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Looking forward to ProWein 2015

Looking forward to ProWein 2015

– Waiting to be discovered: wine from Bolivia

– Always worthwhile: unique international diversity and exciting wine tasting zones


Messe Düsseldorf is looking forward to the next ProWein from 15 to 17 March 2015. Preparations are in full swing, and the international wine industry continues to be upbeat about the event. “But we’re not the only ones who can look forward to the event. International visitors from the retail trade and the catering sector have every reason to be equally pleased,” says Michael Degen, Divisional Manager of Messe Düsseldorf and Director of ProWein. “The range of different wines and spirits is well-known for its enormous size, with products from all over the world. Next year they will be joined by a newcomer on the international wine scene: Bolivia.”

Please download .PDF for more information. ProWein2015_PM02_Outlook_Bolivia_GB


glasstec 2014 – Façades the focal point: wafer-thin solar cells transform glass fronts into power plants

Cities are eating up an increasing amount of heat and electricity. In order to reduce this consumption, buildings have to become increasingly efficient and integrate more renewable energies. New, printable photovoltaic semi-conductors could help to boost this trend. They enable solar films and modules to be produced, which transform windows or façades into electric power generators. A new market is being created for the manufacturers of solar glass and modules.

The race for the best solar cells material has a new candidate: Perowskit. No other semi-conductor has enabled researchers to succeed in achieving such a dramatic development in efficiency levels. “There is now an absolute hype surrounding Perowskit,” says Thomas Unold, head of the Institute for Technologies (Institut für Technologien) at the Helmholtz-Centre Berlin.

The mineral promises to be efficient and at the same time inexpensive. Up to now it has not been possible to combine both these characteristics: currently the best silicon cells achieve an efficiency level of over 20%, but are expensive to produce. Pigment and organic solar cells in turn can simply be printed on film, but often do not exceed an efficiency level just over ten percent.

More…glasstec_2014_Façades the focal point


Tenth edition of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA was a sell-out success

The tenth edition of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA was a sell-out success, reaffirming its position as Asia’s premier medical exhibition. With a 50% increase in exhibiting companies compared to the previous edition in 2012, this year 800 exhibitors from 35 countries showcased the latest medical technologies at Suntec Singapore. Anchoring the international line-up of companies was a record-setting 15 national and group pavilions from Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA.

Attracting a notable 10,780 trade visitors of which 40% came…Please see more in the attached .PDF MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2014


Valve World Expo visitor tickets available here – get to the front of the queue

When you visit the VALVE WORLD EXPO trade show in Düsseldorf (2 – 4 December 2014) you will have around 600 exhibitors to choose from. They’re taking 15,700 sq. metres of space to bring you the latest products, ideas and business opportunities from the international arena. A world-class facility for you to update your industry knowledge and market intelligence, meet the key manufacturers and suppliers to the industry and assess the innovations and insight that this event always delivers.

Get your e-ticket here

REHACARE 2014 – book your ticket online now and save over 40% on the entrance price

It’s a multi-channel world. Information from every direction, employing sight, sound and touch and at all times of the day. You need a show like REHACARE to make sense of it all and help you reach your goal – the right decision. Go here for your personal e-ticket.

REHACARE 2014 (24-27 September in Düsseldorf) is for care industry professionals, carers, people with disabilities or care requirements of all types to see, test and learn about developments in the global market.

More than 700 international exhibitors will be presenting a combination of product demonstrations and system solutions that will bring tangible benefits to users and providers, whether you are disabled  yourself or are a carer or professional.

Get your personal e-ticket here. 


drupa Global Insights study “The Impact of the Internet on Print – The digital flood”: Out in October 2014

First results of the “drupa Global Insights“ study:

  • Changing demand for print but strong opportunities for growth remain
  • Success of mass customisation of print
  • Increasing adoption of interactive print in packaging

Out in October 2014: Global study “The Impact of the Internet on Print – The digital flood”

The first results of the “drupa Global Insights” report on “The Impact of the Internet on Print – The digital flood” are now out. They illustrate how many Internet-enabled tools such as web-to-print, variable data printing, interactive print such as Augmented Reality and QR codes and smart technologies such as printed electronics, will impact on most areas of the printing industry. Print service providers and the supplier industry on the one hand and their customers on the other are being compelled to deal with new challenges and opportunities. Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, underlines the relevance of the drupa study: “With its detailed analysis of the global markets and the overview of current trends, the “drupa Global Insights“ report is an important contribution to strategic decisions that need to be taken by printers and suppliers alike “. In spring 2014, about 1,100 international key executives from the printing industry took part in the on-line survey and many participants provided very informative examples from their business environment.


More…16-Insights-Report-GB PE (Download .RTF) or 16-Insights-Report-GB (.PDF)