More than 80 companies are planning to use the METAV Web Sessions in order to target customers they would otherwise have reached at METAV 2020. Each session will last roughly 20 minutes and be followed by ten minutes for questions. Companies will present the machines, solutions and services which they will then be showcasing live at METAV reloaded in March 2021. Topics include digitalisation, precision tools, machine tools and systems, software, measuring systems and quality assurance, additive manufacturing, components and systems, medical engineering and services.

The exhibitors are already looking forward to the event, which represents uncharted territory for many. “The METAV fair itself might have been postponed, but the METAV visitors are still very much interested in seeing what progress we are making in our product development,” said Nicole Rüffer from Isra Vision AG in Darmstadt. “In the current situation, such web sessions are the best way for us to let the general public know about our latest developments,” Rüffer continues.

Andreas Lindner, from Bimatec-Soraluce in Limburg, added: “The challenges facing manufacturing companies today are changing faster than ever. In the current situation, how much experience do you need to have in order to ensure sufficiently high precision and efficiency levels? What can you do if an experienced machine operator leaves your company but you’re about to launch a new project? These are the kinds of questions I will be answering. I’m looking forward to meeting all the participants online and I’m keen to see what kinds of questions they have.”

Registration details and information on the entire programme can be found at

Further information: Martin Göbel, Director of Trade Fairs at VDW, Tel. +49 69 756081-54,