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February 2017

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


FABTECH will open its doors in Chicago from November 6 – 9, 2017. This industry highlight is held in Chicago every two years, mapping the entire spectrum of metalworking and processing. For the first time, in 2017, it will also feature an expanded pavilion showcasing tubes, tube end products and the tube trade.

All these areas will be presented in a new segment – the Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion, organized and implemented by Messe Düsseldorf. The trade fair company based in Düsseldorf, Germany will therefore be the official representative and point of contact for any potential exhibitors from outside the U.S.

The Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion is Messe Düsseldorf’s answer to rising demand from the tube industry and the tube trade for a separate segment covering tubes, tube end products and the tube trade at FABTECH. The segment will also be open to pre-processing centers, modern warehousing and service providers with one-stop shopping solutions. The pavilion thus targets international companies outside the U.S. interested in exporting their tube products to the U.S. and expanding their tube trade there.

FABTECH 2017 in Chicago will feature around 1,700 exhibitors at the McCormick Place convention centre. The four-day trade fair on innovative technology in welding, cutting, machine tools, manufacturing facilities, presses, tube end products, the tube trade, cutting and clamping tools, welding equipment, welding techniques and punching tools is expected to attract around 45,000 trade visitors from around the world.

Companies interested in exhibiting at the Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion should contact Mr. Gunnar Holm Ahrens at Messe Düsseldorf, Tel.: +49 (211) 4560-7725,

FABTECH is North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. FABTECH provides a powerfully aligned hands-on, face-to-face business growth experience.

The event is made possible by FABTECH’s five co-sponsors, all of whom represent the varied and diverse makeup of the manufacturing industry. They include the American Welding Society, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, SME, the Precision Metalforming Association and Chemical Coaters Association International. Read more about FABTECH’s co-sponsors here.

Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .