22. - 24. October 2024 GGS –Trade Fair Dangerous Goods // Hazardous Substances



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New Trade Fair Duo: Registration for GGS – Trade Fair Dangerous Goods // Hazardous Substances and Fuel & Gas Logistics Is Now Open

Preparations are underway for both the GGS – Trade Fair Dangerous Goods // Hazardous Substances and the trade fair Fuel & Gas Logistics. The two events will take place at the same time at Leipziger Messe from 22 to 24 October 2024. Exhibitors can now register online for both trade fairs. This will already be the fourth edition of GGS, whereas Fuel & Gas Logistics is celebrating its premiere. For exhibitors and trade visitors alike, this new trade fair duo offers a wealth of synergies and plenty of added value.

From 2024, GGS and Fuel & Gas Logistics will be held in even-numbered years in the fourth quarter. "By holding both these international trade fairs at the same time, we have created a powerful trade fair duo. The topics covered at GGS and Fuel & Gas Logistics complement each other perfectly, making the trade fairs a superb match", says Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe. One reason for the compatibility is that almost every transport or logistical process involving energy sources, lubricants and industrial gases falls into the categories of dangerous goods transport or hazardous substances handling. "Leipzig is an excellent location for this trade fair duo. As a logistics hub in a region with strong chemical industries and a growing hydrogen significance, the location offers great opportunities for our target groups", Geisenberger continues.

Project Director Matthias Kober adds: "Currently, we are holding numerous talks and are experiencing a strong interest in both GGS and Fuel & Gas Logistics from the sectors we have contacted. We are delighted to have already received the first exhibitor registrations for the two trade fairs. That gives us the momentum we need. After having to cancel the GGS in 2020 due to the pandemic and then being faced with challenging economic conditions in 2022, we are now striving for national and international growth once again. We are also very optimistic about the premiere of Fuel & Gas Logistics." Exhibitors can benefit from attractive early-bird rates when registering before 18 April 2024.

Proven GGS trade fair concept to be continued

GGS restarted successfully last year after the pandemic pause in 2020, with 88 per cent of exhibitors happy to further recommend the industry platform. Moreover, 85 per cent of exhibitors confirmed that visitors were very well qualified and 76 per cent of exhibitors would like to return to take part in the next edition of GGS. The positive results of the exhibitor survey show that the trade fair is well-designed. GGS focuses on solutions, products and services for the transport and storage of dangerous goods, intralogistic processes involving hazardous substances and the safe handling of dangerous goods and substances. The trade fair is designed to appeal to decision-makers, managers responsible for transport and logistics processes, as well as safety and security officers.

Furthermore, the cooperation with the German dangerous goods industry federation Gefahrgutverband Deutschland (GGVD) will be continued: The GGVD continues to be the conceptual sponsor of GGS and supports the design of the accompanying, practice-oriented conference programme.

Fuel & Gas Logistics Launches in Leipzig

At the same time as GGS takes place, Fuel & Gas Logistics will be launched in Leipzig. This new trade fair is a continuation of the expo PetroTrans, which was held in Kassel until 2018. It covers the entire logistics chain including the transport, handling, storage and trading of fossil, renewable and synthetic energy sources, lubricants and industrial gases. Fuel & Gas Logistics embraces the expanding product portfolios currently developing in the energy and fuel trade and takes into account the growing significance of renewable and synthetic fuels as a result of the energy transition. Additional unique features of the new trade fair include addressing materials in all states from liquid and solid to gas, as well as an intermodal approach to transport that covers road, rail and waterways.

Modern Exhibition Site Offers a Flexible and Extensive Infrastructure

The modern exhibition site in Leipzig provides a flexible and extensive infrastructure for exhibitors at both trade fairs with ground-level vehicle access to the exhibition halls. In addition, Leipziger Messe's logistics concepts, which have been successfully tried and tested for years, enable uncomplicated assembly and dismantling of the exhibition stands as well as smooth technical and organisational implementation.

Attractive for Visitors: One Ticket for Two Trade Fairs

Visitors attending the new and dynamic trade fair duo can benefit from the numerous synergies and added value. Just one example of this is the fact that all tickets are valid for both trade fairs. Visitors can look forward to seeing the new products being showcased by exhibitors at GGS as well as discovering the latest exhibitor innovations at Fuel & Gas Logistics. The varied and practice-oriented conference programme will also be presenting items and contributions that are relevant to both trade fairs.

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