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Intec/Z connect – The Trade Show Duo Will be Held Exclusively Online in 2021

Virtual exhibitor showroom, online conference programme and digital networking: The trade show duo Intec and Z will take place from 2 to 3 March 2021 exclusively online under the motto "Intec/Z connect". As the organiser, Leipziger Messe was responsible for this decision. The current pandemic situation and the associated restrictions make it impossible to reliably plan a physical or even a hybrid event.

Intec/Z connect will provide the German metalworking and supply industry with the urgently needed platform to facilitate discussions within the sector and set trends for the future despite the continuing Corona pandemic. At the heart of the event will be an exhibitors’ product presentation in the form of a virtual showroom, as well as an online congress and a digital networking platform. The programme, which addresses the current and burning questions in the sector, is currently being designed by Leipziger Messe.

"Due to the current pandemic situation and the associated restrictions, it is not possible to hold Intec and Z safely as a physical event. We deeply regret this development, but also recognise the key significance of the trade show duo for the entire sector. By taking the trade show online, we are able to satisfy the requirements of our partners, exhibitors and visitors whilst simultaneously ensuring the safety of all participants", explains Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe.

Details on the programme of Intec/Z connect will be announced in the coming weeks. The next scheduled edition of the Intec and Z in its traditional form will take place from 7 to 10 March 2023.

Find out more at www.messe-intec.com and www.subcontractingfair.com .

About Intec and Z

The 2021 trade show duo Intec and Z will be held exclusively online from 2 to 3 March under the motto "Intec/Z connect". Occurring every odd year, Intec is the most important industry meeting place for the metalworking industry in Germany and Europe. Core focuses at Intec are machine tools, systems for automated production and comprehensive metalworking production technology. Z is one of the leading international supplier fairs in Europe. Its product range includes semi-finished products, parts, components and industrial services and is primarily aimed at customers in the mechanical engineering, plant engineering, toolmaking and automotive industries.

About Leipziger Messe

Leipziger Messe is one of the ten leading German trade fair companies and one of the top 50 worldwide. It organises events in Leipzig and at various locations in Germany and abroad. With its five subsidiaries and the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Leipziger Messe is a comprehensive service provider covering the entire chain of the events business. Thanks to this offer, customers and visitors voted Leipziger Messe - for the sixth time in a row - the service champion of the trade fair industry in Germany's largest service ranking in 2019. The Leipzig fairgrounds comprise an exhibition area of 111,900 m² and an open-air exhibition area of 70,000 m². Every year, around 270 events take place – trade fairs, exhibitions and congresses – with over 15,500 exhibitors and more than 1.2 million visitors from all over the world. Leipzig was the first German trade fair company to be certified according to the Green Globe standards. Sustainability is a recurring theme in the Leipziger Messe's corporate activities.


Christian Heinz
Christian Heinz
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