New Case Studies: Which floor covering for which application?


DOMOTEX, the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, will run from 15 to 18 January 2021 in Hannover, Germany.

The new keynote theme for DOMOTEX 2021, COVER NEW GROUND, zeroes in on three dimensions that permeate the latest trends: Balanced Living. Sustainable Living. More than Floor.  It is intended to motivate people to go beyond previous strategies, visions and experiences in flooring design and application.

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LOPEC impulse: The new 365-day platform




With about 2,700 international participants, LOPEC is the leading exhibition and the most important conference for the printed electronics industry. With LOPEC impulse, the broad range of existing activities has now been complemented by virtual formats.
This is what you can expect on July 16: Integrated sensors for building technology, in smart floors and in shoe soles. Our experts will present application examples and give an outlook on future developments.
Curious? Then sign up now!
  The new, free online platform
  Digitally available all year round
  Content available on demand

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SurfaceTechnology GERMANY and p2c 2020 cancelled

Deutsche Messe

stg 2020 cancelled

SurfaceTechnology GERMANY and p2c announces cancellation of Stuttgart fairs on October 2020. The next date is 21st-23rd June 2022 for SurfaceTechnology GERMANY and 5th-7th October 2021 for p2c.

The media, as well as all exhibitors, visitors and companies interested in both fairs will be informed shortly. An FAQ section on the most pressing queries will be released on their website. 

In numerous discussions over the last few weeks the situation had become increasingly transparent: Due to the economic crisis, in which some companies are simply struggling to survive, other topics are prioritized at present over a trade fair participation. The question of health and infection protection also continues to be of central importance. Whether for business or private reasons – a large part of the population reduces travel activities and contacts to the bare essentials. Travelling, particularly on an international level, is difficult. Add to this hygiene concepts and political guidelines for trade fairs, which would have considerably clouded the traditional appearance of the event.

A visitor survey conducted last week was the final reason for the cancellation. According to this survey, 65% percent of the usual visitors to SurfaceTechnology GERMANY have already ruled out a visit or at least expressed doubts about a visit.

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Robotics and automation in the time of Corona

AUTOMATICA Messe München

The leading trade fair at a glance

With Robotics and Automated Production against the Corona Pandemic

Standbuchung für die automatica 2020

Robots help to carry out corona tests and evaluate them in the laboratory as well as automate the production of medical and protective equipment. In addition, hundreds of thousands of urgently needed face masks are produced every day on automated assembly systems. A look at actual practice:

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Edge Computing or Cloud Computing: Partners instead of Rivals

News and interesting facts in the automatica newsletter

The IoT boom makes edge computing necessary, but data processing in the cloud is more dynamic and therefore scalable to any extent. A survey among industry experts shows that both technologies have their advantages and can complement each other perfectly

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Overview of IoT Platform Providers

News and interesting facts in the automatica newsletter

They are the service centers of the Internet of Things. IoT platforms connect devices and applications, machines and factories in the Internet of Things. With the large number of providers, obtaining an overview is often not very easy.

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Success Model Data Analytics: With Data to Improved Processes

News and interesting facts in the automatica newsletter

With the help of industrial analytics, companies want to gain added value from production data. Intelligent data analysis software alone is not enough; it must also incorporate (human) knowledge about the specific application and the process.

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Virtual Sensor Show & Congress on July 22 & 23

News and interesting facts in the automatica newsletter

Sensor technology is the basis of digitization. Not only will be “The Sensor Show” at automatica for the first time in December with a sensor exhibition area and an accompanying congress, but our partner is also offering a virtual sensor summit with the Virtual Sensor Show & Congress on July 22 and 23! Best practices and exciting contacts are guaranteed! 

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Be part of the first IFAT impact Panel Discussion

IFAT Messe München
IFAT impact Panel Discussion | July 15, 2020

Environmental technologies in times of the coronavirus—and beyond

IFAT impact

What happens after the coronavirus era? Has the European Green Deal been undermined, or can the crisis even be used as an accelerator for an environmentally sustainable economy? Hot questions—substantial answers: join in when top-class experts from industry and politics hold the first IFAT impact Panel Discussion.

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The first IFAT impact event

Svenja Schulze

Our participants  as convinced as inspiring. In addition to Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and Virginijus Sinkevièius , the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, TV presenter Cherno Jobatey will welcome BDE President Peter Kurth and VKU’s Vice President Patrick Hasenkamp. In our short interviews, you will learn more about the positions that the two association presidents will take in the discussion.


