Turning-Days™ Villingen-Schwenningen 2009, with over 10,000 square metres of exhibition space and close to 260 exhibitors from Germany and abroad, is now a major specialist fair for turning technology. For the first time includes a panel discussion on the red-hot topic in the sector. New admission system reduces queues at the pay-desks. Extra-long exhibition hours with a valuable viewing circuit for visitors even after closing time.
A specialist exhibition
The organizing team of the 4th Turning-Days™ Villingen-Schwenningen (23rd-25th April 2009) could look with great satisfaction at the bottom line after reservations closed at the end of February: with over 10,000 square metres (gross) of exhibition space and nearly 260 exhibitors, the event is now grown up – and fully booked. The increase in exhibition space of 33% over the last event in 2007 is no surprise, as a large number of exhibitors have enlarged their stands, and many former sub-exhibitors registered this year as principal exhibitors. A sure sign that there is good business being done at Turning-Days™.
“For this year’s event we were able to enlarge our exhibition area by an additional 4,000 square metres of hard floor, and set up a proper fair!” These are the words of Günter Ihlenfeld of the Turning-Days organizing team. The lack of a solid floor, indispensable for the installation and presentation of heavy machines, used to be the weak spot of the event, as until 2005, there were only a few halls with hard floors on the exhibition ground in Villingen-Schwenningen. A new hall had already been built for the 2007 Turning-Days™, in order to satisfy the demand for stand space. But even then it was already clear that for 2009, an even larger area would be required.
At the end of 2008, the starting signal was given for new, heavy duty structures to replace the special lightweight buildings. By cooperation between the organizers, the fair promoters Südwest-Messe and the municipality of Villingen-Schwenningen, this feasible solution was quickly found and was implemented without delay.
The complete turning process chain
Just under 260 exhibitors include all the trend-setting companies in the sector. The complete turning process chain, with all the preceding and following process steps, is seamlessly integrated in the Turning-Days™ fair. Although the basic concept of the event is regional, companies from all over Germany and from neighbouring countries are represented. “The majority of the new exhibitors came to us on the recommendation of former exhibitors or customers. We are very pleased about this, as there could be no clearer validation of the concept of the fair,” comments Dirk Spahn of the organizing team.
What is the profile of the subcontracting company of the future?
Even so, the organizers are not resting on their laurels, but are completing the 4th Turning-Days™ for the first time with a forum event which in future will form a fixed element in Turning-Days™ and will present topical themes for discussion. The panel discussion beginning on 24th April at 5 p.m. opens with the core theme “What is the profile of the subcontracting company of the future?” Invited panel members are specialists from industry, in particular from the turned parts sector, or strategic purchasers.
Thursday 23.04.2009 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 24.04.2009 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 25.04.2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.