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Composites Europe showcases wind energy solutions

Already today, nearly one in seven Composites Europe visitors are wind energy professionals seeking information on materials solutions.

13th August 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Düsseldorf

Civil Engineering, Industrial, Construction, Transport/​Aerospace, Sustainable

Hanno Fecke has been enlisted as Composites Europe's Wind Energy Ambassador. The move reflects the continuously expanding commitment to the wind energy sector embraced by the European trade fair for composites, technology and applications, which is getting ready to welcome more than 440 exhibitors from 25 countries in Düsseldorf from 7-9 October this year.

“In Hanno Fecke we've gained one of the most prominent organisers of wind energy trade fairs for Composites Europe,” said Annkathrin Lange, Project Director of Composites Europe.

Innovation and new materials

Already today, nearly one in seven Composites Europe visitors are wind energy professionals seeking information on materials solutions, manufacturing processes and maintenance options.

“Wind power is faced with the challenges resulting from steadily increasing cost pressure. Automation and series production require innovation and new materials,” explained Lange.

International specialist

For over seven years Fecke worked for Preuss Group as an advertising specialist in the international stand construction industry.

In 2002 he was appointed Managing Director of Messe Husum. Under his leadership, HUSUM WindEnergy, the leading wind energy trade fair, emerged as the wind sector's international flagship event. He also oversaw the development of the renewable energy trade fair New Energy Husum.

After switching jobs to become Managing Director of Messe Offenburg, which organises the leading international geothermal trade fair among other events, he founded the tri-national trade fair Windenergie expo and congress.

Composites Europe

After eight successful events, Composites Europe – in conjunction with the International AVK Conference – has become firmly established as the leading German trade fair event for fibre reinforced plastics.

Composites Europe editions take place in Stuttgart in odd years and in Düsseldorf in even ones. Two years ago, a total of 8,131 trade visitors attended the Düsseldorf edition. That number climbed to 9,171 last year, when the trade fair was held concurrently with the Hybrid Expo in Stuttgart.

Composites Europe is organised by trade fair organiser Reed Exhibitions in cooperation with the European industry association EuCIA, the German Federation for Reinforced Plastics AVK, the VDMA Forum Composite Technology and the international trade magazine Reinforced Plastics.

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