The shows SOLIDS and Recycling-Technik 2018 in Dortmund once again ended on a high note. The more than 6000 visitors who attended over the course of the two-day event, as well as the 500 exhibitors, all came away quite satisfied. While Recycling-Technik recorded strong visitor growth of 10 percent, SOLIDS really shone with 20 percent more international visitors, in total from 60 nations. These statistics, along with the packed audiences at the specialist lectures and live events, reaffirmed the event’s importance as an industry meeting point in Germany.

"For all the participants of SOLIDS and Recycling-Technik – both national and international – seeing and experiencing new products and services in person is a key reason for making the trip to Dortmund," emphasises Daniel Eisele. "The growth we’ve seen in the number of international guests underscores the shows’ increasing importance," said the Group Event Director and Exhibition Director at Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH.

Live explosion demonstrations at the trade show

Over the two days of the event, the organiser counted 6254 trade visitors, attesting to the popularity of SOLIDS and Recycling-Technik; this also pleased the 500 exhibitors. SOLIDS saw a 20 percent increase in the number of international attendees, who came from 60 different countries. And for Recycling-Technik, the 10 percent rise in visitors over the previous year underscored that show’s growing significance for the industry. In addition to the numerous innovations presented by the exhibitors, visitors were enthusiastic about the informative lectures on the innovation stages: highlights included the recycling of packaging and of building materials, as well as in the life science technologies.

As usual, the Guided Tours were very well received. However, the absolute top attractions were the live explosions carried out within the context of the 4th German Fire and Explosion Protection Congress. The explosion demonstrations conducted by REMBE® GmbH and IND EX® e.V. proved to be a real crowd magnet. The objective was to underline the importance of protective measures. They complemented the keynote speeches and technical lectures on the topics of fire and explosion protection in a dynamic and memorable way.

800 guests at the evening event and award ceremony

On 7 November 2018, the evening event for exhibitors, visitors and conference participants took place for the second time in the arena of the neighbouring ice sports centre. Filling the hall to the last seat, some 800 guests witnessed the bestowal of the two show awards, which went to Hecht Technologie GmbH (Solids) and Barradas GmbH (Recycling-Technik). On both show days, Dr Olaf Enger, management consultant for the aggregates industry, led tours of interested groups through the most important innovations and products for their respective subject areas: "Innovations for classic bulk solids" and "High-tech solutions for bulk solids".

Numerous innovations in store at the 2020 event

"The next show always starts on the heels of the last one," says Eisele. Plans are already underway for the upcoming edition of SOLIDS and Recycling-Technik, taking place on 1 & 2 April 2020. And for that event, the organiser has set quite a few goals for itself: "We’re changing the stand construction for all our trade shows," continues Eisele. "The new design will allow full visualisation of the exhibition stands, which will both decrease construction efforts and allow for better, more experience-oriented communication."

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SOLIDS European Series

With shows in Antwerp, Dortmund, Krakow, Rotterdam and Zurich, the SOLIDS European Series counts as

Europe’s most extensive solids network. In total, across the six events some 1,100 exhibitors will meet

15,000 trade visitors:

SOLIDS Rotterdam 2 & 3 October 2019 Rotterdam Ahoy

SOLIDS Kraków 2 & 3 October 2019 EXPO Kraków

SOLIDS Zurich 12 & 13 February 2020 Messe Zürich

SOLIDS Dortmund 1 & 2 April 2020 Messe Dortmund

SOLIDS Antwerp 21 & 11 October 2020 Antwerp Expo

Über die Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH

Easyfairs enables communities to "visit the future" at must-attend events that anticipate their needs and present solutions in the ideal format. The group currently organises 218 events in 17 countries (Algeria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States). Easyfairs also manages 10 events venues in the Benelux, Netherlands and Nordic region (Ghent, Antwerp, Namur, Mechelen-Brussels North, Hardenberg, Gorinchem, Venray, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö). In the DACH region alone, Easyfairs organises Automation & Electronics (Zurich); Empack (Dortmund and Zurich); Label&Print (Zurich); Logistics & Distribution (Dortmund and Zurich); maintenance (Dortmund and Zurich); Packaging Innovations (Zurich); Pumps & Valves (Dortmund and Zurich); Recycling-Technik (Dortmund) and Solids (Dortmund and Zurich). The Group employs more than 750 people and generated revenues in excess of €160 million for its financial year 2016-2017. Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools, and developing strong brands. Visit the future with Easyfairs.Easyfairs ermöglicht Wirtschaftszweigen unter dem Motto "visit the future" einen Blick in die Zukunft. Leitveranstaltungen greifen die Bedürfnisse der jeweiligen Branche auf und präsentieren Lösungen in einem passenden Veranstaltungsformat.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH
Balanstr. 73, Haus 8
81541 München
Telefon: +49 (0)89 127 165 0
Telefax: +49 (0)89 127 165 111

Birgit Meinberg
Projekt Manager Marketing
Telefon: +49 (89) 127165145
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