THE DACH+HOLZ INTERNATIONAL trade show for 2020 has been hailed as a success with the number of visitors topping 50,000.
The number of visitors to the event, which took place between 28th-31st January, hit 52,000, up by 5% over the last time the event was held in Stuttgart in 2016.
The trade fair for carpenters, roofers, and metal roofers hosted 607 exhibitors from 29 countries across six halls.
Of the visitors, 91.7 percent said they would recommend the trade fair to others while among exhibitors, 96.9 percent gave their fair top ratings.
“The DACH+HOLZ International is a platform that young talent, influencers, and established professionals can all use to meet and to exchange ideas. Their passion for their trades could be felt in every hall,” says Robert Schuster, Project Manager of DACH+HOLZ International.
Skills for the next generation
One innovation the fair itself cited was its focus on young talent.
A particular focal point for the fair was the digitisation of communication and business, which included a special show on Digitisation, with hands-on experiences with new technologies at eleven stations.
Experts showed how to successfully get started with the topic, why it will be important in the future, and which developments from this area will influence the industry in the coming years.
Dirk Bollwerk, President of ZVDH, Central Association of the German Roofing Trade said, “The DACH+HOLZ 2020 is the world’s leading trade fair in this industry. The numbers are once again impressive and exhibitors from around the world have shown what they are capable of.
“The roofing and timber industry has presented itself well; it is well-equipped with innovations – even for the digital era. But the trade fair can do even more: along with the large number of exhibitors, the comprehensive supporting programme made clear how multi-facetted our trades are.
“No matter whether it was the digital special show, the lively workshops, metal forum, the young talent day with a student rally, or the green mobility programme: there was really something for everyone. In short: DACH+HOLZ is the platform everyone needs to have visited, now more than ever.”
The next DACH+HOLZ International will take place from 15 to 18 February 2022 in Cologne.