The next Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing will take place in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2023. Key issues include injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, as well as sustainability, circular economy and recycling. The international, world-class live event for the plastics industry will continue its tradition and follow up on the inspiring success achieved in fall 2021.

The exhibition halls in Friedrichshafen are filling up. “One and a half years before the trade fair opens its doors, industry players are already booking floor space at Fakuma, which underscores the great importance of the event throughout the world,” explains Fakuma project manager Annemarie Schur from Schall trade fair promoters. “Fakuma is traditionally one of the top events in the plastics industry, as demonstrated once again by the live trade fair held in the fall of 2021. Fakuma was greatly celebrated and we’ll pick up where we left off again in 2023.”

Fakuma: One of the Most Important Industrial Trade Fairs

1470 exhibitors from 39 countries came to Lake Constance in October 2021 and showcased their innovations covering all aspects of injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing on 85,000 square metres of overall exhibition floor space. Special attention was focused on the issues of environmental protection, circular economy and sustainability. “Recycling and environmental compatibility will be dealt with again extensively in 2023. There can be no doubt that the exhibitors will present ground-breaking innovations and continue to work intensively on pioneering solutions,” affirms the project manager with certainty. Professor Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian, director of the SKZ Institute in Würzburg, appealed for more responsibility in determining what happens to plastics at Fakuma 2021. In his passionate plea for the importance of plastics, he made it clear that they should not only be accepted, but used with enthusiasm. “And we have to do a lot more to educate people about its benefits,” said Bastian last fall. All companies and households are working hard on implementing the energy transition, which won’t be possible without plastics.

Exciting Issues Explored in a Trendsetting Manner

The 28th Fakuma in Friedrichshafen from 17 to 21 October 2023 will once again be an exciting and important information and business platform. Exhibitors and expert visitors meet here to exchange ideas on automation and digitalisation, as well as circular economy and the conservation of resources. Numerous traditional world market leaders have already saved the dates for the 29th Fakuma in Friedrichshafen from the 15th through the 19th of October, 2024. “Our proven trade fair concept for Fakuma is unique and enjoys widespread acclaim – and we’ll stick with it,” says Bettina Schall, trade fair promoter and managing director of P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG. “Fakuma unites practical relevance with high levels of professional competence, as usual in a familiar atmosphere. More than any other event, Fakuma is the perfect place for discussing new products and forward-looking solutions in the plastics industry on an equal footing.” Save the dates for the upcoming Fakuma events in Friedrichshafen: 17 to 21 October 2023 and 15 to 19 October 2024.