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Covid-19 Update

Wire industry professionals will have to wait a while longer for the return of Wire. The major international trade fair has been postponed due to the latest Covid-19 pandemic complications. The trade fair will be hosted alongside Tube 2022. Messe Düsseldorf will work on strict preventive measures for the edition scheduled June 20th – June 24th. The safety measures will include precautions such as:

  • Attendees must carry documents that prove they are not Covid-19 carriers. Proof of recovery, vaccination passports, and/or negative test results are examples of such paperwork. Negative test results must not be older than 48 hours. PCR and rapid antigen tests are both acceptable forms of testing. Documents proving that the participant has innate immunity due to recovering from a Covid-19 infection must not be less than 3 months old. All 3G documents must be uploaded through the CovPass or Corona-Warn apps.
  • Tickets for the event can be purchased online. Participants must provide complete contact information during the registration process. They should take into consideration that one-day admission tickets are only valid for the day printed on the ticket. 
  • Attendants should wash their hands as often as they need to. They should also avoid sharing brochures or exchanging business cards. Attendees should also avoid engaging in any forms of physical networking, such as handshakes. Face masks must be worn in the areas designated by reminding signs. They must keep a 1-metre distance from others when coughing or sneezing.
  • Several changes will be made to the venue to make upholding the safety measures easier. Among them will be the addition of larger waiting and entrance areas. There will also be floor markings and larger aisles in the expo centre. This is a necessary step in order to maintain the 2-metre social distance. Disinfection dispensers will also be installed at the venue.

A Brief Overview of wire 

wire concerns itself with the challenges faced by the wire and cable industry, but also celebrates the successes and offers an in-depth view of the entire value chain with multiple presentations on the latest technological innovations on the market. The international exhibition lasts for a grand total of five days, which takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany. This highly specialist event boasts a good turnout as a cross-border procurement platform and is an excellent avenue to seek new market reach. 

GETA ltd understands what you need when looking for hotel accommodation for trade fairs and gives you options that both meet your needs and exceed your expectations. You book a hotel room that spares your budget and offers you good access to public transport. Tell us a price range, and we will send you a list of suitable hotels close to the Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. All you have to do is make a selection. Organising business travel can be as simple as that. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

Although an incredibly specialist event, wire commands international power as a meeting point between supply and demand. The great relevance of wires and cables to numerous other light and heavy industries boosts the appeal and importance of wire. If you’re looking to increase sales numbers, this is where you have to come. Don’t believe us? 

  • 1400+ international exhibitors from 50+ countries showcased at the event;
  • 42,000+ international trade visitors from 80+ countries made the trip;
  • 105,000+ square metres of exhibition space used. 

The numbers we’ve pulled are from the last live edition prior to the pandemic. In 2022, there are 1000 companies registered to attend wire – a strong sign the industry is ready to recover and that wire is worth all the travel and expenses.  

Industry Relevance 

wire emerged on the scene in 1986 and remains the go-to destination for exhibitors and suppliers of wires and cables. The exhibition takes place in Messe Düsseldorf with editions spaced out every two years, which are also held in conjunction with tube. This pairing only strengthens the brand and attracts the potential for cross sales. wire has been so successful that it has successfully been adapted in Russia, Thailand and China. 

What can you hope to see on display? Everything on the processing chain – cable materials, wire materials, auxiliary materials, control units, controllers, industrial tools, processing machines, manufacturing machines, measuring instruments, and end products. Accompanying the products exhibit is an excellent matchmaking service that facilitates the setting of business meetings. 

Right now, the biggest trend making waves in the cable and wire industry is e-mobility. Customers want electric cars and as a result, there’s a high demand for high-voltage cables. There’s quite a lot happening in the automotive industry, which creates pockets of opportunity for cable and wire manufacturers. Whether it’s automating the processing of complex, multi-core cables or automatic quality control, there’s an emergent niche for manufacturers. Since 2019, the number of electric vehicles sold in Europe has tripled and the market is only picking up speed. In the upcoming years, wire is only going to become more and more relevant for business networking. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Since wire is all about fostering business contacts, you want to know where you can extend your direct influence and we’re happy to say you can get deep into every major related industry. Apart from the obvious wire and cable industry circles, you get to meet with representatives with senior management positions and purchasing responsibilities from the automotive supply industry; iron, steel and non-ferrous metal industry; electrical industry, construction industry, trade, technical specialist retail trade; skilled trades and chemical industry. wire also happens to be a global event with exhibitors coming all the way from Italy, Belgium, India, China, France, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Switzerland and Mexico. 

Additional Value of Attending 

A lot of the technological shifts and major trends will be discussed further in a series of lectures as part of the Expert Meeting. This event extends to both wire and tube and centers on the cutting-edge achievements of companies at the forefront. 

You’ll hear from experts working at SMS Group GmbH, Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahlrohre e.V., Benteler Steel/Tube GmbH, Voß Edelstahlhandel GmbH + Co. KG, Salzgitter AG, thyssenkrupp Steel, thyssenkrupp Material Services Processing, ArcelorMittal, the Heine + Beisswenger Group, Klöckner + Co SE, the Swiss Steel Group, as well as the Federal Association of Energy Storage Systems and Stahlmarkt Consult. They have all the knowledge on what’s currently going on with the wire, cable, tube and tube processing industry. 

The steel industry is forging ahead with the green transformation” has been selected as the official motto for the expert meeting. 

The Outlook for 2022 

After a long wait, wire and tube 2022 are a fact and organisers have made it clear the interest in a live trade fair is there. The number of exhibitors with a booth at wire 2022 has almost caught up with attendance rates from before the pandemic. Numbers don’t lie. The industry is ready to come back together and pick up where it left off. Prepare for dynamic days, high emotions and so much energy! That’s what organisers promise you as well. 

Although you’ll see the return of favourite programming, organisers also introduce a new addition to the fair’s format. Wire and tube 2022 marks the debut of the ecoMetals initiative, which is the result of hard work in the field of sustainability. The wire, cable, tube and tube processing industry can stand to update a lot of its productions and processes with a mind towards a greener future and meeting higher standards of production. 

There are three pillars to ecoMetals: Resources (alternative raw materials, efficient raw material extraction), Production & Processes (energy-efficient production, emission reduction, renewable energy) and Innovation (digital and industrial innovations). Companies doing great work in these areas can ask to be included in the ecoMetals Trails. These guided tours connect you to the most relevant buyers and investors.

Past editions

WIRE 2018

16.04.2018 - 20.04.2018



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How to get to wire

On Foot

On Foot

from Dusseldorf Hbf is 1h 30 min walk or 30 min with a bicycle 

1h 5 min with a walk or 25 min with a bike


By Car

from Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof the ride will take you 30 min (~9 km)

from the airport there are only 15 to 20 min (~9km)


By Public Transport

From the Dusseldorf Central Station U-Bahn Nr U78 will get you there for 26 min

From Dusseldorf International Airport to Messeplatz you need to change transport with either of this 3 options:

 - From Airpot Terminals A/B/C: 6 stops with Bus 760 to Freiligrathplatz and then U78 to MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA/Messe Nord and within 7 min walking distance you will reach the Messe*
 - SB51 from Flughafen Terminal A/B/C to Theodor-Heuss-Brücke and then with U78 to MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA/Messe Nord and within walking distance you will reach the Messe*
 - from Terminals A/B/C take bus 721 for 6 stops to 'Am Hain', transfer to bus 722 for another 4 stops to Messe Congress Center and within walking distance you will reach the Messe*

* every choice will take you from 30 to 40 min

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