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Successful start of the trade show trio

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Good things come to those who wait. After the break caused by COVID-19, the trade show trio Solids, Recycling Technology, and Pumps & Valves 2022 in Dortmund proved to be an indispensable business platform. In summery temperatures and despite the new challenges caused by the crisis, almost 4000 visitors finally exchanged views with the experts of the 430 exhibitors face-to-face again, followed the numerous technical lectures and live explosion demonstrations and explored the exhibition along one of the four topical tours. For many, it was important to be able to turn to the experts with concrete concerns for technical challenges.

Successful start of the trade show trio

“Like everyone involved, we were very pleased to finally be back on site in Dortmund with the trade shows. The large number of well-known companies and the intensive discussions at the stands clearly show us how important the personal exchange and how useful the new trade show combination is for the industries”, confirms Sandrina Schempp, Head of Processing Cluster from the organiser Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH. For the first time, the representatives of three trade shows presented themselves at the same time in Dortmund. The combination of Solids, Recycling-Technik and Pumps & Valves was very well received by exhibitors and the public, because the sectors around the processes of pouring, recycling and pumping are closely linked.

High quality contacts and satisfied exhibitors

With more than 3800 trade visitors from various sectors, the trade show trio was therefore well attended despite the new crisis-related challenges such as high inflation, sharply rising energy prices and still disrupted supply chains. Representatives of renowned companies such as BASF, Caterpillar, Estato Umweltservice, Haribo, Volkswagen or Stahlwerke Bochum went in search of new technologies on the two days of the trade show. The visitors were often looking for very specific solutions to technical challenges in their plants. Optimally prepared, the representatives of bulk solids, recycling, valves and pump technology showed their possibilities and were able to make numerous valuable contacts. This ensured great satisfaction among visitors and exhibitors.

Cynthia Günther, Strategic Buyer at Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, can also confirm this: "I was at the trade show because we have a design problem with a slide valve. I was hoping to find a supplier or dealer at SOLIDS, RECYCLING-TECHNIK and PUMPS & VALVES Dortmund who would support us with our request, and fortunately we did. I have found someone who is now taking on the project together with us."

Show programme impresses the visitors

In addition to the promising innovations, the visitors were also enthusiastic about the informative show programme. Many listeners followed the high caliber lectures on the stages of the Innovation and Solution Centres and picked up valuable and practical suggestions. The pre-planned topical tours were also well received. Numerous visitors took advantage of the opportunity to explore the exhibition along one of these routes and obtained specific information on certain core topics. In addition, there was still plenty of room to discuss markets that are under pressure. Besides process automation and sustainable production, fire and explosion protection, agricultural and feed technologies were on the tour programme.

Into the future with the trade show trio

The successful debut of the three trade shows in Dortmund and the positive response of the participants encourage the trade show organiser Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH to continue to rely on the trio in the future. Just in time for the end of this year’s event, participants can already start thinking about the next edition of the big three on 29th and 30th March 2023. Until then, the organisers and experts will keep the community of Solids, Recycling-Technik and Pumps & Valves Dortmund up to date via blogs, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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