Successful premiere for TI-Expo + Conference: The industry has shown that the new platform works

The new event around technical insulation TI-Expo + Conference draws a successful balance after its premiere. Around 1,300 visitors explored the offerings related to technical insulation in the industry.

Essen – The insulation industry last met live in 2018, so exhibitors and visitors alike were eagerly anticipating the new event, and the joy of reunion was evident on site. The feedback from the exhibitors was largely positive and already gives reason to look to the future. TI-Expo + Conference is the new annual meeting place for technical insulation. Messe Essen has proven itself as a location. The TI-Expo + Conference is centrally located in Essen in the west of Germany and due to the proximity to the Benelux countries, groups of visitors and exhibitors from neighboring countries already came to the first event.

The topicality of technical insulation has once again increased in recent weeks and the TI-Expo + Conference came at the right time with its premiere. The topicality of technical insulation has once again increased in recent weeks and the TI-Expo + Conference came at the right time with its premiere. TI-Expo project manager Christian Poell draws a positive balance: "We are pleased that TI-Expo + Conference has gotten off to such a good start. This was only possible due to the support and commitment of the industry. For this, a heartfelt thank you! In the current situation, achieving the German government's climate targets is a high priority. That is why we are glad that we will be able to launch the TI again next year and place up-to-date information. For next year, we would like to bring even more enthusiastic experts to Essen who are interested in further training and knowledge transfer. Of course, we are also counting on the support of our partner associations, i.e. ZDB and HDB in the national context and EiiF and FESI in the international context."

At the TI-Expo, more than 60 exhibitors covered all aspects of technical insulation for industry and buildings. Together with various industry representatives, associations, companies and partners, technical program items were offered as part of the trade fair, including practical presentations as well as in-depth information offers. A highlight was the Innovation & Experience Area where technical innovations were presented and which was used for personal exchange.

Parallel to the TI-Expo, leading experts provided information on topics from the fields of energy efficiency and sustainability, standards and guidelines, digitalization, research and development, and maintenance and services at the TI-Conference. The TI Conference was conceived and organized by the Rudolf Müller Media Group, publisher of the magzine TI Technical Insulation. On the two days of the congress, around 80 congress participants came to learn and exchange information in the in-depth technical presentations and panel discussions.

Stephan Schalm, member of the management of Rudolf Müller Mediengruppe, conceptualized the lecture program and accompanied it on site: "We had a very good response at the TI Conference, we had great technical presentations, a great auditorium, lots of questions, very interactive and ultimately a very fast-paced and informative panel discussion. You won't find so much practical information around energy efficiency and sustainability in the context of technical insulation anywhere else. See you next year."

The organizers of the TI-Expo, Henning and Thilo Könicke, Managing Directors of AFAG, also draw a positive balance: "It was just fun to meet again and get started with the new format. We think everyone who was there in Essen had good discussions, recorded good business and you really have to say it's a great industry. The industry has waited far too long to meet live. The new platform worked and it was a sensational first launch with TI-Expo + Conference."

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Statements on the TI Expo

Dr. Rudolf Jürcke, FESI – European Federation of Associations of Insulation Contractors:
"It is an absolute highlight that after this long time - Corona conditioned - we now have again an industry meeting of this size. We hope that this industry will be given the right status both in politics and in business, because what better way to achieve energy efficiency than through sensible insulation. That's the key issue."

Andreas Gürtler, Foundation Director, European Industrial Insulation Foundation EiiF:
"The quality of visitors to TI-Expo is very good and we are very happy about that. We hope it will make the rounds for the future, how good the atmosphere is, how good the quality is and, that you can really get new information here."

Mike Westermann, Managing Director, Schwartmanns Maschinenbau GmbH:
"It's just great that the industry has a center again to come together live. The conversations have a lot of potential, it's just fun, and that's why we're here."

Marcel Goebel, CEO, Goebel GmbH:
"The atmosphere at the show is excellent and our expectations were met. We are impressed. Knowing all the customers, it's like coming home, it's family."

Markus Biland, Managing Director, MABI AG:
"We are very happy and very grateful that there is an event like this again, this is the meeting place for the insulation industry. It has gone very well and the atmosphere is good. People are happy to be back at a live trade show. Already on the first day we had very good contacts and we hope it will continue like this."

Jörg Meyer, Head of Marketing and Communication, G+H Isolierung:
"TI-Expo is really important for the insulation industry after three and a half years of abstinence. I think that the TI-Expo, especially in conjunction with Rudolf Müller Verlag, will build a very good platform. The rush of visitors was initially somewhat reserved, but then increased quite a bit and we were able to have a few interesting, very good discussions here at the stand on the very first day. The bottom line is that TI-Expo will establish itself again in the insulation sector."

Ralf Truschel, Country Sales Leader HVAC Germany, PAROC:
"It's nice, of course, to be able to meet again after such a long time. You've hardly seen many people in the last two or three years, at least not in this composition. The turnout at the trade fair was super. The quality of the discussions is very good and one notices that many also missed it. Because you do talk about topics that are treated in side sentences."

Peter Grabowski, Manager Strategic Marketing and Communications, SUMTEQ GmbH:
"For us it is a very interesting opportunity to exhibit our areas in technical isolation. The discussions are very positive. We have quite good traffic from big manufacturers and big customers we come in contact with and we are happy about that."

Statements on the TI-Conference

Andreas Gürtler, Foundation Director, European Industrial Insulation Foundation EiiF:
"It is extremely important that we come together again after this long break and dare to do new things, like the conference. Especially now, under the pressure of the current time, we see how important it is to bring the information around the technical insulation to the man and woman, and for this a conference format, in combination with the fair, is a very important platform. This was a first start here and it's off to a good start. We see the potential and we believe that with each year we can attract even more interest and more visitors to the Conference."

Thomas Dekarski, Umwelt- und Energiemanager, Nipro PharmaPackaging Germany:
"Due to the very strong growth in our company, we had very many areas that we only roughly considered in the execution. During operation, we realized that we were losing a lot of energy. For this reason, we sought external help and, together with the specialist planner, took a closer look at the systems. We were able to solve the identified deficits together with the skilled workers. Simple measures were taken that quickly paid for themselves, but complex pipe runs were also re-insulated to improve energy efficiency at this point."

Karlheinz Kermann, Isoliermeister, ö.b.u.v. Sachverständiger, TIPCHECK engineer of EiiF:
"The problem is that in plant construction - both in industry and in technical building equipment - insulation is often not taken into account in the planning stage. There are many possible solutions, for example, insulation must be taken into account in advance when planning the plants."


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