Following its foundation on 1 March 2016, formnext’s exhibitor advisory board has already begun its work. This body comprises CEOs and exhibition managers from prominent companies and organizations in additive manufacturing, tool and form-making, and other areas of industrial product development and manufacturing. It is chaired by Rainer Lotz, managing director of Renishaw GmbH, Germany.
Through the exhibitor advisory board, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH – the company that organizes formnext – has ensured that the spirited exchange of ideas with its target industries will remain a fixture of this international exhibition and conference.
“Since we started putting formnext together, we’ve been in close contact with numerous companies and other organizations,” explains Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President of formnext at Mesago Messe Frankfurt. “The exhibitor advisory board is a continuation of this fruitful collaboration on an even deeper level.”
The formnext exhibitor advisory board’s members are:
Dr. Kristian Arntz, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT)
Günther Hofmann, Hofmann Innovation Group / Concept Laser GmbH
Wolfgang Kochan, Stratasys GmbH
Ingo Kuhlmann, IKOffice GmbH
Daniel Lichtenstein, Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
Rainer Lotz, Renishaw GmbH
Günther Rehm, Listemann Technology AG
Stefan Ritt, SLM Solutions GmbH
Marco Schülken, Schülken Form GmbH
Dr. Christoph Schumacher, Arburg GmbH + Co KG
Kai Witter, EOS GmbH
Duncan Wood, Rapid News Communications / TCT
Among other tasks, this 12-person body is now playing a part in keeping formnext up to speed with the latest trends and establishing it as a leading international exhibition for modern product development and manufacturing.