K 2025 Kickoff

First meeting of Exhibitors’ Council for the world’s leading plastics and rubber trade fair in Düsseldorf / Ulrich Reifenhäuser retains position as Chairman.

The first meeting of the Exhibitors’ Council marked the kick-off for K 2025, which will take place October 8-15, 2025 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The panel of experts met in order to begin the planning for the most important fair for the international plastics and rubber industry.

The Exhibitors’ Council supports Messe Düsseldorf with its preparations  for K 2025 and advises on fundamental conceptual and organizational issues. Comprised of representatives of the exhibiting industry and important industry associations, the council represents  the entire range of products and services presented at K 2025 – machine and plant engineering, plastics and rubber raw material and auxiliary production as well as the production of semi-finished products and industrial components made from plastics and rubber.

Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Chairman of the Management Board of the Reifenhäuser Group and Chairman of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as Chairman of the Exhibitors’ Council. Thorsten Kühmann, Director of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will keep his position as head of the communication committee.

The K 2025 Exhibitors’ Council consists of the following other members:

Marc Gregor Baier

BBP Kunststoffwerk

Marbach Baier GmbH

Ingemar Bühler           
PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V.

Siamak Djafarian

Röhm GmbH

Boris Engelhardt

wdk - Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie e.V.

Dr. Stefan Engleder    

Dr. Guiscard Glück


Manfred Hackl

EREMA Engineering Recycling

Dr. Christian Haessler                                                                                   
COVESTRO Deutschland AG

Juliane Hehl
Arburg GmbH & Co. KG

Matthias Lesch
Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG

Gerd Liebig
Sumitomo Demag

Dr. Oliver Möllenstädt

GKV Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e.V.

Eric Schönel

Peter Steinbeck

Windmöller & Hölscher KG

Dr. Axel Tuchlenski

Dr. Axel von Wiedersperg

Brückner Group SE

Michael Wittmann
Wittmann Technology GmbH

Every three years, companies from around the world present the latest technological developments, current solutions and visionary approaches at K. Highlighting impressive innovations and forward-looking impulses for climate protection, the circular economy and digitalization, K in October 2022 fully met the high expectations. More than 3,000 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and about 177,500 trade visitors from 169 nations came together at K 2022. 

For a review of K 2022 with Highlight Tours, videos featuring the Specials and exhibitor interviews: www.k-online.com/review

As in previous years, the most important international suppliers and service providers of the plastics and rubber industry will exhibit at the K 2025. In the coming months, the organizers will define the main topics of the trade fair. Exhibitor applications will be available at the beginning of 2024.

For information on visiting or exhibiting at K 2025, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or visit www.k-online.com and www.mdna.com.

2024 Events

May 26-June 7 | Print & Digital Convention/drupa, Dusseldorf, Germany (https://www.printdigitalconvention.de/de)

May 29- 31 | Global Pouch Forum, Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater, Fl (https://www.packagingstrategies.com/global-pouch-forum)

June 17-21 | IAPRI World Packaging Conference, Novi, Michigan (https://iapri2024.itene.com/registration)

June 25-27 | Adhesives & Bonding Expo, Novi, Michigan (https://www.adhesivesandbondingexpo.com/)

July 17-20| World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference, Minneapolis, MN (worldofwipes.org)

September 8-12 | SuperCorrExpo, Orlando, FL, (https://supercorrexpo.org/?_SuperCorrExpo_)

September 10-12 |  Printing United Expo, Las Vegas, NV (https://www.printingunited.com/)

September 10-12 | Labelexpo Americas, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago (https://www.labelexpo-americas.com/)

September 11-13 | IMFA Annual Conference, Carlsbad, California (https://www.imfa.org/26th-annual-conference/)

September 12-13 | LiftEx Gold Coast, Australia (https://events.leeaint.com/liftex-gold-coast)

September 17-19 | FlexForward Conference, Charlotte, NC (https://www.flexpack.org/events/fall-conference-2024)

September 24-26 | R2R USA Conference, Charlotte, NC (https://www.rolltoroll.org/2024-r2r-usa)

October 7-10 | The Battery Show North America, Huntington Place, Detroit, MI, (https://www.thebatteryshow.com/en/home.html)

October 28-31 | All In Print China, Shanghai New International Expo Center, (https://www.allinprint.com/en/)

November 3-6 | Pack Expo, Chicago, IL (https://www.packexpointernational.com/)

November 18-20 | Shanghai World of Packaging, Shanghai New International Expo Centre (www.swop-online.com)

2025 Events

April 1-3 |  Label Expo Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico (https://www.labelexpo-mexico.com/)

April 29-May 1 |  Fit Expo, Miami Beach, FLA (https://www.filtxpo.com/)

September 29-October 1 | Pack Expo Las Vegas, NV (https://www.packexpolasvegas.com/)

October 1-2, 2024 | RISE® (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics), Raleigh, NC (riseconf.net)

Oct 8-15 | K 2025, Messe Düsseldorf (www.k-online.com)

Exhibitors’ Sneak Peek

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