The world’s leading trade fair for joining, cutting and surfacing is returning to its roots and will take place in September in Essen, Germany, organisers confirmed today (25th Jan).

Since its inception more than 60 years ago, Schweissen & Schneiden has established itself as the leading trade fair for the industry and gives a complete overview of all current developments, innovations and trends from the world of joining technology.

After a brief guest appearance in Düsseldorf in 2017, due to the modernisation work at Messe Essen, Schweissen & Schneiden will return to its roots in 2021, taking place from 13th to 17th September.

Organisers are confident the trade fair will take place on the ground thanks to vaccination programs that are being rolled out worldwide.

“Complex products need presence fairs”, emphasized Susanne Szczesny-Oßing, President of the German Welding Association DVS and Chairwoman of the fair’s Advisory Board.

“The sale of investment goods requires trust, which can only be created and built up in personal interaction.”

DVS Managing Director Dr. Roland Boecking added, “The leading trade fair is particularly indispensable for our industry this year. Now that international business contacts have been reduced to a minimum, many companies are in urgent need of presenting their innovations to an audience of decision-makers – and in personal dialogue.”

“Experience shows that trade fairs provide important impulses for economic growth after global crises,” Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen, said.

“To enable as many exhibitors as possible to use Schweissen & Schneiden for the resumption of their sales activities despite their economically challenging situation, Messe Essen has put together a strengthening package.”

“In this way, we are offering our customers maximum flexibility with regard to their participation and trade fair preparation in times of the still dynamic infection situation.”

Messe Essen’s comprehensive hygiene protection concept, which has already been effective at numerous international trade fairs in the past year, ensures maximum safety for fair participants.

The concept also provides for the optional commissioning of a rapid test centre directly adjacent to the exhibition grounds.