Background knowledge that enhances our participation

IFAT Environmental Index

The big issues of our time are also the issues of IFAT: read our Industry Insights to find out about the innovative solutions and initiatives for climate protection, climate resilience and the circular economy. And get to know more about the European Green Deal as well as the risks and opportunities that arise from the coronavirus.

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Next edition of IFMAC not until October 2021

The next edition of IFMAC, one of the most important trade fairs for woodworking machinery in Southeast Asia, will be held in Jakarta from October 12 to 15, 2021. IFMAC, which was planned for this year in September, had initially been postponed to October 2020. However, due to the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, this date cannot be realized.

Hannover/Jakarta. The next edition of IFMAC, one of the most important trade fairs for woodworking machinery in Southeast Asia, will be held in Jakarta from October 12 to 15, 2021. IFMAC, which was planned for this year in September, had initially been postponed to October 2020. However, due to the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, this date cannot be realized. For this reason, the Indonesian trade fair company Wakeni (PT. Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur) as organizer and Deutsche Messe AG from Hanover as IFMAC partner are now concentrating all their efforts on next year’s event.

“In view of the continuing uncertainty about the lifting of travel restrictions by the Indonesian government due to the COVID-19 situation, we unfortunately have to come to this difficult but necessary decision. IFMAC & WOODMAC is an international exhibition with large participation of foreign companies and attracts visitors from all over South East Asia. All efforts will now focus on bringing the industry’s players together for a strong exhibition in 2021 to support the recovery of the Indonesian furniture industry,” said Rini Sumardi, Director of Wakeni.

The health and safety as well as reliable travel options for all exhibitors and visitors are the most important prerequisites for a successful IFMAC. The extended preparation period until October 2021 enables Wakeni to offer each exhibiting company optimal logistical and marketing support. Trade visitors and buyers can look forward to a well-organized, comprehensive trading and presentation platform to make direct contact with potential business partners again.

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Take part as an exhibitor – at 2021, taking place from 24 to 28 February!

Dream vacations to near or far away countries, camping holidays with recreational vehicles or tents, adventure tours by boat or bicycle, exciting journeys on a cruise ship – many people are missing this very much right now and longingly await the moment, when all this will be possible again – and that moment will come.
We are looking to the future with confidence, the planning for the travel and leisure fair 2021 is in full swing. We as a trade fair organiser would like to offer you a perspective and invite you to take part in 2021 as an exhibitor. 2021 offers the ideal platform to meet an active and travel-loving public that is already looking forward to your offers.
Register now – conveniently online – and secure your stand location. We look forward to welcoming you to 2021 from 24 –28 Feb 2021 in Munich!




highlights of 2019 is your ideal platform!
Get your own impression of our attractive exhibition sectors including Travel, Cruises & Boat Trips, Caravanning & Camping, Water Sports, Bicycles, Outdoor & Sport and Health & Wellness.




Use our online registration and secure your stand space. The stand  placement process will start from 1 September 2020.




We know that this particular current situation is a challenge. You can count on the following with us:

Your application is a non-binding declaration of intent, which we need to determine your requirements. Your registration is not binding until you confirm a concrete stand proposal, which you will receive from us starting in September 2020.

We will always inform you openly should there be any new developments regarding 2021. At our website you will find all current information regarding Covid-19.

In the case of cancellation of events organised by Messe München, exhibitors will be refunded the participation fee already paid. In the event of postponement, the payments already made will be transferred 1:1 to the alternative date.

Current information regarding COVID-19



gamescom asia officially postponed to 2021

asia gamescom | 15-18 October 2020 Suntec, Singapore

gamescom asia, originally planned for debut in Singapore this 15 – 18 October, will officially be postponed to 14 – 17 October 2021.

As optimistic as we were about bringing the event to life this October, we agreed that the world would not be situationally ready for this to happen. For an inaugural event, we felt it was important to give the gaming community and fans the full experience of what an amazing Tier 1 event for the region would be like, and not anything less.

What is especially encouraging is the enthusiasm from our fans, partners, and participants thus far. In our conversation with exhibitors and potential partners, 90% have already confirmed their commitment to 2021, including the Singapore, German and South Korean country pavilions.

Right now, we are exploring ways to spotlight the Asian video games industry virtually to a global audience at gamescom this August as well as digital content formats that can bring together the industry and fans in the lead up to gamescom asia in 2021.

We are also open to collaborating with you on any virtual ideas you might be considering. Please feel free to share your plans with us.

Thank you for your continued support through these tough times, where difficult yet necessary decisions have to be made.

Let’s work together to create the best gamescom asia next year!

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