Preview: Control

Measuring technology, materials testing, analysis equipment, optoelectronics, QA systems and services – the last Control international trade fair for quality assurance in the spring of 2017 successfully set the scene for the 31st time with this portfolio of products and services which is aligned strictly to industrial practice. 565,000 square feet of overall exhibition floor space, more than 900 exhibitors from 31 countries, just under 30,000 visitors from 106 nations and growth amounting to roughly ten percent in all exhibition segments – this is now the benchmark for the 32nd Control which will be held at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center.

Control trade fair presents new knowledge and its application in actual QA practice (Source: P. E. Schall)

Control project manager Gitta Schlaak of trade fair promoter P. E. Schall: “Already five months before the trade fair opens we could report a booking level of greater than ninety percent of the results achieved for exhibitor numbers and exhibition floor space at the event in 2017. And this makes us confident that we’ll be able to top the figures from 2017 – especially in light of the fact that we’ll occupy Hall 8 for the first time at Control 2018, so that the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance will have more than 645,000 square feet of exhibition floor space at its disposal. Floor space allocation is already running at full bore because new and considerably improved conditions will prevail for exhibitors as well as visitors for 2018.”

New Hall 10 which will be available as of January 2018, associated new construction of the West entrance area and accompanying infrastructure measures, involving, for example, access roads, parking spaces, seminar rooms, utility rooms and restaurants, result in a new layout which not least of all will provide for a smoother admission process in the morning hours. In the future, the East and West entrance areas will have equal status so that the stream of visitors will be more uniformly distributed, which will relieve the situation in the entrance areas and permit the exhibitors to better plan capacity for booth and support personnel. Beyond this, the hall layout will become even more visitor-friendly because Halls 3, 5 and 7, as well as 4, 6 and 8, are now arranged in a “block-like” fashion. This results in short distances between the individual exhibition segments, which in turn permits targeted visit planning and a time-optimized trade fair tour.

The information and communication offerings presented at Control 2018 will be rounded out once again by the great commitment of time-tested collaboration partners including the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance and Fraunhofer IPA, as well as the popular exhibitor forum which is distinguished by world-class speakers, and finally by the 11th conferment of the Baden-Württemberg Award for Competence in Innovation and Quality initiated and presented by Schall and the TQU Group. (Source: P. E. Schall)

Link: Control, International trade fair for quality assurance, Stuttgart, Germany

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