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11 October 2016


For the first time significantly more than 12,000 visitors, with an increased share of international visitors (25.6 %, from 53 countries) – that´s the conclusion of this year’s leading trade fair for Design & Technology MATERIALICA 2015, which enabled the fair to extend its lead as the most important trade fair for Lightweight & Interior Design for New Mobility. The focus is on lightweight construction, interior design, materials (especially for batteries and electric motors), surfaces and testing. Visitors are mainly development engineers, design engineers and designers from the automotive industry – but visitors from many other industries can be inspired also by this unique innovation platform.

Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo and host of the trade fairs, was satisfied with this year’s edition: “We have strengthened our reputation as the most important trade fair for design & technology in new mobility markets – electric, connected and autonomous mobility. We have once again increased the number of visitors and we have hosted more than 400 exhibitors from 25 countries. We put the focus on international activities: In the Trade Fair Forum we hosted a two hours event with high-level speakers representing the Kingdom of Thailand as well as an evening event under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Netherlands. Furthermore, the international congress “The World Mobility Summit” which took place during the trade fairs was attended by 215 participants from 23 countries, was a huge success.”
Covering 22,000 square meters, the exhibitors of the leading trade fairs on the New Mobility eCarTec – MATERIALICA – sMove360 showed the complete range of new mobility. Exhibitions ranged from charging infrastructure, battery systems and powertrains, to lightweight design and design concepts, electric vehicles of all kinds as well as solutions for Connected & Autonomous Driving and assistance and communications systems. A special highlight at the trade fair were the presentations for the MATERIALICA Design + Technology awards which honored a total of 18 applications Silver-, Gold- and Best Of-Awards in the categories Material, Surface & Technology, Product and CO2 Efficiency.
The Student Award worth 1,500 Euro was granted to Dorothea Lang, student at the Hof University of Applied Sciences, Campus Münchberg.
For more information:

MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH
Zamdorfer Strasse 100
D-81677 München / Germany
Ph. +49 (89) 322991-0 / Fax +49 (89) 32 299119