The trade fair is set to reach a new record in terms of exhibition space, with the hall capacity expanded to meet unprecedented demand from exhibitors worldwide. The exhibition space currently covers over 30,000 square meters for the first time. Even so, the halls that had originally been planned for the fair were already almost fully booked by the first quarter.
Hall C2 has been added to increase the space available. “Exhibitors have expanded their exhibition space by an average of more than 10 percent since 2014, and we receive further requests especially from companies in foreign countries,” says Daniel Katzer, project manager from Hinte GmbH, which is organizing INTERGEO for host DVW– German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management e.V..
The fair is also becoming increasingly international. The exhibitors confirmed so far represent 25 different countries, with particularly high interest coming from North and South America. For the first time, the region reaches the same level of registrations as Asia. Registrations from the United Kingdom have risen significantly as well.
A range of new topic platforms will be featured at this year’s show, with not only technical and software solutions on display, but also their specific applications. One example of the integrated platforms is the Printing Solution Park, a hub for showcasing and pooling expertise in 3D printing. A range of cross-sector, market-ready solutions will be demonstrated and new ones developed, extending from best practice examples on the stage to future-focused applications in the exhibitors’ area.
The focus is on generative manufacturing technologies that open up extensive new opportunities for the GIS, architecture and construction sectors. “Using quick and cost-effective print processes to produce 3D models cuts production costs and improves the quality of decisions by visualizing plannings,” Katzer says.
INTERGEO is the world’s leading trade fair for geodesy, geo-information and land management. It is held annually at different locations. More than 17,000 visitors from 90 countries came to the previous event to find out about the innovations in the industry from 516 companies from 30 countries. With approximately 40 percent of the exhibitors and 35 percent of the visitors coming from outside Germany in 2014, the event is becoming increasingly international.