Well attended: the new network fair for optics, mechanics and electronics at the Rittal Arena, Wetzlar. (Images: Thorsten Indra)
Well attended: the new network fair for optics, mechanics and electronics at the Rittal Arena, Wetzlar. (Images: Thorsten Indra)

W3+ FAIR

Successful Premiere!

The networking fair for the optics, mechanics and electronics sectors celebrated its successful début. Exhibitors and visitors are highly satisfied.

There were happy faces in Wetzlar as the organizers of the first W3+ FAIR, the new networking fair for the optics, mechanics and electronics sectors, gave a positive summary of the event. With over 2,000 trade visitors, around 100 exhibitors and partners and an extremely well attended supporting program, expectations were more than satisfied.

For two days, the new innovation platform was a hub of interdisciplinary exchange: the exhibitors were particularly pleased with the quality of the contacts they made. Besides all this intensive networking, a lot of business was done at the fair. The many communication forums gave trade visitors the opportunity to extend their know-how: more than 30 speakers ensured high-quality knowledge transfer. The event was also very popular with students: many aspiring engineers informed themselves of career opportunities at the company’s booths and in the ‘Recruiting Mile’.

Ralf Niggemann, Manager of Wetzlar Network and one of the event’s initiators, commented: “We have created a new business platform with the W3+ FAIR: Its suitability as a venue for closing business deals as well as networking and exchanging know-how has been confirmed. This will strengthen the companies and therefore the region as a whole.”

Christoph Rénevier, Manager of the fair organizer FLEET Events, said: “W3+ FAIR is far more than a tradeshow – in terms of the concept and the exhibitor and visitor structure. We are an innovative point of contact for all those who have a stake in the value chain of the optic cluster in the widest sense. This inter-sectoral approach has proved to be the right one. Our next goal is to expand and internationalize the event. The date of next year’s W3+ FAIR has already been fixed: it will be held from 25th – 26th March 2015.

 

Additional Information:

www.w3-messe.de

 

Mayor Wolfram Dette welcomes the exhibitors.
Mayor Wolfram Dette welcomes the exhibitors.
Manfred Bender, CEO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, presents his company.
Manfred Bender, CEO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, presents his company.
Intense exchange at the W3+ FAIR.
Intense exchange at the W3+ FAIR.