Official opening of the Platformers' Days 2023
From left to right: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marco E. Einhaus, Janina Hintermayer
Location: Electro-Park in hall 1
The opening ceremony took place at 12 am on trade fair Friday in the area of the Electro-Park in hall 1.
Following the official welcome by Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Messe Karlsruhe, there was a keynote speech by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marco E. Einhaus (Technical University of Munich, Occupational Health and Safety), on the topic "Aerial Work Platforms - A Secure Elevated Workspace."
During this presentation, the topic of fall protection was vividly illuminated from the perspectives of both equipment providers and users, with practical examples. Providing a professional conclusion to the topic, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) contributed as the conceptual partner of the Platformers' Days with the keynote speech "Preventing Accidents" by Janina Hintermayer.
Location: Outdoor exhibition area
On an approximately 1,000 m² demo site in the outdoor exhibition area of the Platformers' Days, shows of the platform types "tracked boom lifts" and "telescopic boom lifts" will take place.
Show Tracked boom lifts
Experience five tracked boom lifts in live operation during two shows per day, showcasing their lifting and stabilizing capabilities, as well as their compactness and off-road capability! Gain insight for making the right investment by utilizing the direct comparison opportunity to explore the device that best suits your application needs.
Show Telescopic boom lifts
Additionally, look forward to the live operation of five telescopic boom lifts – integrated into a show setting within the outdoor demo area! Let yourself be convinced by the robustness and performance of each equipment technology, compared directly in terms of off-road capability, reach, and leveling degree. The two demonstration sequences per day, in perfect interaction with the on-site experts from the five participants, provide a snapshot of the added values of the individual devices.
Electro-Park with PD-Forum
Location: hall 1
Trending topics such as electrification and sustainability are becoming increasingly important in companies, but can be challenging in everyday working life. Visitors can see for themselves the advantages of an emission-free working environment at the Electro-Park, which is located in the exhibition hall for the first time. Here, seven exhibits from six manufacturers and dealers will be impressively presented, and on each day of the trade fair, three participants of the Electro-Park will give an impulsive lecture programme in the so-called PD Forum. The two one-hour time blocks will include three compact 15-minute keynote lectures on topics relating to alternative drive technology in the area of conflict between opportunities, limits and infrastructure - all from the perspective of their own machine or company.
- "Off-Road Telescope – Work Platform with Electric Motor and Combustion Engine" - Jörg Majoli, AVANT Tecno Deutschland GmbH
- "Böcker AK 48e – First Fully Electric Mobile Crane in Steel-Aluminium Construction" - Christoph Deuter, Böcker Maschinenwerk GmbH
- "Klaas E-Concept – Mobile, Silent, Cost-Efficient" - Simon Küter, Klaas Service- und Vertriebs GmbH
PD-Networking-Night "Cheers & Beers" for exhibitors and their customers
As a sociable end to the trade fair Friday, the participants of Platformers' Days can exchange news, planned projects or industry trends at the subsequent PD-Networking-Night themed "Cheers & Beers" under the open sky and in the cosy atmosphere of the atrium. With tasting worlds from a local brewery in Karlsruhe, musical entertainment with a live band and DJ and the popular "Schnaps Taxi", this evening will be the perfect end to a successful day at the trade fair.
Day tickets and tickets for the Networking Night are available online in the ticket shop.
>>> UPDATE 08/24/2023: Tickets for the PD Networking Night are completely sold out! <<<