Meeting the European AM-World

November Trade Mission for U.S. Companies to Europe includes Visit to Formnext AM Show in Frankfurt

20-Aug-2019 The U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is organizing an Additive Manufacturing (AM)-focused trade mission to France, Germany and Poland, November 18–22. The German stop of the Trade Mission includes activities at Formnext in Frankfurt, the world’s largest global AM exhibition and conference. AMT and IMTS strongly support the trade mission and will be exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at Formnext.

Meet Potential Partners in Germany, France and Poland

U.S. trade mission participants will have the opportunity to meet with potential partners in all three countries and attend special presentations to learn about the latest AM market developments. This is an outstanding opportunity as EU firms are very interested in American AM products, and the European AM market is experiencing 15-20 percent annual growth.

In all three countries, participants will have opportunities to present their technology to potential partners. Additionally, while visiting Germany – the leader in AM demand in Europe – participants can attend multiple events in conjunction with U.S. Partner Country activities at the show, including a special Standards Forum focusing on AM standard development. In both France and Poland – with approximately 200 AM companies each – visits will include a presentation on the AM market by industry experts, site visits, and meetings with industry associations.

The trade mission will take place from November 18–22, 2019. Costs are based on company size. Participation is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes on September 13. Further information is available here.

Leading Global AM Show

The Formnext exhibition and conference, November 19-22, is another major opportunity for AMT members in the AM space. In 2018, this largest AM show included 632 exhibitors and 26,000 visitors from 32 nations. This year, the U.S. is the official partner country of Formnext. For the first time, U.S. companies can join a U.S. Pavilion.

Formnext will include exhibitors and attendees from a wide range of industry sectors including automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, medical technology, and electrical engineering. Both AMT and IMTS will be exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at Formnext.