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Coronavirus Event And Venue Setting Update 

Fakuma’s 2023 edition will come about as an in-person exposition. It will take place between 17.10.2023 and 21.10. 2023 at Messe Friedrichshafen. The exhibition centre will include the latest Covid-19 counteraction protocols to ensure attendant safety. At present, the mentioned  prevention measures include:

  • The obligatory wearing of certified masks

As part of the safety measures, all attendants must wear certified face masks. They may not wear such masks while visiting catering facilities or dining at specified dining areas. They can also remove the face masks in outdoor areas, provided that social distance is upheld. 

  • Attendants must perform regular hand sanitation

All who attend Fakuma 2023 must perform regular handwashing. This applies in particular before and after eating or visiting exhibitor stands. For the task, they can use the disinfectant dispensers located in locations such as the entrances. 

  • Regular sanitation of the venue

As part of the health protocols, a dedicated team of cleaners will provide regular sanitation to Messe Friedrichshafen. They will focus on areas such as the washrooms, door handles, and entrances. They will also ensure that locations such as the exhibition halls have undergone disinfection. 

  • Installation of informative signage and plexiglass screens

Messe Friedrichshafen will have informative signage and plexiglass screens in place. The signage will be available in areas such as the entrances. Plexiglass screens will be installed in areas such as cloakrooms and information centres. 

  • Attendees must maintain a social distance

A social distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained at all times between attendees. To aid with the maintaining of this rule, several changes will be put in place. This will include the exhibition halls and meeting rooms having new configurations. Furthermore, the venue will have expanded entrance and exit areas as well as two-way corridors. Security staff will also undergo an increase to ensure that all areas have a suitable amount of venue workers. 

  • Attendants must present valid health status certificates

All participants of the fair must provide upon entry a 3G certificate. Said document must be in digital or paper format and in English or German. The certificate will be valid if it fulfils one of 3 conditions:

  1. The attendant has undergone a complete vaccination cycle
  2. They have recovered from the infection
  3. They do not have an ongoing infection proven via a negative test
  • Contact tracing to avoid infection chains

Messe Friedrichshafen will have contact tracing put in place as part of the safety protocols. This is necessary to avoid infection chains. The protocol will feature several rules. This will include all who enter the venue must provide full contact details. This applies to visitors when buying tickets, as well as exhibitors upon purchasing ID badges. The rule also applies to stand builders and service providers.  

  • Participants must maintain a sneezing etiquette and avoid physical contact

Messe Friedrichshafen will implement cashless payments in catering facilities, cloakrooms, and others. Also, attendants must maintain a proper sneezing etiquette. This includes sneezing in the crook of their arm or maintaining a 1-metre distance. They should also avoid greeting rituals such as handshakes.

A Brief Overview of Messe Friedrichshafen

Messe Friedrichshafen is among Baden-Württemberg’s largest exhibition centres. It is also among the most modern facilities in Germany. The venue was constructed in 2000 with the grand opening taking place in 2002. The venue consists of 12 exhibition halls with a total space of 85,000 m². Messe Friedrichshafen also includes an outdoor exhibition space consisting of 12,000 m². The venue also contains many meeting rooms with modern amenities. Messe Friedrichshafen receives an average of 15-17 international trade fairs per year. This includes OutDoor, IBO, Aqua-Fisch, Fakuma and INTERBOOT. The venue receives on average around 6000 exhibitors and 600 000 international visitors. 

Industry Relevance 

Fakuma serves as one of the central trade shows for the plastics processing industries. The trade fair is the central procurement platform for the industry and its related branches. The trade fair is also the main hub for experts within the sector to network. Furthermore, Fakuma additionally serves as the central presentation stage for innovations and leading trends. The trade show also permits experts to expand their specialist knowledge and skills. Fakuma takes place every 2 years in October at Messe Friedrichshafen. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

