Wednesday, 20. September 2017
Fair World
  • With around 700 exhibitors and numerous visitors from Germany and abroad, südback provides an insight into current trends, showcases innovations and responds to future-oriented questions. In addition to solutions on practical topics, an attractive accompanying programme also awaits the visitors.

    Between bakery and sugar worlds - südback 2017

    Confectioners show their know-how in Hall 7, Stand 7E51.
    © Messe Stuttgart

    With around 700 exhibitors and numerous visitors from Germany and abroad, südback provides an insight into current trends, showcases innovations and responds to future-oriented questions. In addition to solutions on practical topics, an attractive accompanying programme also awaits the visitors.   more...

  • With over 900 exhibitors from 50 countries, Anuga Meat, one of the ten trade shows under the umbrella of Anuga, is setting a new record result. The top players, smaller and medium-sized companies are once again exhibiting side by side.

    Anuga Meat with over 900 exhibitors

    Anuga Meat covers a gross exhibition surface of 55,000 m² spread over three exhibition halls.
    © Koelnmesse

    With over 900 exhibitors from 50 countries, Anuga Meat, one of the ten trade shows under the umbrella of Anuga, is setting a new record result. The top players, smaller and medium-sized companies are once again exhibiting side by side.   more...

  • Biofach goes to Thailand: Biofach South East Asia will become the seventh member of the Biofach family when it opens its doors for the first time at the Impact Exhibition Center in Nonthaburi, Bangkok, from 12 to 15 July 2018. It will take place at the same time as the Natural Expo South East Asia.

    New Biofach trade fair in Thailand

    Organic products are in focus at Biofach South East Asia.
    © Meike Pantel / pixelio.de

    Biofach goes to Thailand: Biofach South East Asia will become the seventh member of the Biofach family when it opens its doors for the first time at the Impact Exhibition Center in Nonthaburi, Bangkok, from 12 to 15 July 2018. It will take place at the same time as the Natural Expo South East Asia.   more...

  • A smartphone or a tablet will become an essential tool for bakers and confectioners during südback (23 - 26 September 2017). Digitalisation and electronic data processing will be one of the major trends at the trade fair, whether for oven control, pricing or ordering.

    IT is networking the bakery trade at südback Stuttgart

    The café 4.0 does not need paper or pens: orders can be taken and receipts can be printed after payment via Bluetooth using networked cash registers.
    © Vectron

    A smartphone or a tablet will become an essential tool for bakers and confectioners during südback (23 - 26 September 2017). Digitalisation and electronic data processing will be one of the major trends at the trade fair, whether for oven control, pricing or ordering.   more...

  • The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announces this year's recipients of its individual awards program, which recognizes IAEE members and member companies who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. During Expo! Expo!, the recipients will be honored.

    IAEE announces 2017 Individual Award Winners

    In San Antonio, Texas, USA, Expo! Expo!, IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held 28-30 November 2017.
    © Oliver Brunner / pixelio.de

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announces this year's recipients of its individual awards program, which recognizes IAEE members and member companies who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. During Expo! Expo!, the recipients will be honored.   more...

  • True to it's theme on "Pressures & Profits", the programme for this year's UFI Global Congress is loaded with sessions focused on overcoming obstacles and adapting to change. The UFI Global Congress, titled "Raising the Odds - Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry", will take place from 1-4 November 2017 in Johannesburg.

    UFI Global Congress to focus on security and safety

    In Johannesburg, South Africa, this year's UFI Global Congress takes place on 1-4 November 2017.
    © Aleph500Adam / CC BY-SA 4.0

    True to it's theme on "Pressures & Profits", the programme for this year's UFI Global Congress is loaded with sessions focused on overcoming obstacles and adapting to change. The UFI Global Congress, titled "Raising the Odds - Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry", will take place from 1-4 November 2017 in Johannesburg.   more...

Innovations
  • Lasers became popular with movies like „Star Wars“ or „James Bond“. In reality, lasers are incredibly versatile applicable tools – they are used, e.g., for cutting and welding of a variety of materials. Physicists of the University of Stuttgart succeeded with a technological breakthrough.

    Cool by diamond - New generation of semiconductor lasers

    Diamond-semiconductor-sandwich
    © Hermann Kahle

    Lasers became popular with movies like „Star Wars“ or „James Bond“. In reality, lasers are incredibly versatile applicable tools – they are used, e.g., for cutting and welding of a variety of materials. Physicists of the University of Stuttgart succeeded with a technological breakthrough.   more...

  • For the first time, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and an industry partner will be revealing a smart information system which will deliver information tailored to match the requirements of the job in hand, straight from the machine control unit to the machine operator.

    Reducing machine down-times

    The information system delivers information tailored to match the requirements of the job in hand, straight from the machine control unit to the machine operator.
    © Mitsubishi Electric/Fraunhofer IPT

    For the first time, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and an industry partner will be revealing a smart information system which will deliver information tailored to match the requirements of the job in hand, straight from the machine control unit to the machine operator.   more...

  • A new smart system for the interaction between driver and car: Autonomous driving may enhance safety of road traffic, provided that vehicles and drivers interact without problems. An interdisciplinary research alliance called "PAKoS", coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at developing and implementing an assistance system for increased safety.

    New smart system for autonomous driving

    Cameras help autonomous systems react.
    © PAKoS

    A new smart system for the interaction between driver and car: Autonomous driving may enhance safety of road traffic, provided that vehicles and drivers interact without problems. An interdisciplinary research alliance called "PAKoS", coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at developing and implementing an assistance system for increased safety.   more...

  • Rotor blades are the centerpiece of a wind turbine, with their production and maintenance subject to rigorous testing procedures. Thanks to a radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view.

    Radar scanner detects defects of rotor blades

    The radar module is based on indium gallium arsenide semiconductor technology.
    © Fraunhofer IAF

    Rotor blades are the centerpiece of a wind turbine, with their production and maintenance subject to rigorous testing procedures. Thanks to a radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view.   more...

  • Small children still use a form of the so-called dandy horse, balance bike or draisine, which the inventor Karl von Drais first tested on a longer route on 12 June 1817. Now, 200 years later, computer scientists at Saarland University are making the forerunner of the bicycle attractive for adults. Their prototype, still made of wood, contains an e-motor, battery, sensors and mini-computer.

    Scientists electrify historic dandy horse

    Professor Holger Hermanns riding the Dandy Horse, in the background research team member Florian Schiessl, on the right the Belgian bicycle engineer Dries Callebaut
    © Oliver Dietze

    Small children still use a form of the so-called dandy horse, balance bike or draisine, which the inventor Karl von Drais first tested on a longer route on 12 June 1817. Now, 200 years later, computer scientists at Saarland University are making the forerunner of the bicycle attractive for adults. Their prototype, still made of wood, contains an e-motor, battery, sensors and mini-computer.   more...