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10 good reasons to visit the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR

Only a few days to go before the start of the world’s largest trade fair for the hardware industry. For all those who are undecided, we have summed up the 10 most important reasons why visiting the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is a real must.

  1. … because it is the largest and most international trade fair in the industry

With 144,000 square metres of exhibition space and more than 2,700 exhibitors from 56 countries, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR is the largest and most international exhibition of the hardware industry. A perfect foundation for good business!

  1. … because you will find the entire range of products of the hardware industry here

Whether tools or industrial supplies, fastening and connection technology or building and Do-it-yourself supplies: the four areas of the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR cover all important topics in the sector and the entire range of products on offer.

  1. … because the Who is Who of the industry meets here

Among the exhibitors are the major brands of the hardware industry – here you will find all important players in one place.

  1. … because you can find out everything about the latest trends here

From new safety requirements and standards to developments such as Industry 4.0 and Smart Home: at the trade fair you can experience the latest industry trends and innovative solutions at first hand.

  1. … because this is about the digital future of the industry

On the central stage of the Hardware Fair everything revolves around digitisation on the first two days of the fair. At dSummit, service providers, solution providers and portal operators present their innovations and inform about new developments in exciting lectures. In the start-up village, young, creative companies show new digital ideas, solutions and processes. Look forward to innovative impulses and concepts – and lay the foundation for your success in the digital world.

  1. … because they are already experiencing tomorrow’s innovations here today

With the EISEN Awards, the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR and its cooperation partners honour the best ideas and solutions in the fields of innovation and corporate social responsibility. Look forward to the winners and nominees in a special show!

  1. … because here the possibilities of additive manufacturing are close at hand

At the special show 3D printing you will learn everything about new technologies, developments and business models in additive manufacturing. Discover what’s already possible with contemporary 3D printers today at live demonstrations and presentations by international experts – and take home new impulses for your business.

  1. … because here you will find the top novelties for gardening, DIY and construction

On the DIY Boulevard the top players of the building, house and garden industry, among them Abus, Alpina, Burg-Wächter, Fischer, Hailo, Hettich, Schellenberg, SPAX and Tesa, present their novelties.

  1. … because you can make the best contacts here

Maintain your network, make new contacts and discuss current topics. At the trade fair you have the opportunity to expand your network with high-quality contacts. Whether in the hardware lounge, during a forum visit or in convivial get-togethers at the Welcome Party – take the opportunity for a personal conversation. All networking events at a glance:

  • Hardware Lounge | daily
  • Welcome Party | 04.03.2018
  • BHB-Forum | 05.03.2018
  • Hardware Seminar | 06.03.2018
  • Trainees’ Day | 07.03.2018


  1. … because Cologne is also always worth a visit

Experience the Rhine metropolis with all its facets and colours. Look forward to the Cologne Cathedral, the lively cultural scene and the cordiality of the people of Cologne. Taste a real Kölsch and taste the delights of the hearty Rhenish cuisine.


All about the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR 2018: www.eisenwarenmesse.de

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