In just a few weeks' time, ceramitec will open its doors at Messe München from June 21 to 24. Covering three halls—C1 to C3—the leading international trade fair for the ceramics industry will not only feature the entire spectrum of the sector—ranging from classic ceramics and raw materials to industrial ceramics, technical ceramics and powder metallurgy—but also a rich supporting program.
Without any doubt, this year's ceramitec will be an important benchmark and meeting point for the industry, as Dr. Robert Schönberger, ceramitec Exhibition Director, also confirms: "After two hard years, it is finally time again for in-person exchanges at trade shows—an opportunity that many companies now want to take advantage of." Although the pandemic led to delays or even downtimes in many industries, its effects on the innovative strength of the ceramics industry were not serious: "In the fields of technical ceramics, fine ceramics, raw materials, powder metallurgy and furnaces in particular, there will be many industry giants with us in Munich to present their innovations and trends."
However, Schönberger adds that the last two years have not failed to leave their mark on the industry: "Trade fairs always reflect the market. As far as ceramitec is concerned, we obviously would have liked to see more support in the heavy clay sector, even though we can welcome important players from this segment such as Lingl Anlagenbau, Sabo, Metalcertima and De Boer Machines." But overall, it is clear that companies are aware of the importance of personal exchange. "We get extremely positive feedback when we talk to our clients. And although things will probably be a little different this year, many of them are really looking forward to ceramitec."
The supporting program, which will for the first time fill two forums (Halls C1 and C3), is certainly one of the reasons here. Over 30 slots will allow attendees to choose between expert presentations, panel discussions and exhibitor presentations. Rounding off the offer, the Career Day for young professionals, organized by students of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, will present options and opportunities to start a career in the ceramics industry. "The program this year is one that has never been so colorful and varied before," Schönberger says. "Along with new applications for our high-performance material, visitors to the show will discover ideas that make manufacturing processes and the products themselves even better."