Review: Control 2017 – Quality Makes the Difference

Control 2017: Global recognition with 29,419 expert visitors from 106 countries (Source: P. E. Schall)

The 31st Control at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center from 9 through 12 May 2017 lived up to its status as a globally leading trade fair. This was confirmed by numerous exhibitors and the exhibitor advisory committee, which had only positive things to say about the way things went at the trade fair during the final meeting directly after the industry event.

The facts alone speak for themselves: 942 exhibitors from 31 ountries, more than 560,000 square feet of overall exhibition floor space, 29,417 registered expert visitors from 106 countries, significant growth in exhibitor and visitor numbers as well as exhibition floor space amounting to nearly 10 %, numerous world’s firsts and innovative QA solutions which celebrated their premieres at the 31st Control, and more global recognition than ever before thanks to the fact that 27 % of the visitors came from outside of Germany. The 31st Control also experienced growth in exhibitor numbers and exhibition floor space of 10 % and more, as well as an increase in the number of expert visitors of nearly 10 %.

The 29,419 expert visitors who journeyed to Stuttgart from 106 countries demonstrated strong investment and procurement propensities, so that numerous exhibiting manufacturers and distributors reported concrete RFQs and highly interesting customer meetings. Above all various new exhibitors were especially impressed by Control’s business character, who rated their initial participation as a complete success and, as was also the case for many of the established exhibitors, spontaneously confirmed that they would once again take part at the Control international trade fair for quality assurance in 2018.

The 10th anniversary of the Event Forum held by the Fraunhofer IPA and the 10th conferment of the Baden-Württemberg Award for Competence in Innovation and Quality, which is sponsored by the TQU Group and P. E. Schall was celebrated this year – both events ware initiated in 2007 with the move from Sinsheim to Stuttgart.

Hobart GmbH was awarded in the “Company” category and Martin Hubschneider of CAS Software AG in the “Business Personality” category in 2017. This year, the first ever presentation of new technologies and numerous product innovations resulting therefrom were presented at Control.

Furthermore, the world-class supplementary program held by time-tested collaboration partners including the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance (special show for contactless measuring technology), the DGQ (workshops), the “Business France” collective booth organized this year for the second time and last but not least the popular and, as always, fully booked program offered by the Exhibitor Forum were met with lively demand, so that the Control can be deemed a completely successful QA industry meet for the year 2017.

Next year, Control will take place from 24. – 27. April in Stuttgart. (Source: Schall)

Link: Control Messe, Stuttgart; P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG, Frickenhausen, Germany

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