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Fairs & Symposia

Trade fairs of international significance or symposia in important foreign markets: the organisational backing of the VDW is recognised throughout the industry as a key indicator of their success, competence and reliability.

The VDW supports its members in accessing international growth markets. It organises joint appearances at trade fairs and technology symposia at which the German machine tool industry presents itself exclusively and compactly with high-quality participants to a country’s largest and most important client industries.

A VDW Fair, a hallmark certifying quality. The EMO Hannover (Exposition Mondiale de la Machine Outil),the world’s leading trade fair for the metalworking industry, is organised by the VDW for Cecimo, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. It is the most important innovation showcase for metal processing and an essential industry forum for the whole manufacturing technology sector worldwide. The VDW also organises the METAV in Düsseldorf the international trade fair for manufacturing technology and automation, focused on market developments in Europe.

Since 2008, the VDW has as the conceptual sponsor been supporting the AMB the International Exhibition for Metal Working, a well-established fair focussing on the metal cutting industry. Since 2011, the VDW has also been the conceptual sponsor of the Blechexpothe International Trade Fair for Sheet Metal Processing, the largest trade fair for this sector in Europe in the uneven years, and since 2015 of the Moulding Expo as well, the International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Mould Making. All three events take place in Stuttgart.

In addition, since 2016, the VDW has extended its involvement to include two further international trade fairs in the shape of the AMB Iran and the Expomafe .The AMB Iran is hosted by the VDW in conjunction with the fair organising company Landesmesse Stuttgart. The aim is to establish an international platform for production technology in the up-and-coming economies of Iran. At the same time, the VDW has also agreed to handle exhibitor acquisition for the Brazilian sectoral trade fair Expomafe from Germany, Switzerland and Austria .