28-May-2021

Final decision: RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE postponed to 5 - 7 May 2022

Event set to be first live demonstration trade fair in 2022

After months with no indications of when trade fairs will be allowed to recommence, the initial conditions were laid out on 14 May. But the new parameters under which trade fairs can take place, assuming infection levels remain under control, have come too late for many international businesses who needed clarity in order to plan. This led to cancellations from many important exhibitors. As a result, Messe Karlsruhe, organiser of the RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE twin trade fair, has decided to postpone the event from 2 - 4 September of this year to 5 - 7 May 2022.

. “We have taken all the influencing factors and options into account, and have acted following a majority decision of our event advisory committee and in close contact with exhibitors”, explains project manager Olivia Hogenmüller. “Unfortunately, the uncertainty has led many key players and brands to decide against any in-person trade fairs for the rest of 2021. This would narrow the wide and attractive range of exhibitors at our demonstration trade fair, and would have a knock-on effect on visitor numbers. We want the event to reflect the full breadth of the companies, products and people in the industry.”

The six demonstration formats and many live demonstrations at exhibitor stands need detailed planning and investment steps early on. “The government’s current plan for opening leaves a lot of uncertainty. Although trade fair organisers and their customers can hope for better times ahead, the strict adherence to infection levels means we still have no planning reliability. That is why we have unfortunately been forced to take this decision to postpone the trade fair to 2022, following consultation with our advisory committee”, explains Britta Wirtz, managing director of Messe Karlsruhe.

Event focus: live, compact, up close and driven by technology

Next year will see RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE live up to its reputation as a welcoming live demonstration trade fair for mechanical engineering, construction and environmental technology, with its finger on the pulse of the market. Alongside attachments, the trade fair duo will showcase material transport and handling, as well as recycling systems for construction waste. RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE will therefore offer a wide combination of topics in a compact setting.

“The pandemic has not hit the recycling industry as hard as initially feared. Material like waste wood and rubble in particular have remained strong. That is why the industry urgently needs RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE as a meeting point for commerce and discussion in 2022, and as a more user-focused alternative to the leading global trade fairs. The live demonstrations, intensive discussions with decision-makers and the sheer breadth of the industry concentrated in such a compact event make RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE all the more attractive”, says Eric Rehbock, Executive Director of the German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (bvse).

Debut for new demo formats in 2022

Next year’s trade fair will offer three new demonstration formats, covering e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping, special heavy construction and the action packed, cross-industry attachments arena. These new additions will take place alongside the special theme areas for wood and biomass and scrap and metal, as well as the demonstration building site for conduit construction. “As co-founder, the VDBUM supports the decision to postpone the trade fair and stands ready to assist the organisers”, confirms VDBUM director and board member Dieter Schnittjer. “Over the past year, the organisers have successfully and clearly positioned RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE as a live demonstration trade fair focused on real-life applications. The three new demonstration formats are planned smartly and feature a star-studded line-up. They deserve to be held in a relaxed atmosphere and with a large audience. September 2021 is simply too soon for this to happen. Following this decision, we are eagerly awaiting what will be a fantastic year of events for the construction, environmental and mechanical engineering sectors. The twin trade fair will stand out in the calendar thanks to its unique demonstration format, and will let exhibitors and visitors alike kick-start their businesses in 2022.”

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