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Formnext 3D Printing Expo Applies ‘2G’ COVID Restrictions For Attendees

The Formnext 2021 exhibition in Frankfurt Germany (16 – 19 November 2021) has announced that it will only be open to visitors who have recovered from or been vaccinated against Covid-19. The decision was reached by the organizer, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, in consultation with the Exhibitor Advisory Board. The organizers are applying the German ‘2G rule’ (recovered and vaccinated persons only).

“When making our decision, we carefully weighed up the pros and cons of both options. We decided that the 2G rule ensures more safety, freedom and convenience at the exhibition grounds,” explains Petra Haarburger, President of Mesago Messe Frankfurt. According to the ‘2G rule’, only those who have been vaccinated against or have recovered from Covid-19 may attend an event. There is then no need to wear a mask or adhere to social distancing rules. “We were glad to take advantage of this rule in Hesse because it allows our exhibitors and visitors to enjoy an authentic trade show experience and hold normal conversations,” adds Sascha Wenzler, Vice President of Mesago Messe Frankfurt’s Formnext event.

The rule is mandatory for all participating in Formnext. It applies to all of the exhibitors’ and trade show organizer’s employees as well as to all service providers. Checkpoints will be set up on the exhibition grounds in Frankfurt to ensure compliance with the rule.

The importance of Formnext for the industry is reflected in the exceptionally high number of innovations and world premieres announced by exhibitors in the run-up to the event. These range from an array of new technologies and systems designed to make 3D printing even faster, more efficient and more economical through to countless innovations across the process chain, from materials to post-processing.

“The amazing response we have seen from exhibitors and the AM industry as a whole, including those based outside of Germany, underscores the importance of Formnext as the leading international event in this sector and the strong appetite for coming together and interacting in person once again,” asserts Sascha F. Wenzler, Formnext Vice President at organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “It also demonstrates that this vibrant, in-person exhibition is crucial to a highly innovative industry like ours as a platform for showcasing innovations and discussing them with international industry professionals. It is the perfect springboard for getting future-oriented, sustainable technological developments off the ground.”

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