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EuroBLECH 2022 returns to live event format

The 26th edition of the International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition , EuroBLECH 2022 , will take place from 25-28 October 2022 in Hanover , Germany . Following the latest easing of COVID-19 restrictions , show organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has confirmed that the world ’ s largest trade event for sheet metal processing will go ahead as planned . Starting this October , the show will also resume its usual biennial event cycle .
“ Demand for stand space has surged , and the current exhibitor list stands at 1,257 companies from 39 countries , covering a total net exhibition space of over 88,000 square metres . For the first time , EuroBLECH will feature a ninth exhibition hall focusing on joining technology , one of the significant growth markets in the e-mobility and general industrial sectors ,” said the show organiser .
“ There is a genuine sense of relief and excitement within the industry – it ’ s been four years since our last live show so EuroBLECH 2022 is widely perceived as a much-needed technological update for the entire sheet metal processing sector ,” added Evelyn Warwick , Event Director , EuroBLECH , on behalf of the organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions . “ EuroBLECH has always been the industry ’ s key marketplace where everything and everyone comes together , and this year ’ s edition provides a particularly important booster to kick-start or renew business growth .”
EuroBLECH 2022 will be occupying halls
11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 26 and 27 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds , the world ’ s largest exhibition centre . The newly added Hall 26 will focus on joining technology and host exhibitors of surface and tool technology who had previously been in Hall 13 .
Exhibits cover the entire sheet metal working technology chain in the manufacturing of metal prototypes , industrial components and consumer parts . This includes machines , tools and IT solutions for cutting ; punching and forming ; joining ; welding and fastening ; surface treatment and finishing ; process control and quality assurance ; machine elements and components ; CAD / CAM / CIM systems ; warehouse and factory equipment ; material recycling and other solutions to process metal sheet , tubes , profiles , plastic hybrids and other structures .
“ EuroBLECH exhibitors come from around the globe and range from innovative start-ups and SMEs to big internationals . This year ’ s top exhibiting countries are Germany ; Italy ; Turkey ;
Switzerland ; China ; the Netherlands ; Spain ; Belgium ; Poland and France ,” explained Mack-Brooks Exhibitions .
Visitors can expect live machine demonstrations and technological world premieres . There will be plenty of opportunities to watch innovative machinery in action , allowing attendees to assess and discuss potential benefits for their own production process .
Traditionally , EuroBLECH attracts a high percentage of visitors with decision-making and buying capacity . For 2022 , tech budgets are expected to rise as companies begin to revive their plans to invest in emerging technology for a futureproof business .
EuroBLECH 2018 attracted a total of 56,301 international trade visitors including buyers , design engineers , production and quality managers , researchers and other technical experts from all management levels and business types . Visitors come from all key industry sectors , including manufacturers of sheet metal parts , components and assemblies ; ferrous and non-ferrous metal production and construction ; automotive , aerospace and shipbuilding ; mechanical engineering ; building and construction ; heating , ventilation and air conditioning ; renewable energy construction ; consumer electronics ; telecommunication ; precision , optics and medical equipment ; food and packaging ; and more . n
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17,600 new aircraft needed for APAC by 2040

According to Airbus ’ s global market forecast , in the next 20 years passenger traffic growth of 5.3 % per annum and accelerated retirement of older less fuel-efficient aircraft will see the Asia-Pacific region require 17,620 new passenger and freighter aircraft . Nearly 30 % of these will replace older , less fuelefficient models .
“ In a region which is home to 55 % of the world ’ s population , China , India and emerging economies such as Vietnam and Indonesia will be the principal drivers of growth in Asia-Pacific . GDP will grow at 3.6 % per year , compared to the world average 2.5 %, and double in value by 2040 . The middle class , who are the likeliest to travel , will increase by 1.1 billion to 3.2 billion and the propensity for people to travel is set to almost triple by 2040 ,” commented the aerospace manufacturer .
Of the demand for 17,620 aircraft , 13,660 are in the ‘ Small ’ category ( such as the A220 and A320 aircraft family ). In the mediumand long-range categories , Asia-Pacific will continue to drive demand with some 42 % of global requirement . This translates to 2,470 ‘ Medium ’ and 1,490 ‘ Large ’ category aircraft .
“ Cargo traffic in Asia-Pacific will also increase at 3.6 % per annum , well above the global 3.1 % average , and will lead to a doubling in air freight in the region by 2040 . Globally , express freight boosted by e-commerce will grow at an even faster pace of 4.7 % per year . Overall , reflecting that strong growth over the next 20 years , there will be a need for some 2,440 freighters , of which 880 will be new-build ,” added the company .
“ We are seeing a global recovery in air traffic and as travel restrictions are further eased , the Asia-Pacific region will become one of its main drivers again . We are confident of a strong rebound in the region ’ s traffic and expect it to reach 2019 levels between 2023 and 2025 ,” said Christian Scherer , Chief Commercial Officer and Head , Airbus International . “ With a greater focus on efficiency and sustainable aviation in the region , our products are especially well positioned .”
The forecast claims that globally , in the next 20 years , there will be a need for some 39,000 new-build passenger and freighter aircraft , of which 15,250 will be for replacement . As a result , by 2040 , the vast majority of commercial aircraft in operation will be the latest generation , up from some 13 % today , considerably improving the CO₂ efficiency of the world ’ s commercial aircraft fleets . n
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