Formnext 2021 Planned as Hybrid Event

In-person show set for Nov. 16-19 in Frankfurt, Germany, with Formext Digital Days planned for Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2021.


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Hybrid Formnext 2021 includes in-person show Nov. 16-19 and Formext Digital Days Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2021.

Hybrid Formnext 2021 includes in-person show Nov. 16-19 and Formnext Digital Days Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2021.

Organizers for Formnext 2021 are planning a hybrid event concept featuring in-person elements Nov. 16-19 in Frankfurt, Germany. The event will include real-life encounters in a hybrid concept that will feature a parallel conference organized by content partner TCT and supporting digital formats.

The event will enable the world of additive manufacturing (AM) and the next generation of industrial production to finally come together. Formnext organizers are building on the experience of the all-digital Formnext Connect 2020 to cover the entire spectrum of AM processes.

“The feedback we’ve received from exhibitors, attendees and the exhibitor advisory board has made it clear that a genuine in-person event is essential to this industry,” says Sascha F. Wenzler, vice president of Formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “Everyone is longing to visit some real booths and have some face-to-face conversations.”

Attendee health and safety is the No. 1 priority, with plans for Formnext 2021 being made that, at a minimum, meet all the various legal requirements. To provide exhibitors with flexibility, both the related deadlines and the event’s general terms and conditions have been adjusted. Exhibitors can reserve space now without risk, and cancel bookings free of charge until the end of June. Formnext 2021 is also offering modified, turnkey booth concepts that make simplify planning an entire trade-fair appearance.

The virtual portion of the event include Formnext Digital Days, planned for two weeks later (Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2021). “We’re hoping that these two days provide an intriguing digital platform, especially for attendees and exhibitors who can’t make it to Frankfurt in November due to travel restrictions,” Wenzler says.