• Image: Messe Dusseldorf/CTillman
    Image: Messe Dusseldorf/CTillman

More than 3000 exhibitors from 60 countries are set to descend on the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre for K 2019 this October.

Billed as the world’s number one trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries, K is held in Düsseldorf every three years. This year, it has a range of tools available online at its website to make the trip easier for guests and exhibitors, according to organisers Messe Düsseldorf.

“If you’re a trade visitor, you may like to start planning your visit now, so that you can make the best possible use of everything that K 2019 has to offer. K 2019 has a variety of services to support visitors from the entire world, enabling you to make the most of you time in Düsseldorf,” they said.

This year, the K 2019 Innovation Group has selected four “hot topics” as a focus: Plastics for Sustainable Development & Circular Economy; Digitisation and the Plastics Industry 4.0; System Integration: Functionality through Material, Process and Design; and Young Talents in the Industry.

“These hot topics now have their own dedicated microsite on the K Portal with continuous video interviews, articles and news items based on each topic. It’s a great place for visitors to start planning their visit to the trade fair,” organisers said.

Also on the K 2019 portal is a new matchmaking tool, which Messe Düsseldorf says is ideal for networking at the show.

“The new smart Matchmaking Tool provides an ideal platform for finding new contacts quickly and conveniently and for networking with them. Trade visitors and exhibitors at K 2019 can already search for contacts and products they find relevant and interesting.

“The tool suggests suitable contacts straight away, enabling you to get in touch with them and arrange to meet during the trade fair,” they said.

K 2019 will be held from 16 to 23 October at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.

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