METAV Web Sessions – Ideal further training

by Hans Diederichs

"The METAV Web Sessions from 15 to 19 June 2020 will offer a unique range of compelling information and presentations on the latest developments in production technology, but will also provide participants with an added extra," announced Martin Göbel, Director Trade Fairs at the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), Frankfurt am Main. Afterwards, all participants will receive a certificate stating which web sessions they took part in. They can clarify in advance whether their company recognises participation as further training. If so, they can then use the certificate to document their attendance in the sessions – and their newly acquired knowledge of the latest developments. "In such a challenging period for orders, it's important for employees to use this time for further training. Visitors to the METAV Web Sessions thus gain doubly from taking part," explained Göbel. The sessions also represent an attractive proposition for other home-office employees who are otherwise not able to benefit from further training measures so often. The Web Sessions can be followed using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones.

More than 80 companies are planning to use the METAV Web Sessions in order to target customers they would otherwise have reached at METAV 2020. Each session will last roughly 20 minutes and be followed by ten minutes for questions. Companies will present the machines, solutions, and services which they will then be showcasing live at METAV reloaded in March 2021. Topics include digitalisation, precision tools, machine tools and systems, software, measuring systems and quality assurance, additive manufacturing, components and systems, medical engineering, and services.

The exhibitors are already looking forward to the event, which represents uncharted territory for many. "The METAV fair itself might have been postponed, but the METAV visitors are still very much interested in seeing what progress we are making in our product development," said Nicole Rüffer from Isra Vision AG in Darmstadt. "In the current situation, such web sessions are the best way for us to let the general public know about our latest developments," Rüffer continues.

Andreas Lindner, from Bimatec-Soraluce in Limburg, added: "The challenges facing manufacturing companies today are changing faster than ever. In the current situation, how much experience do you need to have in order to ensure sufficiently high precision and efficiency levels? What can you do if an experienced machine operator leaves your company but you are about to launch a new project? These are the kinds of questions I will be answering. I'm looking forward to meeting all the participants online and I'm keen to see what kinds of questions they have."

Registration details and information on the entire programme can be found at

Source and photo: VDW

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