programme for Platformers’ Days


A comprehensive supporting programme is planned for the upcoming Platformers' Days on 10 - 11 September 2021.

Please find the programme items in detail below.

Are you an exhibitor and would like to take part in the special theme area "Rough Terrain" or the special show "Elektro Park"?

Find more information here.

Official opening ceremony of Platformers' Days 2021

We warmly invite you to the official opening ceremony followed by an guided opening tour!

  • When: Friday, 10 September 2021, 10 a.m.
  • Where: Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, hall area at the PartnerLIFT Lounge

Programme of the opening ceremony:

  • Moderation: David Köhler, Team Lead of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre
  • Welcoming address by Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre: Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre
  • Greeting from the City of Karlsruhe: Details to follow
  • Impulse lecture by lawyer Dr. Rudolf Saller
  • Symbolic handover and opening of the event:
    Oliwer Sven Dahms, pre-organiser of Platformers' Days and owner of Vertikal Events, together with Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Trade Fair Centre

The approx. 30-minute opening ceremony will be followed at around 10:45 a.m. by a one-hour, guided opening tour starting in the PartnerLIFT Lounge, which invites representatives from the press, politics and industry as well as those interested in a compact overview of the trade fair to take part. The tour will lead past around four exhibitor stand spaces as well as the programme highlights special theme area "Rough Terrain, "Z LAB Lecture Café" and the special show "Elektro-Park" and will end at around 12:00 p.m. with a catered welcome reception in the catering area of the Atrium.

Subject to change / As of 5 August 2021

Official opening ceremony of Platformers' Days

Special theme area "Rough Terrain"

Before you enter the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre for the Platformers' Days 2021, you will already be greeted by the first-ever and sophisticated special theme area Rough Terrain - located directly in front of the main entrance - and given a first glimpse of the concentrated machine technology that the trade fair has in store for you.

On the 2,100 m² Rough Terrain playground with changing subsoils, slopes and other challenges and obstacles, machines and equipment from selected exhibitors will demonstrate their strength in real-life work on rough terrain. Just like on a real construction site!

Special show "Elektro Park"

Trend topics such as electrification and sustainability are becoming increasingly important in your business, but still challenge you in your everyday work? Convince yourself of the advantages of an emission-free working environment at the special show Elektro-Park in the Atrium. A selected portfolio of quiet, economical and powerful machine technologies presented here provides information on their advantageous use - especially in view of increasingly strict noise and exhaust requirements.

Be inspired by the solutions shown here for your operation and benefit from the concentrated market overview of this special show, which has machines and equipment ready for you - which score points without compromising on performance, operating time or durability!

Evening event

The planned evening event will be reviewed by Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre at short notice on the basis of the current legal basis with regard to the proportionality of holding the event and will then either be adapted conceptually to the requirements applicable at the time of holding the event or possibly cancelled. This also applies to the exhibitors' evening on Thursday.

In the run-up to the event, two implementation options were explored (Central evening event concept in the landscaped Atrium in the outdoor area.or decentralised evening event concept at the stand areas in the outdoor area as well as a separate area for hall exhibitors).

Z LAB Lecture Café

The construction industry will change fundamentally in the next 10 years. The two products from the Z LAB klickrent and klickcheck are actively shaping this process of digital transformation and are working to make the construction industry of the future faster, easier and more efficient. Every upheaval needs strong partners - for this reason, klickrent and klickcheck have set themselves the goal of bringing together the thought leaders of the protagonists of this upheaval and networking them more closely with each other.

In the Z LAB Lecture Café (Booth H130), prominently located in the entrance area of the Platformers' Days hall exhibition, you can expect exciting practical presentations on digital rental processes on both days of the trade fair. Take advantage of the opportunity to exchange ideas with other professionals and experts on specific topics!

The lectures are free of charge and can be attended without pre-registration.

Friday, 10 September 2021, 2 p.m.:

Optimising rental processes through digital tools

"The scratch was already on the vehicle before!" or "Who will pay the repair costs?" - You are certainly familiar with the typical points of conflict and problems when handing over and accepting rental machines. Digital tools can help you get to grips with these and save time and administrative effort for your company. The impulse lecture will show you how this can be done.

Renting and leasing in 2025 - Where are digital rental solutions for construction equipment heading?

Time is money and so, from the hirer's point of view, the question arises as to how the effort involved in booking machinery can be minimised. Rental companies, on the other hand, face the challenge of keeping up with the high speed on the rental market by using digital solutions. Join us for a look into the near future of construction equipment rental and in particular the construction equipment rental market.

Saturday, 11 September, 10 a.m.:

Pay-per-use - More flexibility by renting instead of buying

Digital rental models are replacing the long-standing trend to buy and own. Uncertainties are leading to changes in investment behaviour and making people more reluctant to make large investments. New billing models such as pay-per-use are the focus of this keynote presentation.