Business location Karlsruhe
Embedded in the Karlsruhe technology region, the city of Karlsruhe is the center of one of the most successful economic, scientific and research regions in Europe – and one of the most important IT locations in Germany. With the eMobility Center, Karlsruhe has created a focus on the automotive, energy and mobility sector and is an important attraction for the cultural and creative industries.
In terms of innovation location, where Karlsruhe companies are always at the forefront, there is information about settlement, the job market, specialists and managers at Karlsruhe Economic Development Department.
Education Drives Digitisation
On an enlarged area, LEARNTEC presents the future of learning
Digitisation continues to accelerate and is causing profound transformations in all areas of life. Fields of activity and job descriptions are changing rapidly. Digital education plays a major role here as a driver of digitisation. Once again from 30 January to 1 February, 2018, LEARNTEC – the leading trade fair for digital education in schools, universities and vocational training – will be a platform for current trends and future developments in digital education. More than 7,500 specialised visitors are expected to attend the three-day fair.
“Learning with digital media is relevant nowadays in all areas of education. Digital education has become a growth market that gives LEARNTEC progressively greater dynamism with each passing year”, says Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH. “For the first time, LEARNTEC will occupy two halls and thus make available more exhibition area than ever before at the trade fair. I am very pleased about this because we are eager to comprehensively present the full spectrum of offers in this industry.”
Significantly better than planned
Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH (KMK) presented its balance sheet figures for 2016.
2016 was a record-breaking year for generated contribution margin. KMK’s Managing Director Britta Wirtz comments on this all-time high: “Operational results totalled 7.5 million euros, an improvement of 1.9 million euros compared to the 2016 business plan. This accomplishment far exceeds our expectations and is the best operative result ever achieved by the company. Intensive expansion of the portfolio certainly pays off.”
The improvement in generated contribution margin II, which occurred simultaneously with a slight decline in revenues, underscores the fact that the company possesses the most valuable portfolio since its founding.
NUFAM to open fourth hall
Strong growth for commercial vehicle trade fair
NUFAM’s success is set to continue in 2017, with the three planned trade fair halls already booked or optioned to a great extent. Because of this, Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH is now opening the fourth hall in the exhibition grounds, providing up to 12,500 square metres in additional space for the trade fair. With some 350 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre will be the meeting point for the commercial vehicle sector from 28 September to 1 October 2017. “The exhibitors have recognised the quality of NUFAM and are acknowledging this by booking early”, as Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH, explains: “We have decided to open the fourth hall in order to accommodate this growth.”
NUFAM’s growth can be attributed above all to the additional providers in Workshop, Parts and Accessories, to new exhibitors in Light Commercial Vehicles and to larger exhibition spaces for existing exhibitors. Strong brands such as Bridgestone, Kempf Fahrzeugbau, Langendorf, Palfinger, Reisch Fahrzeugbau, Schwarzmüller, Suer Nutzfahrzeugtechnik and TSE have all increased their stand area.
Trade associations support the “recycling aktiv” and “TiefbauLive” double trade fair
The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) has signed a partnership contract with Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH (KMK), which organizes the “recycling aktiv” and “TiefbauLive” double trade fair that will take place for the first time on the Karlsruhe trade fair campus from 27 to 29 April 2017. The signing of this contract means that expert support will be provided to the professional trade show in Karlsruhe by the VDMA, which represents more than 3,000 mostly midsized businesses in the capital goods industry and ranks among Europe’s largest industrial associations.
Naemi Denz, managing director VDMA waste treatment and recycling technology, comments on the importance of the trade fair and its new location: “recycling aktiv is unique thanks to its demo character. Manufacturers of treatment technology can transform each customer into an eyewitness of their machinery’s high performance. Purchasers can reach out and touch the machinery on a perfectly equipped trade fair campus in Karlsruhe.”
Deutsche Industrie weiter im Aufwind
Die deutsche Industrie hat im Mai nochmals leicht an Dynamik gewonnen. Das signalisiert der saisonbereinigte Markit/BME-Einkaufsmanager-Index (EMI), der binnen Monatsfrist um 0,3 Punkte auf 52,1 stieg. Damit wurde nicht nur ein Viermonatshoch erreicht, sondern auch der Langzeit-Durchschnittswert von 51,9 Punkten übertroffen. Mit der höchsten Notierung seit Jahresbeginn zeigt der Mai-EMI zudem, dass sich die deutsche Industrie weiter im Aufwind befindet.
