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June Exhibitors in Germany

Top technological exhibitions in Germany Exhibitions are a great opportunity to present innovative ideas and to establish important business contacts. Since Germany is not only the land of poets and thinkers but also of tinkerers, numerous fairs take place all over the country. TEXT: MONIQUE AMEND

The Messe Erfurt opens its gates for Rapid.Tech, an international specialised exhibition for additive manufacturing taking place from 14-16 June. This fair is an important platform for developers, researchers and constructing engineers of the 3D printing industry. The use of this kind of technology is increasing rapidly and ranges from prototyping to series production. The fair combines theory and 72 | Issue 39 | June 2016

practice with numerous exhibitors as well as expert discussions and informative lectures. In the last few years, the optics business has developed into one of the most important German industries in terms of growth and future prospects. Optatec 2016 (7-9 June) in Frankfurt brings all the current market leaders together. Optical

technologies, components and systems can be found in many areas of work and private life without even being noticed by its user. Optatec 2016 has developed into a world-class industry event and keeps on growing in the same way as the industry itself. In the development and use of renewable energy, Germany continues to be in a leading position. The demand for power generated from photovoltaics is rising in particular. Intersolar Europe (21-24 June) takes place for the 25th time in Munich and is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. The