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With more than 3,000 exhibitors, K 2019 fully booked

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Caroline Seidel A young visitor checks out Hosokawa Alpine AG's massive film line at K 2016.

Düsseldorf, Germany — With more than 3,000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries registered, the K 2019 trade show is now considered fully booked.

The show will occupy 1.8 million square feet of net exhibit space, and the organizer expects more than 200,000 trade visitors to attend. The show will run from Oct. 16-23 at the Messe Düsseldorf fairground.

A database of exhibitors is now available at www.k-online.com/2410 and ticket sales are available at www.k-online.com. E-tickets are less expensive than tickets purchased at the show, and allow free use of all public transportation to and from the show within the Rhine-Ruhr regional network of Düsseldorf.

K 2019 will address current challenges in the plastics industry, including sustainability and the circular economy.

A special exhibition “Plastics Shape the Future” will address packaging waste, marine litter and climate change as well as resource conservation, energy efficiency and recycling. According to Messe Düsseldorf, “Plastics Shape the Future” will involve politics and socially relevant groups with keynote speeches and talks.

K 2019 also will include a Science Campus, to encourage a dialogue between science and industry, covering topics including sustainability and recycling management. In addition, the joint participation of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) and its member companies will focus on the circular economy.

K basics

The first K show was organized by Messe Düsseldorf in 1953 and the fair takes place every three years. The last staging of K, in 2016, attracted 3,293 exhibitors from 61 countries on more than 1.8 million square feet of net exhibit space and 232,053 trade visitors, with 71 percent coming from outside Germany.

For more information, North American visitors to K can contact Messe Düsseldorf North America: Tel. (312) 781-5180; email info@mdna.com, website www.mdna.com.

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