The organizer of formnext, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, and the organizer of TCT Show + Personalize, Rapid News Publications Ltd, have agreed on a long-term strategic partnership. The tradeshow for tool making and additive technologies/3D printing will taking place Nov. 24-27, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany as a new brand “formnext powered by TCT.”
“This partnership offers additional strength to the formnext concept, creating a very attractive, international and long-lasting tradeshow concept,” said Johann Thoma, CEO, Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “The benefits to the additive technologies/3D printing sector are most obvious, but the tool making sector stands to gain from the innovative partnership.”
The combination of both organizations facilitates a high-level two day conference with international speakers running in parallel to the show.
Duncan Wood, COO of Rapid News points out the advantage of the strategic partnership for every participant.
“Mesago and Rapid News Publications have come together to work with and for the wider industry. Our research highlighted the requirement for an annual event, in a global hub, with trusted organizers,” said Wood. “Formnext powered by TCT will deliver this and more, giving the industry a stable international platform from which to continue its unprecedented growth. The conference program organized by TCT’s experienced and well-connected team will be highly attractive for attendees from all over the world. We will bring over 20 years of expertise in the additive technologies/3D printing sector to bear. We have a deep understanding of the trends, innovations and are well connected to the world’s finest speakers.”
The conference program will not only focus on additive technologies/3D printing, but will also follow the trends and latest insights on the area of tool making.
“The combination of a substantial exhibition and an expansion of the well-respected TCT conference series will make formnext powered by TCT the place to be for additive technologies/ 3D printing and tool making. Knowledge meets expertise, expertise meets customers. A platform that can be a benefit for everyone involved,” added Johann Thoma.