ERJ staff report (PR)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Organisers have kicked off proceedings for the tri-annual polymer and rubber industry K trade fair, which will next take place from 19-26 October, 2016 in Düsseldorf.
The exhibitors’ council has held a meeting to discuss plans for assisting Messe Düsseldorf’s preparations in the run-up to the event. Comprised of representatives from exhibiting industrial segments and from industrial associations, the council covers all products and services presented at K.
The council agreed to retain Ulrich Reifenhäuser, chairman of the Reifenhäuser Group and chairman of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, is his position as chairman.
Dr. Rainer Büschl, innovation & knowledge management performance materials, BASF SE, was appointed deputy chairman. He is also leading the concept committee.
Thorsten Kühmann, director of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as head of the organisation committee.
Over the next few months, the organisers will define the main topics of the upcoming flagship fair and develop new concepts for presenting them. Invitations will be sent to exhibitors at the beginning of 2015.
Last October, K 2013 attracted a total of 3,219 exhibiting companies and 218,000 attendees. The event featured machine and plant engineering, plastics and rubber raw material and auxiliary production, as well as the production of semi-finished products and industrial components.