Fakuma is an international fair that receives a large group of participants. This includes specialists from 11 industries. The industries include medical, energy, electronics, and plastics processing. It also includes attendants from the construction, automotive, aerospace, transport, and packaging sectors. Professionals from the chemical, petrochemical, and energy industries also attend. Because of the diverse group and its importance, Fakuma receives over 49,500 attendants from 126 countries. For example, the 2018 rendition included 47,650 visitors and 1.933 exhibitors. Among the countries that attend the fair include:

  • Chile
  • USA
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Canada
  • Argentina
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • Taiwan
  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • China
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Venezuela
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Bulgaria

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Fakuma is the meeting location for many professionals. This includes specialists such as:

  • Process operators and technicians
  • Product supervisors
  • QA inspectors
  • Production supervisors
  • Service technicians
  • Technical support staff
  • Process/machine tool setters
  • Toolmakers
  • Product design technicians
  • R&D engineers
  • Service engineers
  • Technical service engineers
  • System engineers
  • Senior support engineers
  • Maintenance engineers/supervisors
  • Product supervisors
  • Quality managers
  • Operation managers
  • Production managers
  • Technical managers
  • CEOs
  • CMOs
  • Operational Directors
  • Production Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Directors
  • Commercial Directors
  • Sales Marketing Director
  • Regulatory representatives
  • Universities
  • R&D institutes 
  • Medical specialists
  • Packaging specialists and manufacturers
  • Transport specialists
  • Electronics specialists
  • Automotive specialists
  • Aerospace specialists
  • Construction specialists

Among the companies that attend the fair are Collomb Mecanique and ŞENMAK MAKİNA.

Event Changes For Fakuma 2023

Fakuma 2023 will take place as a face-to-face exhibition. The event will occur at Messe Friedrichshafen and will feature the latest Covid-19 prevention measures. 

What is Included in the Event Programme?

Fakuma is a trade fair that enables professionals from 11 industries to complete 5 important business aims.  Professionals can network at Fakuma including maintaining previous business relationships and forming new partnerships. Also, the trade show allows them to gain recognition by presenting novelties or new research. Furthermore, professionals can expand their specialist knowledge at Fakuma. They additionally can conduct business on-site, including examining wares and making vital purchases. The trade fair furthermore provides opportunities to overview the industries that attend, including potential competitors and markets. 

To help attendees in completing such goals, Fakuma features an extensive event schedule. This includes a detailed exhibition where leading companies and start-ups can present their novel wares. The exhibition enables experts to gain recognition, learn about the latest innovations and trends and finalise vital deals. This is due to the exhibition featuring an extensive list of product groups.  The product groups include 3D printing, injection moulding, thermo and other types of forming. It also includes tooling, additive manufacturing and extrusion. Professionals can also examine or exhibit wares related to services, process engineering and raw/finished/semifinished materials. Often, Fakuma’s exhibition features over 1000 exhibitors due to the opportunities it presents. Start-ups can especially look forward to the sub-event due to its Start-up Area. It is a dedicated location where such enterprises and professionals can present their wares and network with decision-makers. This allows them to gain recognition. It also allows them to have their innovation integrated into investment projects.

Fakuma additionally enables professionals to expand their specialist and skills. This is due to the event featuring within its extensive support programme a variety of technical presentations. It is quite common for technical presentations as well as the various conferences to address pressing industry challenges. For example, the various presentations and conferences of the 2021 edition addressed matters related to sustainability and the circular economy. This includes sub-topics such as evaluation programmes for recycled plastic materials.  It also included related trends such as the emerging tendency for a lightweight design using natural materials to the fullest. Besides pressing industry issues, the various presentations also tend to examine subjects such as regulatory issues and the latest novelties. This includes for example the newest European regulations on plastic food contact materials. Each of the presentations features a leading expert or company as a speaker, such as Marco Theunissen. 

Professionals can also expand their specialist knowledge by attending one or more special shows and workshops. Examples of such events include the workshop known as the “Injection Moulding Simulation”. It is a workshop that focuses on injection moulding topics, such as ways to optimise and examine such processes. For the task, professionals can attend the live simulations and listen to expert speakers discuss the topic.

