ALUMINIUM 2022, the world's leading trade fair and the meeting place for the aluminium industry, starts on 27 September in Düsseldorf.
When can a trade show call itself the "world's leading trade show"? What makes it the most important meeting place for an industry? If it's a matter of the pure exhibition space that represents a world market within the framework of a trade fair, ALUMINIUM (September 27-29, 2022) more than lives up to the term, because as in previous years, it represents the global aluminum market within 6 exhibition halls at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center.
And another criterion is also met: The most important players in the industry will be there to guarantee professional exchanges of the highest relevance. Among others, Norsk Hydro, HAI Hammerer, AMAG, ALVANCE, Rio Tinto, Alcoa, Trimet, Rusal or Assan Alüminyum have already confirmed their participation. In addition to many other well-known industry giants, numerous SMEs and start-ups will also provide enormous diversity.
World's leading trade fair and international industry get-together
ALUMINIUM 20222 will, after the cancellation in 2020, finally be the long-awaited and international industry meeting of the aluminum industry and its application industries. The central players in the industry will be there, as will the most exciting start-ups and newcomers. The trade fair will also score points with new special shows, cooperation with the most relevant associations and industry partners, with numerous hybrid elements - and with three days full of content.
The most important issues of our time
But of course there is more to it than that. A world-leading trade fair is expected to offer answers to the most pressing questions of the present and the future. The content of ALUMINIUM 2022 will therefore focus on those topics that are already transforming the industry. And for which the material offers numerous approaches to solutions.
- Sustainability: Few materials offer as many opportunities for recycling and circular economy as aluminum. At the trade show, numerous innovations will be presented in the sense of climate-neutral aluminum.
- New mobility: The pressure to make vehicles lighter and the increasing importance of electromobility are making aluminum an increasingly important material in the automotive industry.
- Additive and digital manufacturing: 3D printing is becoming increasingly established in industry. However, the topic is far from being exhausted. In Düsseldorf, corporations as well as start-ups will demonstrate exciting new ways of combining the material properties of the metal with the design freedom of additive manufacturing.
- Digitalization: More efficiency, more effectiveness - innovative engineering and machine software will be another focus of the show.
- Building and Construction: Smart and environmentally friendly cities are one of the megatopics of the near future. Aluminum as a material for facades or window frames will play a central role in this.
Special shows with strong partners
Two of these focus topics will be reflected in their own special shows. "Additive and Digital Manufacturing" in Hall 5 will highlight the diverse technical possibilities offered by 3D printing. For trade fair project manager Malte Seifert, this is one of the most exciting developments in the industry: "3D printing makes it possible to combine the material properties of aluminum with the design freedom of additive manufacturing. What new approaches this offers cannot even be fully foreseen today." The exclusive partner for this special show is the Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing (ACAM) at RWTH Aachen University, one of the world's most important research centers in this field.
In Hall 6 of ALUMINIUM, everything will revolve around the topics of sustainability and recycling. Against the backdrop of the excellent properties of the material in the sense of a circular economy, numerous best practices and innovations await trade show visitors in the "Innovation Plaza Sustainability and Recycling".
Content drives the trade show
Both special shows will be accompanied by Speakers' Corners. They offer a dense program of expert presentations, focused content and insights on the most important issues in connection with additive manufacturing and sustainability. They will provide in-depth information and give space to the presentation of products and solutions. The thematic stages will be hosted by top-class industry partners who will contribute both thematically and professionally.
The focus on content is one of the outstanding features of the world's leading trade show. One of the highlights: Aluminium Deutschland's major ALUMINIUM Conference will be an integral part of the fair from 2022. It will be held under the title "Aluminium - the solution provider" in Hall 3 of Messe Düsseldorf and will focus on the central themes of the fair. The ALUMINIUM Conference will continue the approach of the extremely successful ALUMINIUM Business Summit and will bring experts, key players and, above all, customers from the aluminum industry onto the stage to discuss the focal topics.
Marius Baader, Managing Director of Aluminium Deutschland, sees the merger of the trade fair and conference as a logical step: "ALUMINIUM is now even better positioned in terms of organization and content, and covers the cutting-edge topics that are driving our industry today and will do so in the coming years. On this stage, we can communicate the solution competence of the material and the industry more strongly and clearly."
A superlative showcase
Like all of organizer RX's trade shows, ALUMINIUM will feature hybrid elements and provide a digital trade show portal. In addition to digital exhibitor profiles, there will also be the option to follow the ALUMINIUM Conference live on the web. There will also be hybrid offerings such as audio guided tours, digital trade show bags, lead scanning of all visitors and more.
"We will experience a superlative performance show in September," promises Malte Seifert, "it will be a trade fair that the industry can be proud of - a true world-leading trade fair in fact."
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