October 25, 2016


Premier at AIRTEC and Euromold: Air and space trade fair and product-development trade fair present together in 2016 in Munich


Munich, 25 October, 2016: For the first time, the international air and space trade fair AIRTEC and Euromold, the world trade fair for tools and mould-making, additive manufacturing and design and product development, are presenting together at the new Munich location from 25 to 27 October 2016. The organisers, representatives of the federal and state governments as well as exhibitors, were all impressed by the new trade-fair concept and are optimistic about the future.


The host of the event is the Deputy Prime Minister and Bavarian State Minister for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology, Ilse Aigner. She emphasised in a recent statement that both trade fairs are being given optimal support in Munich and that the region as well as industrial sectors would profit.


AIRTEC and Euromold will present the latest developments in air and space flight – such as unmanned flight and commercial space travel – as well product development – such as 3D printing, tooling and product design. The organisers will welcome around 500 exhibiting companies from 35 countries, which means AIRTEC and Euromold are still among the most international trade fairs in Europe in their areas. Additive manufacturing/3D printing, tooling and mould-making, manufacturing, material manufacturers and CAD/CAM providers are well represented.


Opening ceremony addresses new developments


During the opening event, all participants underlined the high potential for exhibiting companies, visitors and the city of Munich as well as the unique synergy effects that both trade fairs produce in combination, which cannot be offered anywhere else in Germany at this level. The opening took place on 25 October, 2016 from 09:00 to 12:00 at the Messe München (Munich).


Diana Schnabel, Managing Director of AIRTEC and Euromold, stressed the expanded opportunities for both events at the opening ceremony: “The feedback we’ve received so far from the exhibitors is characterised by good impressions and an expectant attitude, which is often hard to find – there is a lot of optimism! The companies recognise the new perspectives and value the benefits of the Munich hightech region”.


Bernhard Schwab, Director of the Bavarian Ministry for Economics, Media, Energy and Technology also talked about how well technology trade fairs would fit with Bavaria. This was also confirmed by Assistant Ministry Director Holger Schlienkamp, Head of the “Industry for Mobility of the Future” division in the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy.


Concrete developments in the air and space industry and the importance of international cooperation were the subjects of the contributions by Ilham Habibie, Managing Director of PT ILTHABI Rekatama and Commissioner of PT Regio Aviasi Industry from Indonesia, and Ir. I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, Director-General of Resorts, Metals, Machinery, Transportation Equipment and Electronics Industry from the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry.


Dr. Gerd Gruppe, Member of the Board of the German Aerospace Centre, who is responsible in particular for the management of space travel there, spoke about the possibilities, goals and expectations of the space industry in the coming decades.


The topic of the presentation by Hyeokjong Oh, President of KOTRA Europe from South Korea, was business opportunities in the airspace over Korea.


Overall, it was a very successful opening event with many informative lectures, general anticipation and a positive mood.


AIRTEC and Euromold will be held from 25 to 27 October, 2016 at the Munich Exhibition Centre. For more information, see and



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