Anybody who’s somebody in the building trade is probably getting ready to lay down tools in readiness to travel to one of the most important industry events of the year. The 2016 DACH+HOLZ International Trade Fair, held in Stuttgart, Germany from February 2nd to 5th, is a four-day event aimed at those in the roof and timber construction industry, including trades such as plumbing, carpentry and interior works. As well as construction and building experts, the show attracts real estate industry professionals, architects, and interior designers.
The trade show, which has been running since 1957, alternates years between venues in Stuttgart and Cologne. This year it’s once again the turn of the world class Stuttgart Exhibition Centre to host the event, with more than 560 exhibitors scheduled to take part. Open since 2007, the hi-tech exhibition centre, chosen for its modern facilities and excellent transport links, makes it easy for the anticipated 50,000 visitors to access the vast and diverse range of products, services and tradespeople on display.
Exhibitors on Show
A key event for the roofing and construction industry, DACH+HOLZ International is the only comparable industry event that enables exhibitors to connect with specialists that specifically meet their target profile group.
The services exhibited at the show are categorised into around 40 themes, including subjects like Carpentry Technology, Plumbing Technology, Safety Equipment, Ancillary Supplies, Cranes and Machinery, Fastenings and Fixings, Metal Working, Flat Roofs, Sloping Roofs, Wood Processing Machinery, and so on.
Encompassing five massive halls of the Exhibition Centre, as well as an extensive open air area displaying cranes, scaffolding and special vehicles, the exhibitors are broken down into a cohesive layout for ease of navigation. Visitors can access the halls through either the east or west access points of the exhibition centre and there are detailed maps available, as well as large number of staff for assistance.
As well as facilitating connections with industry products and innovations, the show features a valuable fringe programme of supporting events including presentations, specialist talks, and special exhibitions. These fringe events enable industry professionals to forge valuable networks and bid for potential new business.
The 2016 DACH+HOLZ International is running at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center, Messpiazza 1, Stuttgart, Germany, from February 2nd to Feb 5th. Over the four-day period, the doors of the exhibition centre will be open from 9am through to 6pm.
There are 8,200 parking spaces and the exhibition can be accessed directly from Stuttgart Airport.
How to Get to Stuttgart
With its own airport and plenty of direct flights from the UK, it couldn’t be easier to get to Stuttgart by air, and the Stuttgart Exhibition Center is located at walking distance from the airport. If you’re staying over in the city to attend several days of the 2016 DACH+HOLZ, you can take the municipal S-bahn train from the airport into Stuttgart Central train station. There are also several bus lines that service direct connections from the airport to the city.
If you don’t want the hassle of struggling with public transport, the fastest and most convenient way to get to your accommodation is to book one of Shuttle Direct’s shared or private Stuttgart airport transfers. Your driver will meet you at the airport and take you the short 20-minute drive into the city and right to the door of your accommodation.
If you’re driving from the UK, it will take around 10 hours once you emerge from the Eurotunnel at Calais. You can travel either through France or via Belgium and Luxembourg, to save on expensive French road tolls.
Where to Stay:
Hotel Lamm – Simple, comfortable, budget accommodation in an unbeatable position. The personal touches of the privately run Hotel Lamm set it apart from so many other budget establishments. Walking distance to a host of major sites and attractions, you’ll find a warm and friendly welcome at the Hotel Lamm.
InterCity Hotel Stuttgart – If you’re looking for comfort and convenience, you can’t get better than the InterCity Hotel, situated right inside the central train station! Getting to and from the trade show will be simple, and the fully soundproofed rooms are peaceful and private. The hotel’s vibrant location puts you right in the heart of the action of Stuttgart with the added bonus of complimentary travel on public transport for the duration of your stay.
Le Méridien Stuttgart – You’ll be charmed by the elegance and glamour of Le Méridien Stuttgart. With a delightful French ambience throughout, the hotel serves up old world luxury with a contemporary twist, with elegant furnishings and high quality appointments in the rooms and suites. Take advantage of the opulent spa, enjoy an evening drink in the piano bar, and enjoy an experience of total indulgence at Le Méridien.