The dates for the third edition of the International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Mould Making have now been decided. The most important representatives of the industry will again be present at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre on 21 to 24 May 2019.

The exhibitors, representatives of partner associations BVMF, VDMA, VDW and VDWF and Messe Stuttgart jointly decided on setting the time frame in late spring 2019. Gabriele Urhahn, Head of Marketing/Communication, GF Machining Solutions, Schorndorf: "In our opinion Moulding Expo 2019 kicks off with the perfect dates. We are delighted it was possible to set the dates in 2019 to avoid the Whitsun holidays - this was not the case in 2017."

The dates also provide exhibitors and visitors to Moulding Expo 2019 with new ways to connect to an industry that has many overlaps within the tool, pattern and mould making sector. On 21 to 23 May 2019, the third edition of Moulding Expo will run concurrently with the Automotive Show organised by the British UKi Media & Events Ltd. combining five trade fairs from the automotive supply industry under one roof. Roland Pfletschinger, Managing Director, Pfletschinger & Gauch, Plochingen: "The themes of the Automotive Shows are an ideal supplement to Moulding Expo. They offer synergy on a broad scale – both for us as exibitor and for trade fair visitors who will then have a complete technology overview."

Nothing therefore stands in the way of a successful Moulding Expo 2019 – in fact 70 exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance. The exhibition advisory committee was unanimous: "The ideal dates and the interaction with the Automotive Shows will also have a positive impact on visitor figures.". The last edition of Moulding Expo 2017 was attended by a total of 14,000 visitors from 52 countries during its four days.

About Moulding Expo – International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Mould Making

The focus of Moulding Expo is on tool, pattern and mould making with injection moulding, die-cast moulding, casting, stamping and forming tools, as well as various pattern-making and prototyping methods. Components and accessories, machine tools, processing tools, measuring technology and special machines, software, and systems and services for tool construction and pattern and mould making round off the scope of the trade fair. Specialist forums and special exhibitions complement the varied programme. 760 exhibitors and around 14,000 trade visitors came to Stuttgart for the second event.

Messe Stuttgart is the organiser of Moulding Expo. It is supported by the German Association of Pattern and Mould Making (BVMF), the German Engineering Federation (VDMA Tool Making Association), the German Association of Tool and Mouldmakers (VDWF), the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) and the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA).

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