K 2016 kick off

First meeting of Exhibitors’ Council for plastics and rubber flagship fair in Düsseldorf / Ulrich Reifenhäuser will retain position of Chairman

The first meeting of the Exhibitors’ Council is also the kick-off meeting for K 2016, which will take place from 19 until 26 October, 2016 in Düsseldorf. The panel of experts assembled to discuss the plans concerning the most important fair for the international plastics and rubber industry. The Exhibitors’ Council assists Messe Düsseldorf with its preparations in the run-up to K 2016 and provides consultancy on basic conceptual and organisatorial matters. Comprised of representatives from exhibiting industrial segments and from important industrial associations, the council covers the entire range of products and services presented at K 2016 – machine and plant engineering, plastics and rubber raw material and auxiliary production as well as the production of semi-finished products and industrial components made from plastics and rubber.

Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Chairman of the Management Board of the Reifenhäuser Group and Chairman of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as Chairman of the Exhibitors’ Council. Dr. Rainer Büschl, Innovation & Knowledge Management Performance Materials, BASF SE, was appointed Deputy Chairman; he is also leading the concept committee. Thorsten Kühmann, Director of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as head of the organisation committee.

The Exhibitors’ Council K 2016 Düsseldorf is comprised of the following other members:

Michael Baumeister
Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Rüdiger Baunemann
PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V.

Boris Engelhardt
Wirtschaftsverband der Deutschen Kautschukindustrie WdK

Dr. Harald Hammer
Borealis AG

Juliane Hehl
Arburg GmbH & Co KG

Ulf Kelterborn
IK - Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V.

Jan-Udo Kreyenborg
Kreyenborg Verwaltungs GmbH

Felix M. Loose

Dr. Oliver Möllenstädt
GKV – Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e.V.

Dr. Peter Neumann
Engel Austria GmbH

Hans-Peter Neuwald
Bayer MaterialScience AG

Klaus-Uwe Reiß
Mitras Materials GmbH

Peter Steinbeck
Windmöller & Hölscher Maschinenfabrik KG

Pascal Streiff

Michael Träxler
Evonik Industries AG

The K trade fair in Düsseldorf presents a unique cross-section of the raw material, processing and application technology industries. At tri-annual intervals, companies from all over the world use this fair to present their latest technological developments, current and future solutions. In October last year, the K 2013 with its impressive range of innovations and high number of business deals exceeded even the highest expectations. A total of 3,219 exhibiting companies and 218,000 specialists attended the K 2013.

As in previous years, the most important international suppliers and service providers of the plastics and rubber industry will exhibit at the K 2016. Over the next few months, the organisers will define the main topics of the upcoming flagship fair and develop new concepts for presenting them. Invitations will be sent to exhibitors at the beginning of 2015.