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Formnext + PM South China to premiere in September 2020

25 Mar 2019

From September 9 to 11, 2020, the first ever Formnext + PM South China trade show for the additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy industries will take place in Shenzhen, China. Prompted by the rapid development of both sectors in China, the trade show offers suppliers and users comprehensive business opportunities in advanced materials and innovative production methods.

Petra Haarburger, Managing Director of Mesago Messe Frankfurt, the organizer of Formnext in Frankfurt, explains: “Formnext + PM South China offers both Chinese and international additive manufacturers an exceptional platform in the highly dynamic southern China region.” The Greater Bay Area around Shenzhen is regarded as a hotbed of innovation and a major driver for the economy. It is an important center for science, technology, electronics, manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, robotics, and automation in China. According to Sascha Wenzler, Vice President for Formnext at event organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH: “Formnext has been a resounding success in Europe and we are confident that the combination of additive manufacturing, materials, and innovative process technologies will also perfectly address the current and future needs of the Chinese manufacturing industry.”  

Strategic cooperation between experienced partners

Formnext + PM South China is being jointly organized by partners Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co Ltd. Both are established trade show organizers with more than ten years of industry experience in the region and an impressive list of reference customers throughout the country. Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co Ltd previously successfully organized the Powder Metallurgy (PM) Expo South China. With the support of Messe Frankfurt’s extensive global network of branch and sales offices, the new trade show will be widely promoted on relevant national and international media channels, online portals, and social media. Exhibitors will also benefit from Uniris’ experience in vertical markets related to the powder metallurgy industry.

Formnext + PM South China will target visitors from a wide range of sectors, including architecture, automation, automotive, aerospace, construction, dental technology, home appliances, electrical engineering and electronics, packaging technology, medical technology and toolmaking.

Once the venue construction is completed, the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center will be one of the largest and most state-of-the-art exhibition centers in the world.

Background information on Formnext 
Formnext is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. It focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from their design to serial production. Formnext shows the future of innovative manufacturing. Formnext is organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. (

About Mesago Messe Frankfurt
Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With 140 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at:
*preliminary figures 2018

Background Information on Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co Ltd
Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co Ltd is the first organisation to hold professional exhibitions and conferences for powder metallurgy and advanced ceramics in China. For years, it has focused on the exploration of the power metallurgy and advanced ceramics industry and market analysis, and spent over 10 years cultivating exhibitions and accumulating customer resources.