expo PetroTrans 2018: leading in service as well

Worthwhile trade fair visit: Europe’s meeting place for fuel logistics is now more attractive than ever with extensive extras and offers for visitors.

Messe Kassel becomes an innovation platform for logistics, transportation and handling in the fuel industry from 20 to 22 September 2018. The international trade fair is opening its gates for the eighth time to allow around 100 providers, who are shaping the industry, to provide information about the latest developments and solutions. The big players are giving an overview of the state of the art on 12,500 square metres of exhibition space. Here, companies from Germany, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, the Czech Republic and USA are not only bringing important areas of fuel logistics together, but they are also showing the enormous depth of their offers.

The exhibition in the fair halls and impressive presentation in the outdoor area comprise motor vehicles, chasses, superstructures, trailers, transport vessels and containers, systems engineering, loading systems and technology, warehouse turnover, transport logistics, diagnostics, repair, maintenance and fuel supply, services, the chemical industry, protective clothing, environmental protection, technical literature, filling stations and logistics systems as well as software. With this spectrum, the expo PetroTrans is expanding its offerings this year even more, and moreover, it is providing true added value for fair visitors with comprehensive service and the diverse supporting programme.

Practical live demonstrations
New and for the first time at the expo PetroTrans 2018: Open workshops teach the right conduct in the event of accidents involving hazardous materials. There will be an interactive demonstration of what to do in an emergency given in cooperation with the Swiss HAZMAT School, a training and advanced training facility for firemen and security forces. It deals with the use of the ADR set, binding agents and their properties, proper emergency equipment and the correct approach. The workshops, which are each around 15 to 20 minutes long, are directed at drivers and vehicle owners, but are open to all visitors without prior registration in hall 5.

Discussions and product demonstrations
In the Open Forum in hall 1/2, the expo PetroTrans is offering a new platform for innovations and discussions for the first time this year. Established exhibitors as well as newcomers to the industry will present their product news in short live sessions, and invite you to the controversial exchange of opinions.

Purposefully discover the highlights
Guided tours with different thematic focusses lead directly to the relevant exhibitors and exhibits. Depending on specific interests, two guided tours of the trade fair are offered to visitors once a day free of charge after prior registration: the innovation tour to providers of new technological developments and the  software tour to specialists in digital solutions. The 60 to 90 minute tours each end with a snack.

Safeguarding the future included
Training, acquiring and retaining specialists is essential to a company’s future. A lack of specialists is a problem that is to be taken seriously. The Federal  Employment Agency (BfA) will be present with a booth at the expo PetroTrans for the first time to advise fair visitors in personnel issues and show ways out of the threatening crisis.

Long Friday in a party mood
On the second day of the fair, Friday, September 21, the expo PetroTrans remains open longer for visitors and exhibitors. Exhibitors extend invitations to the party at their booths from 18:00 to 22:00 with several surprise acts, and the catering area in hall 3 will also provide music to set the mood. A Warm Welcome!

A pleasant and inspiring stay
Art and culture are the flagships of the Fulda city. The diverse range of events and landscape as well as architectural sights make Kassel into an attractive destination beyond visiting the trade fair – not least due to comparably favourable cost-effectiveness. Hotel rooms and other accommodation can be booked easily and directly at: www.kassel-marketing.de.

Last but not least: The battle for the best
Always awarded on the third day of the trade fair: the expo PetroTrans Innovation Award for the best product innovation or new development. Exhibitors make a bid for the coveted award; however it is a 50-50 decision based on a vote by fair  visitors as well as an independent jury of 3 persons made up of industry experts.