This year's editions of wire Düsseldorf and Tube shows remain on schedule to arrive on 7 December (running to 11 Dec), with the organisers expecting visitors from over 100 countries to attend at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds.
Strict new hygiene and social distancing rules are in place at the Fairground ahead of the shows, which cover the international wire, cable and tube and pipe industries.
Notably, this edition of the wire show will have an expanded portfolio which will include end products: "For the first time, the complete value creation chain in fastening elements and springs will be presented. wire is thus once again promoted to being the trade fair of trade fairs."
Stable visitor numbers expected from Europe
2018 saw 71,500 trade visitors (2016: 69,000) from 134 countries visit the exhibition halls on the Rhine river over five days to learn about innovations in their sectors and conclude business deals.
For December the organisers expect stable numbers of visitors from Europe despite the tight situation in the global economy. So far, one third of visitors at both trade fairs came from Germany while two thirds were international visitors. This means that wire and Tube are among the most internationally attended trade fairs care of Messe Düsseldorf.
80% of international visitors in December are expected to hail from Europe. Although strong producer and visitor countries such as Italy, France and Spain are seriously impacted by the consequences of the Corona crisis, these are the European countries – alongside the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Russia, Great Britain and Turkey – where most European trade visitors will come from to visit the two trade fairs.
If the EU and national stimulus packages take effect in the European countries, then an economic recovery and increase in investment can be expected by the end of the year, the organisers added.
Visitors to wire come from the wire and cable industries, the iron, steel and NF-metal industries, from automotive and construction, the chemical industry, trade and the services sector. At wire 2020 they will be on the look-out for innovations, trends, new business partners and suppliers or seeking to deepen existing contacts. Visitors’ main interests focus on machinery and equipment for wire manufacturing and finishing, as well as process technology tools, finished products, auxiliary materials, forming technology and fasteners and springs as well as wire mesh welding machinery.
At Tube most visitors are interested in the latest news from the fields of tubes, plant and machinery for pipe and tube processing (as well as for finishing and manufacturing pipes and tubes), raw materials, accessories, profiles and pipe and tube trading. Likewise, pipelines, OCTG technology and sawing as well as saw blade grinding machines meet with avid interest among visitors to Tube 2020.