METAV to take place at the end of March 2021

MachinesEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2020 • 05.11.2020

METAV to take place at the end of March 2021

The preparation for the METAV fair conceptualizes a new way for the visitors, exhibitors and employees to get a taste of the real trade fair experience. The event had to be postponed from March 2020 to March 2021 due to the corona pandemic. It will now take place from 23 to 26 March in Halls 5, 6 and 7a of Messe Duesseldorf. Fortunately, almost all the exhibitors at METAV 2020 have stayed on board and will also be present in March 2021. More than 400 METAV 2020 exhibitors from 25 countries have remained loyal to the event.

Under the motto “let’s talk about innovation”, METAV web sessions on various topics will be held regularly from October 2020. Following the successful implementation of the METAV web sessions in June of this year, the METAV organiser VDW (German Machine Tool Builders‘ Association) is again inviting visitors to the web sessions.

They will be held every month on clearly defined topics – precision tools, machine tools and systems, software, automation and handling, measuring technology and quality assurance, additive manufacturing, medical engineering, components, accessories and services.

VDW, based in Frankfurt am Main, represents the interests of the German machine tool industry. Together with the Sector Association Machine Tools and Manufacturing Systems within the VDMA, VDW has some 300 primarily medium-sized companies among its voluntary members. They represent around 90% of the branch’s total turnover, amounting to about EUR 17 billion (2018). The organiser takes up the responsibility to ensure preventive health care for visitors, exhibitors and employees, as they believe that trade fairs are an important component in getting the economy back on track. In order to achieve this, the organisers are cooperating intensively with Messe Duesseldorf. It has developed a comprehensive concept, which is agreed on with the responsible authorities in order to meet the applicable hygiene and infection protection standards. This will reload the concept for METAV.

“The halls are fully booked because METAV 2020 reloaded represents the first major machining trade fair in Germany for over a year. The exhibitors are eagerly awaiting this opportunity to reconnect in person with their customers,” says Dr Wilfried Schaefer, Executive Director of VDW. The fact that METAV 2020 reloaded is mainly aimed at the German market considerably raises the event’s prospects of success. “90 per cent of the visitors at the last event were from Germany,” says Schaefer.