The first meeting of the Exhibitors’ Council is also the kick-off meeting for K 2025, which will take place from 8 until 15 October, 2025 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 2025 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 2025 - 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 (first on the left in the picture, together with Petra Cullmann, Executive Director Messe Düsseldorf, Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director Messe Düsseldorf, and Thomas Franken, Director Plastics and Rubber, Messe Düsseldorf), 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. Thorsten Kühmann, Director of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as head of the communication committee. More than 3,000 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and to the tune of 177,500 trade visitors from 169 nations gathered at K 2022.