Der Index liegt bereits den 18. Monat in Folge über der Wachstumsschwelle von 50 Punkten. Das Industrie- und Konjunkturbarometer spiegelt das Ergebnis der Mai-Umfrage unter 500 Unternehmen des Verarbeitenden Gewerbes in einem Wert wider. „Trotz zahlreicher internationaler Krisenherde bleibt die deutsche Wirtschaft auf Wachstumskurs. Ihre robuste Verfassung stimmt uns auch für die kommenden Monate optimistisch“, betonte Dr. Christoph Feldmann, Hauptgeschäftsführer des „Bundesverbandes Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik“ (BME), am 2. Juni 2016.
Messe: Indien im Fokus
Gastland der diesjährigen Europamesse in Straßburg
Auf der zweitgrößten Verbraucherschau Frankreichs - auf 35.000 Quadratmeter Ausstellungsfläche in Hallen, Pavillons und auf dem Freigelände - präsentieren sich rund 1.000 Aussteller vom 4. bis zum 14. September 2015. Diesjähriges Gastland der 83. Europamesse ist Indien. "Indien mit seinen 1,3 Milliarden Einwohnern, eine der ältesten Zivilisationen der Welt, ist ein aufstrebendes Land mit zahlreichen Reizen und Reichtümern, um das man nicht mehr herumkommt", sagte Nawel Rafik-Elmrini, der städtische Beigeordnete und Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende von Strasbourg Evénements bei der Vorstellung des Messeprogramms. Straßburg habe darüber hinaus seit 2010 wirtschaftliche Beziehungen mit Indien, Frankreich ist mit 750 Firmenniederlassungen dort das drittgrößte Investorland. Das Gastland präsentiert sich in Halle 9 mit insgesamt 15 Ausstellern – vor allem aus dem Norden des Landes. Sie bieten Kunsthandwerk wie auf Seide oder Papier gemalte Miniaturen, handgeknüpfte Seidenteppiche, Schmuck oder Batik an. Eine Ausstellung führt in das "Indien der Maharadschas". (red)
Infos: Jeden Tag finden zudem in Halle 9 Tanzaufführungen der Gruppe "Die Zigeuner von Rajasthan" mit drei Musikern, einem Sänger, einer Musikerin und einem Fakir statt. Im Restaurant "Ganesh" können die Besucher typische Spezialitäten aus Indien kosten, etwa Tandoori-Huhn, mit Käse gefüllte Naans (Fladenbrot) oder Pakora (in Kichererbsenteig fritiertes Gemüse).
"Auction Hotspot" with Presentations and Services
USETEC 2015: Covering every Aspect of Industrial Auctions
For the first time, USETEC 2015 will feature the new TradeMachines Auction Hotspot. Under the expert guidance of TradeMachines, the world's largest marketplace for industrial auctions, a special zone in Hall 2 will be dedicated to shedding light on every aspect of industrial auctions. As well as auction houses, exhibitors will include suppliers of support services, e.g. financing, transport, export transactions, customs clearance, valuation. Lectura Verlag, a long-standing partner of USETEC and one of the key players involved in founding the Auction Hotspot, will be participating. Lectura Verlag has been providing used machinery market information for many years and is a leading supplier of technology and price guides – especially for mobile machines.
The TradeMachines Auction Hotspot aims to be a source of comprehensive information on the benefits and mechanisms of industrial auctions as a sales channel for second-hand machinery. For buyers and sellers of used technology at USETEC, the Auction Hotspot promises to be a fascinating additional source of expertise.
USETEC 2015: Broad Support
Widespread approval from the most important players in the market
The return of USETEC supported by resale to its traditional home in Karlsruhe has received widespread approval from the most important players in the market – including associations and commercial exhibitors. Dr. Nils Schmid, Deputy Minister-President and Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs in Baden-Württemberg has accepted the role of patron. This further underlines USETEC's importance to the region.
USETEC is supported by all the leading associations in the sector including the FDM, Trade Association for Machine Tools + Tooling in Bonn. As technical sponsor, this organisation has played a significant role in shaping and developing the USETEC concept. In early November, a new agreement was reached with the EAMTM, European Association of Machine Tool Merchants in Brussels, which aims to strengthen the partnership with USETEC still further. The EAMTM will be integrated more closely into the event's communications and more of its members will exhibit at individual stands. Some national branches of the association will also be represented at joint stands.
