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TUBE AND WIRE
Tube and Pipe, Wire and Cable Trade Fairs
LARGEST WIRE AND TUBE DÜSSELDORF TRADE FAIRS EVER
Three months before the start of wire 2018 - International Wire and Cable Trade Fair - and Tube 2018 – International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair - exhibitors have booked a record 1.29 million square feet of net exhibit space - about 107,600 square feet more than at the 2016 event. This marks the best result ever in the over 30 year history of the two events. wire and Tube will be held concurrently from April 16 – 20, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
To date, 1,180 companies representing 50 countries have registered for wire 2018, occupying more than 699,700 square feet in halls 9 to 18. At Tube 2018, 965 exhibitors from 53 nations have booked over 559,700 square feet of net exhibit space in halls 3 to 7.0 and 7a as well as halls 16 to 18.
As in the past, this demonstrates the events’ number one positions as the world’s leading trade fairs in their industries. Innovative technologies, new machinery and equipment as well as products and services from the wire, cable and tube industries will be presented on five days.
wire 2018 will be held in Halls 9 to 16 and partly also in the temporary hall 18. It will feature machinery for the manufacturing and finishing of wire, tools and auxiliary materials for process engineering as well as materials, special wires and cables. The trade fair will also cover innovations in measurement and control engineering, test engineering and a range of specialist areas. Responding to the increasing use of glass fiber technologies in the energy sector as well in the construction and communication industries, the 2018 staging will have an even greater focus on the potential of glass fiber technology.
The segments of wire and cable machinery, wire and cable production, trade and glass fiber technologies will be presented in halls 9 to 14 and 16, while connection and fastener technologies can be viewed in hall 15. Mash welding machines and spring making will be in Hall 13.
The Tube 2018 exhibits will be in halls 3 to 7.0, 7a, 16, 17 and also partly in the temporary hall 18. The range of products will include machinery and equipment for tube production, treatment and processing, raw materials, tubes and accessories, pre-owned machinery, process technology tools, auxiliary resources as well as measuring, control and test equipment. These segments will be complemented by pipeline and OCTG technology, profiles and machinery as well as plastic tubes.
Halls 16 and 17 will feature tube accessories, while tube trade and tube manufacturing can be found in Halls 3, 4, 7 and 16 and tube forming technology in Hall 5. Machinery and equipment as well as tube processing machinery will be presented in Halls 6 and 7a. Profiles and plastic tubes will be shown in Halls 3 to 7.0, 7a, 16 and 17.
In response to the continuing high demand from China, Tube 2018 will again feature a China Pavilion. With the heading “Meet China’s Expertise” Chinese companies from the wire, cable and tube and pipe sectors will be presented in Hall 16.
DUSSELDORF TRADE FAIR HOTELS
TThere are plenty of reasons to join us FOR THE WIRE & TUBE DUSSELDORF Trade Fair .
You will meet knowledgeable industry leaders who will address a range of topics, link informative strategies for building your business, and learn how European demographics and psychographics differ from those in the U.S.
Put simply, if you want to tap into the vital European business market, you need to be at the WIRE & TUBE DUSSELDORF Trade Fair and Trade Show with TTI Travel, the Trade Fair Travel Specialists!
Visit a doctor.
Get a physical and update your vaccines. Depending on what country you are traveling to, you may need particular immunizations. Carry your medications with you on the plane so in the event your luggage is lost, you will have your daily meds on hand. Request a computerized medication list from your pharmacist in case of a medical emergency. And finally, check your insurance policy to confirm you are covered medically overseas, and if not buy travel health protection and medical evacuation insurance to be fully prepared.
Arrive at your destination country early.
Get the lay of the land by arriving a day or two before your meeting and hire a local guide to show you around. Contact the concierge at your hotel for recommendations on who to hire. Request the guide speak English so you can communicate and ask for helpful hints and tips that will be useful while you are visiting and doing business. Ask the concierge and your guide for suggestions of restaurants, coffee shops, and unique sites that are both safe and well regarded.
Give the U.S. State Department a heads up.
Notify the U.S. State Department and sign up to receive important information from the embassy about safety conditions, and be available via text or email should they need to contact you for travel alerts, natural disasters, or other emergencies. Utilize programs such as, "Stay Informed, Stay Connected, Stay Safe!" Smart Traveler Enrollment Program and refer to U.S. Passports and International Travel website for more information.
Contact your credit card company.
Nothing brings your trip to a screeching halt faster than frozen funds. Be sure to let your credit card company know when and where you'll be traveling so you can avoid the frantic call to unlock your card. Credit cards with magnetic strips are not always accepted by businesses, and some establishments do not accept credit cards at all, so make sure to carry a fair amount of local currency to avoid being caught off guard.
Make copies of important documents.
Make duplicates of the following: passport, driver's license, credit/debit cards, birth certificate, and insurance cards. Leave a set of copies at home or with someone you trust to retrieve the information. Pack another set carefully in your carry-on bag. Take a picture of your credit cards and security codes in case you need to access them immediately.
Anticipate technology challenges.
It may be difficult to find a place to charge your cell phone in the middle of the day while traveling. Consider bringing a backup solar powered battery charger. Depending on the country, you might need adaptors for your technology and electronics. Rather than bringing a suitcase full of hair tools and adaptors, invest in a less expensive hair straightener or curling iron when you arrive and use the hotel blow dryer. Even with an adaptor, some electronics can't handle the difference in voltage and will easily burn out.
Research your phone's travel capabilities.
Make a call to your cell phone company and discuss your options. I've found it worth the expense to purchase a travel calling plan when spending time abroad. Text messages and downloading any kind of data will quickly add up without a travel plan. Double check your phone settings and turn off "data fetch" for any programs on your phone that update on their own (i.e. Facebook). This will conserve your data until it's needed.
Brush up on the local language. You can test your skills using an app on your phone such as Duolingo or Google Translate. Don't underestimate a good old fashioned phrase book to get you through simple interactions. Familiarize yourself with the basics beforehand such as, "Hello," "Good-bye," "Excuse me," "My name is _____," "Nice to meet you," "Please," "Thank you," and "Where is the restroom?" to use as you go about your trip.
Photograph your luggage. Anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of losing their luggage can attest that trying to describe to an airport representative what your luggage looks like (i.e. black with wheels) can be vague. A baggage claim ticket is useful, but often lost during the flight and numerous layovers. Make an effort to attach something notable to your suitcases and take a picture of your baggage with your cell phone. Now you can easily identify your luggage in the sea of black bags.
Do your homework. Cultural customs differ from country to country, and it's always prudent to be prepared before you arrive. For example, some countries encourage tipping while others do not. Some regions are close communicators while others are more reserved. It's in your best interest to know something about the culture, etiquette, religion, business values, and particular communication styles before landing on foreign soil.
TTI Travel International Trade Fair Travel Tips
Taking care of details before you depart can make the difference between a smooth trip and a traveling nightmare. Here are a few first steps to get you started on the right foot: