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Trade fair Surface joins Materials+Eurofinish in 2020

Mikrocentrum, Dutch knowledge and network organization for the manufacturing industry and VOM, the Belgian Association for Surface Finishing, announces the collaboration with Vereniging ION, Dutch Association for Industrial Surface Treatment, for the 2020 edition of Materials+Eurofinish. With this collaboration, trade fair Surface joins the collective. The three trade fairs combine as the knowledge and network event for the BeNeLux: Materials+Eurofinish+Surface 2020. The event will take place on 3 and 4 June in NH Conference Center Koningshof in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

In 2018 Mikrocentrum and the Belgian VOM already announced the collaborative merger of the trade fairs Materials and Eurofinish. The successful first edition took place on May 15 and 16, 2019 in Leuven (BE) and attracted 1500 visitors and 130 exhibitors. With this collaboration the organizers are able to offer the manufacturing industry one central meeting place for a good and sustainable product, i.e. choice of materials, surface technologies, joining techniques and analysis techniques. By extending the collaboration of VOM and Mikrocentrum with Vereniging ION, the addition of their Surface trade fair is a logical step to grow as the knowledge and network event for the BeNeLux manufacturing industry around materials science, material analysis, jointing techniques, product development and surface technology.

Everything revolves around the visitor’s experience

Materials+Eurofinish+Surface 2020 expects around 200 exhibitors and 60 speakers in the knowledge program. Throughout the entire event, everything revolves around the visitor’s experience. Visitors can discover solutions presented by exhibitors at the interactive demo area and discuss challenges in regards to productdevelopment and material choices with experts (material and coating doctors) from the field. Just as during the 2019 edition of Materials+Eurofinish, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce is again organizing an international Meet & Match event in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network and the Belgian Agency for Innovation and Enterprise. Moreover the organisation is establishing collaborations with close related organizations that are attracting the customers' customer.

A central meeting place for the entire value chain

Timo van Leent (Mikrocentrum), Veerle Fincken (VOM) and Egbert Stremmelaar (ION): The joining of Surface is the right choice to realize our growth ambitions. It offers product developers, product designers, engineers, R&D, production, material specialists and researchers one place to meet the entire value chain: from design and material choices to analysis and actual coating technology. We also see a lot of enthousiasm amongst exhibitors, as their wish to organize a real BeNeLux meeting is being fulfilled. Through demonstrations and presentations, they can present themselves to an extended target group. At Materials+Eurofinish+Surface 2020, people not only find solutions as we know them today, but there is also focus on the innovations and challenges of tomorrow.

More information

The upcoming edition of Materials+Eurofinish+Surface is planned for June 3 and 4, 2020 at the NH Conference Center Koningshof in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. More information about exhibiting, visiting and collaborating can be found on this website.