Article | January 20th, 2020
GIFA 2019 featured around 72,500 visitors from 118 countries and over 2,000 exhibitors throughout the 12 halls of the fairground at Messe Düsseldorf. The dynamic atmosphere in the twelve halls of the Düsseldorf trade fairground was shaped by the numerous investments, spontaneous business deals and lively discussion and exchanges of expertise between exhibitors and professional visitors. Results were excellent for both exhibitors and visitors at GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS & NEWCAST, particularly in terms of how international the demographic was in comparison to previous events: 70% of the exhibitors hailed from abroad (65% in 2015) and 66% of the visitors came from foreign countries (62% in 2015). Some highlights of the show were Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing.