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Rapid.Tech – 10 and 11 June 2015 FabCon 3.D – 10 and 11 June 2015 Erfurt Print Cocktail – 10 and 11 June 2015

Dear Visitor,

On 10 and 11 June 2015, 160 exhibitors from Europe and around the globe will assemble at Messe Erfurt to showcase additive manufacturing and 3D printing in all its diversity. Together, Rapid.Tech, FabCon 3.D, and Erfurt Print Cocktail the leading event for the traditional graphics industry, form a world-class trio of trade fairs that give us a glimpse into the future of this exciting technology.

With its strong focus on hands-on applications and real examples, Rapid.Tech is the perfect place for newcomers and experts, researchers and users to come together and learn from each another. The new “Vision 3D” Keynote Session will feature a number of top speakers giving insights into the hot topics in the sector. Five visionaries from Belgium, Great Britain, Germany and the USA have been invited to discuss innovative developments in the fields of software, aerospace, jewellery design, fashion and lifestyle.

Alongside Rapid.Tech, Messe Erfurt will also be hosting the third FabCon 3.D conference, an event for prosumers, creative start-ups and industry newcomers that focuses on the latest developments and products in the 3D printing sector. It has taken just three short years for this 3D printing conference to establish itself as a key international forum for the industry.

The foyer of Exhibition Hall 1 will be given over to Erfurt Print Cocktail, an event that explores the new opportunities 3D printing has opened up for the traditional graphics sector.

To help you get the most out of your visit, we have put together an itinerary that covers the most important sessions from the conference programme and press events. If you require any further information, please visit,, our on-site Press Centre, or call us on the numbers below.

The Press Centre is located in the trade fair entrance hall and will be open on Wednesday 10 June from 09:00 to 18:00 and on Thursday 11 June from 09:00 to 17:00. Your press pass will be waiting for you there. If you require a secure place to store your equipment outside of these hours, we will be happy to arrange this. Just come by and ask!

Key events for your diary:

Wednesday 10 June 2015

10:00 – 13:00, CongressCenter, Carl Zeiss Room
“Vision 3D” Keynote Session

13:00 – 14:30, Stage, Hall 2
Panel discussion – “Additive Manufacturing and Education”

16:30 – 17:00, Stage, Hall 2
Start-Up of the Year Awards

19:00, Erfurt Theatre
Evening event including the award ceremony for the STUDENT DESIGN & ENGINEERING AWARD for Rapid Manufacturing

Thursday 11 June 2015

12:00, Stage, Hall 2
Award ceremony for the “Teach the Fabby” competition for school pupils

You can read the complete Rapid.Tech programme here.
The complete programme of talks at FabCon 3.D can is located here.
All of our press releases are available here.

The accreditation process can be completed online or on-site at the Press Centre.We look forward to seeing you.