Fakuma can be beneficial for professionals from several industries. These include the following professions:

  • Process operators and technicians
  • Product supervisors
  • QA inspectors
  • Production supervisors
  • Service technicians
  • Technical support staff
  • Process/machine tool setters
  • Toolmakers
  • Product design technicians
  • R&D engineers
  • Service engineers
  • Technical service engineers
  • System engineers
  • Senior support engineers
  • Maintenance engineers/supervisors
  • Product supervisors
  • Quality managers
  • Operation managers
  • Production managers
  • Technical managers
  • CEOs
  • CMOs
  • Operational Directors
  • Production Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Directors
  • Commercial Directors
  • Sales Marketing Director
  • Regulatory representatives
  • Universities
  • R&D institutes 
  • Medical specialists
  • Packaging specialists and manufacturers
  • Transport specialists
  • Electronics specialists
  • Automotive specialists
  • Aerospace specialists
  • Construction specialists

Your Hotel Accommodation in Friedrichshafen

GETA Ltd takes charge of your business travel accommodation, so you can save time. All we need to find you the best hotel deals is a price range, hotel type and preferences. We work with all manner of hotels in Friedrichshafen. This includes luxury brands and affordable bed-and-breakfasts. Whether you are travelling with a few people or in a larger group, we can book you a hotel for Fakuma that minimises expenses and delivers the comfort you deserve!

Event times and City Logistics

P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG organises the biannual trade fair Fakuma for 5 days at Messe Friedrichshafen. The visiting hours for participants vary depending on the event day. For the first 4 days, participants can attend between 9 am and 5 pm. On the fifth and last day, they can attend between 9 am and 3 pm. Messe Friedrichshafen is among Germany’s leading event venues. It is a large exhibition centre with a convenient location. This is due to its clones to main transport hubs and its extensive public transport links. For instance, the venue is a 9-minute taxi commute from the central railway station. Likewise, the venue is a 50-minute bus commute from the station. For the task, you need to embark on the IRE3 bus line. Also, you can access the venue from the airport. For instance, Messe Friedrichshafen is a 45 walk from the airport. Likewise, you can commute to the fairgrounds via taxi and arrive in 9 minutes. Messe Friendtrichahfen has highway connections to local communities such as Lindau. This allows you to access the venue in 27 minutes by car.

Friedrichshafen is a popular tourist and MICE city metropolis and tourist city. It is among the largest urban communities in the Baden-Württemberg region. It is among the cities located on the shores of Lake Constance. Friedrichshafen features an extensive and convenient public transport system.  For example, you can reach other Lake Constance cities such as Ulm and Romanshorn via train or bus. There is also a ferry service that allows accessing communities such as Romanshorn in 45 to 50 minutes. The public transport system also allows easy access to the different areas of the city. For instance, you can access the city centre in 18 minutes from the airport by taking the local bus commute.

There are many accommodations and dining options within Friedrichshafen. You can, for instance, opt to book one of the various hostels, hotels, apartments, and guest houses available. The city’s dining options vary from restaurants, clubs, bars, supermarkets and street vendors. When considering areas to book accommodation in,  choose areas like the Lakeside promenade. 

Past Editions

2021

Fakuma’s 2021 rendition served as the successful restart of the plastics processing industry and the event. The rendition was hosted at Messe Friedrichshafen as a face-to-face exhibition with strict COVID-19 safety protocols in place. The event occurred between the 12th and 16th of October 2021. A total of 1470 exhibitors with 40% of them being foreigners attended the edition.

Past editions

Fakuma 2021

12.10.2021 - 16.10.2021

Fakuma

1470

exhibitors

Cancelled because of COVID 19

1,933

Total Exhibitors

47,650

Total Visitors

How to get to Fakuma

On Foot

On Foot

from Bahnhofplatz - 52 min or 20 min with a bike

From Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen - 45 min walking or 12 min with a bike

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By Car

from Bahnhofplatz - 11 min

From Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen it is just 7 min

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By Public Transport

no suitable public transportation from from Bahnhofplatz, nor from the nearest airport to messe

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