Günther Hofmann, Rainer Lotz, Stefan Ritt, Kai Witter (Photo courtesy of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH)

“Since we started putting formnext together, we’ve been in close contact with numerous companies and other organizations,” explains Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President of formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “The exhibitor advisory board is a continuation of this fruitful collaboration on an even deeper level.”

The formnext exhibitor advisory board’s members are:

  • Dr. Kristian Arntz, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT)
  • Gunther Hofmann, Hofmann Innovation Group/Concept Laser GmbH
  • Wolfgang Kochan, Stratasys GmbH
  • Ingo Kuhlmann, IKOffice GmbH
  • Daniel Lichtenstein, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Rainer Lotz, Renishaw GmbH
  • Günther Rehm, Listemann Technology AG
  • Stefan Ritt, SLM Solutions GmbH
  • Marco Schülken, Schülken Form GmbH
  • Dr. Christoph Schumacher, Arburg GmbH + Co KG
  • Kai Witter, EOS GmbH
  • Duncan Wood, Rapid News Communications / tct

Among other tasks, this 12-person body is now playing a part in keeping formnext up to speed with the latest trends and establishing it as a leading international exhibition for modern product development and manufacturing.

About formnext
formnext powered by tct brings exhibitors involved in additive manufacturing and more conventional industrial production technologies together with the manufacturing industry itself. Each year, the event presents the next generation of intelligent industrial manufacturing in the international exhibition hub of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In doing so, it focuses on the efficient realization of product ideas, from their design and manufacturing to serial production. After hitting the ground running at its 2015 debut and establishing itself as a prominent international exhibition, formnext 2016 will once again showcase innovations while providing key inspiration for the future. The conference set to take place alongside the exhibition will also highlight the latest trends and issues in additive manufacturing, along with clever ways in which it can be integrated into process chains in industrial production. The conference’s content is designed by Rapidnews/tct + Personalize. formnext powered by tct is organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. For further information, please visit

About Mesago
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 120 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. Mesago comprises three companies: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Mesago Messemanagement GmbH and Mesago PCIM GmbH. (

Source: Mesago

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