ALUMINIUM 2022 opens its doors in Düsseldorf on September 27. The 13th edition of the world’s leading trade fair will be dedicated to the most pressing issues facing the industry: Sustainability, new mobility, new manufacturing processes and digitalization are the focus topics of the fair, but also the current upheavals in the global economy are in the spotlight. The most renowned experts from around the world will join exhibitors and their customers to provide answers and present solutions on how the industry can meet the massive challenges of the present and the future. ALUMINIUM 2022 offers the opportunity to finally discuss all this in person again.
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720 exhibitors from over 50 nations have registered, including Norsk Hydro, HAI Hammerer, AMAG, ALVANCE, Rio Tinto, Alcoa, Trimet or Assan Alüminyum, among others. In addition to many other well-known industry giants, numerous SMEs and start-ups will also ensure enormous diversity.
The most important issues of our time
The content of ALUMINIUM 2022 will 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. 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 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. The second partner of ALUMINIUM 2022 here is Quartz Business Media. The British trade media house, which among other things publishes “Aluminium International Today”, will also play an important role at the “Innovation Plaza Additive & Digital Manufacturing” at ALUMINIUM.
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”. The exclusive partner of organizer RX Austria & Germany here is the CRU Group – the London-based business intelligence company offers, among other things, the most in-depth analyses in the field of aluminum.
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.
September 27–29, 2022