More major industry players
NUFAM: join exhibitors for first time
The fourth NUFAM, Karlsruhe’s trade fair for commercial vehicles under the honorary patronage of Winfried Hermann, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, will bring major industry players to the region. For the first time, the following companies will be among the exhibitors at the trade fair held from 24 to 27 September 2015 in the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre: Otto Nussbaum, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of platform lifts; SEKA, producer of semitrailers for the transport of liquid foodstuffs; and VBG Group Truck Equipment, manufacturer of the Ringfeder trailer coupling.
“For months now we have been holding intensive talks with interested parties, exhibitors, industry associations and partners with the aim of advancing NUFAM even further. This has resulted in numerous bookings, which proves we are on the right path. Our priority is ensuring that the entire industry is represented in its full depth and breadth. In addition, we want to make sure that visitors to the trade fair spend their time pleasantly and effectively by offering them a high level of professional expertise and perfect service”, explains Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH.
Entire Range of Services
For NUFAM, acquisition is picking up speed:
Even more traction for the commercial vehicle branch in the south of Germany! For NUFAM – the Trade Fair for Commercial Vehicles in Karlsruhe, acquisition is picking up speed: From 24 to 27 September 2015, the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre is going to be the meeting point of the commercial vehicle branch for the fourth time with the NUFAM.
Over 350 exhibitors will be presenting the branch’s entire range of services on more than 60,000 square metre of floor space.
Trade Fair - Interlinking Ideas
Karlsruhe Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre
KMK - Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH is an experienced partner for trade fairs, conferences and conventions, events, service, and tourism. With over 170 employees and approximately 600 events per year, KMK offers the very best one-stop service for event organisers, exhibitors, and visitors: from hall reservation, event consultation, and hotel and travel bookings to supporting programmes.
The Congress Centre is located right in the heart of Karlsruhe on Festplatz (Festival Square). Five events halls and buildings are equipped with a total of 17,000 seats, distributed amongst more than 50 rooms and halls. The largest of these can accommodate up to 5000 people (standing). 22,500 m2 of exhibition space (gross) and 10,000 m2 of open-air grounds can be used individually or linked to form a perfect combination.
NUFAM – Utility Vehicle Fair
Vehicle fleet management
Vehicles, constructional systems for diverse areas of application, as well as software and information management programmes for vehicle fleet management will be presented at the "Kommunalmeile".
The "Treffpunkt Kommunal" is being supported by the partners Automotive Engineering Südwest (AEN), the Commercial Vehicle Cluster, and the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT).
IT Solutions for Public Transport
IT-TRANS to focus on security, real-time information and the networked passenger
Visitors to IT-TRANS can look forward to an expanded conference programme with more topics and world-class speakers, not to mention an even larger exhibition. A recent press conference, live-streamed on the internet, provided a closer look at the trends and topics of IT-TRANS.
"The importance of IT-TRANS as the leading international platform for IT solutions in public transport can be seen in the positive exhibitor response. Two and a half months before IT-TRANS, 146 exhibitors from 26 nations have registered, which means a larger area is already reserved now than the total exhibition space in 2012", reported Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, pleased about the advance success of the event. The companies represented at the exhibition come from countries such as Australia, Belgium, China, France, the UK, Italy, Canada, Germany, Austria, Poland, Romania, Sweden and the USA. All of the biggest names in the industry will attend the event, including accenture, Atron, Cubic, GIRO, Siemens, IVU Traffic Technologies, highQ, Höft & Wessel and many more. IT-TRANS will take place at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Center between 18 and 20 February 2014. It is organised by Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).
IT-TRANS expands conference programme
SECUR.IT.Y places a spotlight on security issues
With a significantly expanded conference programme, IT-TRANS – International Conference and Exhibition on IT Solutions for Public Transport – will open its doors for the fourth time from 18 to 20 February 2014.
For the first time a total of eleven conference sessions will be held, giving experts from around the world an opportunity to demonstrate how information technology is making public transport safer, smarter and more efficient. The topic of security can be found on the conference programme for the first time. Under the heading “SECUR.IT.Y”, current issues related to security will be covered in three sessions.