RecyclingAKTIV - review

The trade fair pairing of RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE enjoyed a successful debut in its first year at the new location in Karlsruhe. The international recycling and civil engineering industry came together from 27 to 29 April 2017 at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. The inaugural joint event welcomed 7,500 industry visitors and around 600 representatives from exhibiting companies.

Portrait Britta Wirtz, Managing Director Messe Karlsruhe

Both exhibitors and visitors were extremely satisfied with the event. This encourages us to make the next trade fair in 2019 even better. We want to further develop this unique combination of topics and live demonstrations.


Britta Wirtz, Managing Director Messe Karlsruhe

Facts and figures RecyclingAKTIV 2017

Number of exhibitors202 from 14 countries
Live demonstrating exhibitors25 %
Visitors8.500
Trade visitors95 %
Decision-makers80 %
First-time visitors66 %
Purchase intention after the trade fair73 %
Exhibiton area81.500 sqm total, of which
75.000 sqm is open air exhibition area and
6.500 sqm is hall area
Special theme areas2 demonstration building sites
- road construction
- conduit construction

special theme areas
- scrap & metal
- wood & biomass

32 participating exhibitors
source: exhibitor- and visitor-survey for RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE 2017 (executed by Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung GmbH)
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