Press release Rapid.Tech 3D 2024

Chemistry & Process Engineering forum at Rapid.Tech 3D ‒ proudly presented by DECHEMA

Chemistry will be in focus at Rapid.Tech 3D on 15 May 2024. Rapid.Tech 3D continues to increase its appeal. This is reflected in the many new partnerships at the pioneering additive manufacturing (AM) event.

Rapid.Tech 3D continues to increase its appeal. This is reflected in the many new partnerships at the pioneering additive manufacturing (AM) event, which will be held for the 20th time this year from 14 to 16 May  in Erfurt.

Rapid.Tech 3D has a new partner. From 2024, DECHEMA, the German network for chemical engineering and biotechnology, will be the presenting partner of the Chemical and Process Engineering forum at Rapid.Tech 3D, the leading specialist event for additive manufacturing (AM), hosted in Erfurt. This was agreed by DECHEMA and Messe Erfurt in a cooperation agreement in January 2024. 

“Two perfect partners” is how Rapid.Tech 3D advisory board member Dr Özlem Weiss describes the cooperation between DECHEMA and Messe Erfurt. Weiss, a chemist and managing director of Expertants GmbH, has a dynamic network in the industry. “Both partners focus on fostering a dialogue between experts from different disciplines and on pooling AM expertise,” adds Weiss.

This is also underscored by the programme of the Chemistry & Process Engineering forum. On 15 May 2024, it will open with a highly promising keynote by Dr Jan Brummund, business development manager at the Dutch chemical company InnoSyn, on the potential of AM in chemical process engineering. Eight other exciting contributions from the chemical industry will follow. 

“Rapid.Tech 3D has an excellent reputation in our AM world thanks to its well-balanced three-part structure of conference, exhibition and networking,” says Christian Seidel, full professor of additive manufacturing and manufacturing technologies at Munich University of Applied Sciences and chair of the advisory board. “A coherent congress programme like this one featuring attractive forums contributes significantly to promoting exchanges between stakeholders,” he adds.

The expansion of the cooperation between DECHEMA and the largest trade fair and congress organiser in central Germany coincides with the twentieth year of Rapid.Tech 3D. “At the leading edge for over twenty years. This is what Rapid.Tech 3D is all about. I’m therefore delighted to be able to continue this constant development with DECHEMA as a partner in our anniversary year,” says Michael Kynast, CEO of Messe Erfurt GmbH.

About DECHEMA e.V.:
DECHEMA e.V. is Germany’s expert network for chemical engineering and biotechnology. As a non-profit professional society, it represents these fields in science, business, politics and the public sphere. It promotes technical and scientific exchanges among experts from different disciplines, organisations and generations, and consolidates the know-how of over 5,800 individual and sustaining members. Further information:

About Rapid.Tech 3D:
Over the course of two decades, Rapid.Tech 3D has emerged as a leading AM trade event in Central Europe, with the specialist conference as its centrepiece. This year’s edition will be held from 14 to 16 May 2024 at Messe Erfurt. 
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About Messe Erfurt GmbH:
As the second-largest trade show venue in the former East German states, Messe Erfurt is right at the heart of Germany and has established itself as a forum for businesses, scientists, doctors, trade unions and many other institutions. Each year, Messe Erfurt’s 25,070 m² of indoor exhibition halls and 21,600 m² of outdoor space host more than 220 events, conventions, conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions, corporate events and concerts, attracting over 650,000 visitors.
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