At PSI 2023, held from 10 to 12 January 2023 in Halls 9 and 10 of Messe Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, over 60% of hall space has already been booked up and another 25% is reserved. In late September planned occupancy for the international industry event held stands at 85%.
The international industry players have chosen PSI 2023 for their comeback on the European exhibition stage. Anticipation is also rising on the visitors’ part. “The sector’s backing means a lot to us,” rejoices PSI Director Petra Lassahn, and adds: “Even before our Ticketshop opened we received many inquiries from visitors from Germany and abroad. Tickets have been available from mid-September now and we are very pleased with the high quality and internationalism of the already accredited trade visitors from Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Pakistan, Slovakia and Switzerland.”
400 exhibitors expected
To the tune of 400 exhibitors are expected at the show. Over 60% of hall space has already been booked as of late September, an additional 25% is reserved. “To us PSI is the flagship event in our industry in Europe,” explains Volker Griesel, Managing Director at Fare. Like Fare, companies as Halfar, Daiber, mbw and SND Porcellaine of the JCK Group, burgerpen, Victorinox, Reflects, elasto, Heri Rigoni, Neutral, Blooms out of the Box and Paul Stricker, and many more, have decided in favour of PSI participation.
There are plenty of arguments for this according to Volker Griesel: “At PSI policy-makers can see that our industry provides significant economic value added and deals responsibly with the topic of sustainability. PSI 2023 will see us place a very special focus on climate-aware campaigns and new products. We have been active in this area for over ten years and are especially proud that our professionalisation in this field of the future was recently recognised with the ‘Sustainable Company of the Year’ Award at the PSI Sustainability Awards.”
Added trade show value: side events
The conceptual ideas for the various Special Areas such as Community Café, GUSTO, Textile Campus, Textile Village, the travelling exhibition ‘ökoRAUSCH Wissenswelt’ as well as the new Special Show ‘Personalisation’ are in the middle of operational planning. After the three-year break there are numerous new products and exciting concepts on the market waiting to be presented on an international stage at last,” explains Petra Lassahn and adds: “As the organiser of PSI and especially as Europe’s biggest industry network we are expanding our expert programme further.”
In focus will be the mega trends sustainability and digitalisation including their impact on processes, products and business models as well as dealing with strategic market changes, such as disrupted supply chains, energy supply, raw material scarcity, shortage of skilled labour, inflation, New Work and diversification.