formnext 2016 Review- Satisfaction All Along the Line


Looking back on the highly satisfied exhibitors and attendees at formnext 2016
The remarkable growth of formnext powered by tct is showing no signs of stopping. Indeed, the latest results from a survey of the visitors and exhibitors at last year’s event affirm the dense atmosphere of innovation, extraordinary technical quality, and high level of attendee satisfaction for which formnext has already become known. Its successful development has now put the exhibition in an excellent position to further solidify its reputation as a leading international event in intelligent industrial production.

Virtually every visitor came away satisfied
As a number of statistics indicate, formnext powered by tct 2016 set the stage for further growth. For example, a total of 13,384 attendees and 307 exhibitors from 28 countries used the event as a platform for international business. A full 98% of the visitors reported being “satisfied” or “highly satisfied” with the formnext exhibition. Meanwhile, more than three-fourths of the 307 exhibitors were satisfied or highly satisfied with the number of new contacts they acquired. In total, 94% of last year’s exhibitors planned on booking their own booth again at formnext 2017. All of the exhibiting companies and over 1,000 attendees were interviewed for this survey at formnext 2016.

Leading decision-makers on hand from user industries
formnext 2016 once again drew a compelling audience of highly international experts from nearly every relevant user industry. Those in attendance included representatives from Adidas, Apple, BMW, Bosch, Bulgari, Deutsche Bahn, Ferrari, Honeywell, Kuka, Lufthansa Technik, Mercedes-Benz, Merck, MTU, Nike, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, and ZF, to name just a few.

Image courtesy of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

Image courtesy of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

Nearly half of visitors traveled from abroad
The numerous innovations on display at formnext powered by tct 2016 drew representatives from all over the world to Frankfurt am Main. In fact, the event’s share of international visitors was an impressive 44% – 2% higher than the previous year.

For those interested in exhibiting at formnext 2017, the deadline for early-bird registrations is 3 March 2017. This year’s edition will then take place from 14-17 November in Frankfurt am Main. Additional information is available at

formnext powered by tct
International exhibition and conference
on the next generation of manufacturing technologies
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 14 – 17 November 2017

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 concepts, from their design to eventual mass production. 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. (

About Mesago
Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, 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 130 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. (

About tct
Since 1992 the tct Group’s mission has been to accelerate the adoption of 3D technologies for design, development and manufacture across all industry sectors. Through events, publications, websites and digital products tct delivers business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection, as well as traditional manufacturing processes such as molding, casting and CNC machining. The tct Group is owned by Rapid News Publications Ltd (, part of Rapid News Communications Group. (

Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

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