The GGS – Trade Fair Dangerous Goods // Dangerous Substance has from the 8th to the 10th November 2022. Experts from Germany and abroad came to the Leipzig Trade Fair to exchange ideas in a personal dialogue about the new products as well as a wide range of services for the transport of dangerous goods, storage and intralogistics of hazardous substances as well as for ensuring the safety-relevant requirements of all processes of the associated logistics chain.
Photo: Leipziger Messe GmbH / Tom Schulze
With this, the GGS again addressed logisticians from the various specialist areas as well as dangerous goods and other safety officers. The top-class specialist program with numerous practical demonstrations, further training offers and conferences offered added value for all visitor groups.
After the corona-related break in 2020, the GGS now returned. “The restart of the GGS was a success. Both exhibitors and visitors are satisfied with their participation in the fair. We are very pleased that GGS was well received and was able to consolidate its position as an industry platform for dangerous goods and hazardous material logistics,” explains Markus Geisenberger, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe. “We build on the solid foundation and further strengthen GGS – in close cooperation with our partners and exhibitors. In this way, we offer the industry a platform for the holistic view of the logistics chain of dangerous goods and substances, which is unique in Europe.”
High contact quality, coherent concept, supra-regional appeal
The exhibitors were satisfied with the GGS: In the official survey, 97 percent of exhibitors praised the high professional qualification of the visitors. The surveyed exhibitors consistently rate the trade fair concept positively. In addition, nine out of ten exhibitors stated that they would recommend the GGS.
Michael Kriegel, Department Head DACHSER Chem Logistics, says: “We have been an exhibitor since the premiere of GGS – and we intend to continue this partnership. We came to the fair to establish connections between everyone involved in safe, international supply chains for chemical products and dangerous goods. We were able to achieve this goal. On the industry platform, we have had discussions with both existing and potential new customers, which will be deepened after the trade fair. We are very satisfied with our participation in the fair.”
Sebastian Stenzel, Senior Account Manager at Quentic GmbH, also draws a positive trade fair conclusion: “We used the fair for an intensive exchange with existing customers and potential new customers. This year we noticed that we were not only allowed to have a large number of discussions at the stand, but the quality of the exchange was also very high. In this respect, the GGS is still an important date in the Quentic annual calendar and we look forward to seeing you again in 2024.”
The visitors also issued a good testimony to the GGS: Nine out of ten visitors surveyed announced that they would recommend the trade fair. In addition, 88 percent of respondents plan to visit the next issue of GGS again. Almost 40 percent of trade visitors traveled more than 300 kilometers – this underlines the supra-regional appeal of the industry meeting. More than 80 percent of the visitors to the GGS were decision-makers or employees involved in the decision-making process.
Highly demanded specialist program
The extensive specialist program of the GGS provided insights into current topics and created a practice-oriented continuing education offer that stimulated knowledge transfer in the industry. Highlights of the specialist program included the DENIOS Hazardous Substances Day 2022 and the information event “Dangerous Goods Regulations 2023 – Outlook and Developments” by the Association of the Chemical Industry e.V. (VCI) carried out under the GGS.
In addition, the Dangerous Goods Association Germany (GGVD), the ideal carrier of the GGS, organized daily changing lecture blocks on topics of dangerous goods logistics in the “Treffpunkt Gefahrgut”. Ralf Hiltmann, Vice-President of the GGVD: “We wanted to support the GGS professionally and enrich the specialist program with current topics. This was very successful. On the first day of the fair, we were literally overrun. The great response shows that we have hit the nerve of the industry with the contributed content.” Numerous events were occupied to the last place.
In the middle of the trade fair events in Hall 2, exhibitors offered know-how and live experiences for trade visitors with lectures in the Open Forum and product demonstrations in the Action Forum. Also the practical competition “The transport of dangerous goods – find the mistakes!” enjoyed great popularity.
Looking to the future, new trade fair date has been set
Project director Matthias Kober reports: “This year’s GGS has come to an end successfully. However, we are already looking forward – also in the numerous discussions we had with the exhibitors during the three days of the fair in order to take up the industry’s requirements for the trade fair and to further develop GGS in a targeted manner.” The next edition of the GGS will take place from the 22nd to the 24th. October 2024 at the Leipzig Trade Fair.
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