In the light of the global impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and following close consultation with exhibitors and visitors, POWTECH has set the stage for the leading event for the powder, bulk solids and mechanical engineering sector. The concept for the “POWTECH Special Edition” that will now take place in Nuremberg from 30 September to 1 October this year provides a compact yet attractive alternative event format adapted to the current circumstances. The organiser NürnbergMesse is resolutely implementing the outcomes of its exhibitor and visitor survey by enabling the industry to access a dialogue and business platform before the end of the year.
“POWTECH visitors and exhibitors wanted to have a platform for dialogue this year, despite or precisely because of all the upheavals,” says Beate Fischer, Director of POWTECH at NürnbergMesse, summing up the results of a survey of all registered exhibitors and visitors from POWTECH 2019. “At the same time it was clear that the basis for conducting POWTECH as a major international trade fair this year was lacking. Our concept for the POWTECH Special Edition takes both these aspects into account. We are creating a compact event with a distinct focus on technical presentations and targeted dialogue. The POWTECH Special Edition will bring the necessary safety and required utility value under one roof.”
The centrepiece of the POWTECH Special Edition will be the expert forums that will take place in two exhibition halls in compliance with all safety regulations. For visitors from the pharmaceutical and food industries, the Life Sciences Forum is the first port of call. In partnership with the APV (International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology), the forum offers high-calibre presentations on process engineering innovations relevant to pharmaceutical and food production. Another forum will address questions and solutions from POWTECH sectors like chemicals, recycling, building and non-metallic minerals, and will also explore overarching trends. The presentations will be recorded for an online audience and international speakers can be live-streamed into the exhibition halls.
The accompanying exhibition gives all exhibitors the chance to present their innovations efficiently and attractively. If you want to do this there is a standard fixed exhibition stand concept that already takes account of all the necessary and hygiene and safety standards and can be booked “ready to use” at attractive rates. In addition, the POWTECH Special Edition provides sufficient space and meeting points for professional discussions under ideal safety conditions.
To also build a bridge to its expert international audience in these times of travel restrictions, the POWTECH organisers are increasing the online content of the exhibition alongside their preparations for the event in Nuremberg. The webinar series POWTECH Virtual Talks has already been running since April and some of the supporting programme for POWTECH Special Edition will also be available online.
Interested exhibitors can register immediately for the POWTECH Special Edition at www.powtech.de/en/special-edition. The next POWTECH in combination with the particle technology congress PARTEC 2022 will take place as scheduled at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 26 to 28 April 2022.