The organizer of formnext, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH and the organizer of TCT Show + Personalize, Rapid News Publications Ltd, have agreed on a long-term strategic partnership. The trade show for tool making and additive technologies/3D printing taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from 17. – 20. November, 2015 will be substantially strengthened by this. This fact is underlined by the new brand of “formnext powered by TCT”.
“This partnership offers additional strength to the formnext concept, creating a very attractive, international and long-lasting trade show concept,” says Johann Thoma, CEO of Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “The benefits to the additive technologies/3D printing sector are most obvious, but the tool making sector stands to gain from the innovative partnership.”
Advantage for every participant
The combination of both organizations facilitates a high-level two day conference with international speakers running in parallel to the show. Duncan Wood, COO of Rapid News points out the advantage of the strategic partnership for every participant: “Mesago and Rapid News Publications have come together to work with and for the wider industry. Our research highlighted the requirement for an annual event, in a global hub, with trusted organisers. formnext powered by TCT will deliver this and more, giving the industry a stable international platform from which to continue its unprecedented growth. The conference program organized by TCT’s experienced and well-connected team will be highly attractive for attendees from all over the world. We will bring over 20 years of expertise in the additive technologies/3D printing sector to bear. We have a deep understanding of the trends, innovations and are well connected to the world’s finest speakers.”
The conference program will not only focus on additive technologies/3D printing, but will also follow the trends and latest insights on the area of tool making. Johann Thoma concludes: “The combination of a substantial exhibition and an expansion of the well-respected TCT conference series will make formnext powered by TCT the place to be for additive technologies/ 3D printing and tool making. Knowledge meets expertise, expertise meets customers. A platform that can be a benefit for everyone involved."
formnext powered by TCT will take place in Hall 3, one of the most modern halls of the Frankfurt exhibition centre and one of the most spectacularly designed halls in the world. The combination of modern architecture and innovative functionality contributes to the ideal presentation platform for exhibitors and a pleasing tradeshow experience for visitors. The Frankfurt fairground is easily reachable via excellent international and local transportation links.