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Excellent Mood in Düsseldorf with 230,000 Visitors, 70% From Abroad

| Editor: Barbara Schulz

Impressions from K 2016. From 19 to 26 October, the world's leading plastics processing companies, researchers and experts came together in Düsseldorf.
Impressions from K 2016. From 19 to 26 October, the world's leading plastics processing companies, researchers and experts came together in Düsseldorf. (Source: Messe Düsseldorf)

Germany - From 19 to 26 October 2016, 230,000 investment-oriented visitors from all over the world made for excellent mood at K 2016. According to show organiser Messe Düsseldorf, exhibitors reported a host of new leads, many of which already led to closed deals over the eight days of the trade fair.

The international plastics and rubber industry presents itself in top shape. It benefits from a globally growing end-user market with high quality demands and stands for impressive innovative power across the entire value chain. The extraordinarily good economic state of this sector and the positive outlook for the future characterised the world’s biggest trade fair for the industry and made for an excellent mood amongst the 3,285 exhibitors of K 2016 in Düsseldorf. Companies reported a host of new leads, many of which already led to closed deals over the eight days of the trade fair.

According to organiser Messe Düsseldorf, 230,000 trade visitors from over 160 countries were roaming the exhibition halls over the eight days of K 2016. Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, president & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, said: "Just the sheer number of experts visiting K 2016 impressively confirm the appeal and importance of the trade fair – since this number is once again clearly higher than at the previous event in 2013. However, what is more important: the breakdown of trade visitors was of an exceedingly high standard. We can register a constantly good level of demand from Germany and a disproportionately high level of interest from abroad, especially from overseas. It is known the world over that K in Düsseldorf is THE innovation platform for the entire sector. A visit here is simply indispensable for everyone wanting to stay ahead of the competition."

The previous event in 2013 was attended by 218,000 visitors and 3,220 exhibitors.

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