Due to corona, Formnext Connect, the digital version of Formnext, the industry’s leading platform for additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing, made its debut from 10-12 November 2020. The success of the virtual event exceeded all expectations and shows the potential and benefits of digital communication platforms for all participants.
The Formnext Connect attracted a total of 203 exhibitors with approx. 2,200 representatives, and showcased 1,412 products. 8,541 active participants from more than 100 nations (1/3 national, 2/3 international) made great use of the intelligent and modern matchmaking feature, which managed to generate over 450,000 recommendations for products and other participants. Further, 23,311 new contacts and 4,733 business meetings in the form of video calls were enabled. The 221 lectures and presentations of the high-profile program of stage events and sessions were watched by 45,000 spectators. Here, experts from all over the world discussed current and future trends, developments and applications in various webinars and discussion panels. “In particular the AI-supported possibilities for networking offered by Formnext Connect , showed how efficient and target-oriented matchmaking between exhibitors and visitors can work on digital platforms”, explained Petra Haarburger, President at Mesago Messe Frankfurt, the organizer of Formnext.
“Formnext Connect’s success is a good indicator for our digital SPS connect. This is also based on the same technological platform which has certainly shown itself potential”, added Martin Roschkowski, President at Mesago Messe Frankfurt. The SPS Connect will be taking place from 24-26 November. In addition to manifold possibilities for networking, a compelling program SPS Connect is offered to all participants. Each day will feature not only presentations on smart digital automation, but also two areas of focus that will be explored further in keynotes, relevant expert talks, discussion panels, and contributions from exhibitors.
Further details on the complete program and information on tickets can be found on sps-exhibition.com.