The High Tech Stage at last year's W3+ FAIR Rheintal. (Photos: FLEET Events)

Hightech Hub

At the end of November, the community of experts will come together at the W3+ FAIR Rheintal. It will be worth visiting the new Hightech Hub in the region of Lake Constance in more than just one way

This is maximum inspiration: When the W3+ FAIR Rheintal opens its doors in the exhibition quarters Dornbirn on November 30th, a premium Hightech Hub for gathering information and networking will be expecting the trade visitors. The advantage: The W3+ FAIR will take place at the same time as the TECH.CON fair. In addition, the photonics conference “Precision Photonic Systems ´22” of the Eastern Swiss University of Applied Science FH Ost will provide visitors with expert knowledge of the highest stage in the neighboring hall.

Jörg Brück, Business Director of W3+ FAIR is excited: “Standing shoulder to shoulder with the TECH.CON and the FH OST conference allows us to offer exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to obtain cutting-edge knowledge and do networking on a broad basis. That way, our event will become once again the pivotal element for the high-tech industry. People who want to have a say in technology-based developments in the Rhine Valley region or seek to gain access to the companies there should not miss the W3+ FAIR.”

Interdisciplinary and Transnational Networking

The W3+ FAIR promises interdisciplinary and transnational networking opportunities. For this purpose, the fair brings together exhibitors of key technologies centering around optics, photonics, electronics, and mechanics, such as SwissOptic, APM Technica, csem, the University of Applied Science Graubünden, nortus Optronic, Kyburz Sapphire, Photeon Technologies, OptoTech, RhySearch, Polytec, Trioptics, WZW Optic and many more. In the Innovation Area, Mark 3D and fischer innomation will inform visitors about the novelties in the 3D printing and automation sectors.

Top-class speakers have announced their participation in the free of charge accompanying conference en-tech.talks where they will give lectures on such topics as Optics Production, Research & Innovation in the Rhine Valley, Business Opportunities as well as Industry 4.0 and Digitization. Speakers from Swarotec, ePLAN, EOS, Switzerland Innovation Park Ost and many more are confirmed. What’s also exciting: Company Obrist will give a talk about their solution for the fuel of the future – aFuel and the HyperHybrid. More exclusive knowledge transfer will be provided in the EPIC TechWatch hosted by the European Photonics Industry Consortium. Here, speakers from Materion Optics Balzers, Diamond, Lumentum and others are scheduled. Jörg Brück feels certain: “At the turn of the year, this will be the high-tech highlight 2022 in the Rhine Valley!”

Workshop Photonics for Forestry and Timber Industry

In the afternoon of the first day of the fair (2:30 p.m.), the workshop “Photonics for Forestry and Timber Industry” organized by the Wetzlar Network will take place. Sounds exciting, because: optical, integrated and networked sensor technology offers interesting solution approaches for the detection and prevention of forest damage and for process and quality control. The aim of the workshop is to identify the need and to establish closer, cross-sector cooperation between the photonics industry and the forestry and timber industry. The event is free of charge, and the number of participants is limited. So register now:


W3+ FAIR / CONVENTION Rheintal 2022
Trade Fair and High-Tech Conference for Enabling Technologies

November 30th – December 1st, 2022

Daily from 9.30 – 17.00 h
Messequartier Dornbirn/Austria
Day Ticket: 25 Euro
Two-day Ticket: 40 Euro
(incl. entrance to TECH.CON and en-tech.talks conference)

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