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Formnext 2024 puts out the Call for Speakers: medical technology, AI, robotics, and a myriad of other topics

23 Apr 2024

Frankfurt am Main, 23 April 2024. Following the successful debut of its multi-stage program last year, Formnext is organizing its extensive presentation schedule once again in 2024. That means even more current and future applications, technologies, and overarching trends in the AM and production industry will be discussed. The key topics of focus on the Application, Industry, and Technology Stages will include artificial intelligence in Additive Manufacturing, medical and dental technology, robotics, and automation. Starting now, Formnext 2024 is officially calling for speakers!

Application Stage at Formnext 2023. Copyright Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH / Mathias Kutt
Application Stage at Formnext 2023. Copyright Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH / Mathias Kutt

Formnext’s multi-stage presentation program is open to all and designed to encourage everyone to share their knowledge of technologies and applications in the industrial production sector. After all, learning more about current technological developments, expanding one’s technical expertise, trading experiences, and making contacts are the main goals of most Formnext attendees. Along with exhibitor presentations and networking events, the technical talks given on stage always turn out to be one of the most interesting activities on offer. “That’s part of the reason why the concept has proven so successful,” explains Sascha F. Wenzler, Vice President for Formnext at the event’s organizer, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. “We’re now looking to expand and sharpen the focus of our subject line-up so that AM can catch on in lots of other application areas.”

For attendees, the chance to check out presentations and panel discussions with leading industry experts on different stages offers both compelling insights and an outstanding overview of the most important topics in AM. These include exciting applications from industries ranging from the medical sector to aerospace and construction. Meanwhile, Formnext also features showcases of the latest technologies and discussions of fundamental issues like sustainability, financing, and the shortage of skilled workers.

Industry Stage at Formnext 2023. Copyright Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH / Marc Jacquemin
Industry Stage at Formnext 2023. Copyright Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH / Marc Jacquemin

Thrilling, forward-thinking applications from various industries

In conveniently scheduled topic blocks, the Application Stage presents exciting and trend-setting examples of how AM is being used in specific industries. Mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive or aerospace industries, electronics, packaging, tool and mold making, automation, and robotics are just a few of the leading subjects on the agenda. Applications from the realms of medical technology and dentistry will also be a topic of focus this year.

On the Industry Stage, meanwhile, industrial experts and insiders share their thoughts on the issues shaping AM at the moment, such as sustainability and the industrialization of AM. These and other focus subjects will be introduced in keynotes, explored in greater detail in “Expert Insights” sessions, and discussed further in panels. Also set for the Industry Stage are areas like AI and the industrial metaverse, DfAM (Design for AM), business opportunities, start-ups and funding, and current meta-topics such as data management and security, emerging technologies, the skilled worker shortage, and supply chain resilience.

Finally, leading Formnext exhibitors will be bringing their innovations and solutions to the Technology Stage. Every day of the event will showcase the latest breakthroughs in software and digitalization, materials, AM systems, ancillary process systems, quality management, measurement technology, and services.

The Call for Speakers is now open. Proposals for papers can be submitted via the Call for Speakers form no later than 30 June 2024. The form, and further information, can be found at


International exhibition and convention on the next generation of manufacturing technologies

Formnext will be held from 19–22 November 2024.

The following international Formnext events are also scheduled:

Formnext + PM South China: 28–30 August 2024

Formnext Forum Tokyo: 26–27 September 2024

Formnext at IMTS Chicago: 9–14 September 2024

Formnext Chicago: 8–10 April 2025

Press information and photographic material:

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Links to websites:

Formnext – Hub for Additive Manufacturing

Background information on Formnext 

Formnext is the hub for Additive Manufacturing, industrial 3D Printing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions. In addition to the annual highlight, the expo in Frankfurt/Germany, we provide our clients worldwide with a variety of relevant updates, insights and events around Additive Manufacturing (AM) as well as the related technologies along the entire process chains. Formnext is organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH (

Background information on Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

Mesago, founded in 1982 and located in Stuttgart, specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology. The company belongs to the Messe Frankfurt Group. Mesago operates internationally and is not tied to a specific venue. With around 160 members of staff Mesago organizes events for the benefit of more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 110,000 trade visitors, conference delegates and speakers from all over the world. Numerous trade associations, publishing houses, scientific institutes and universities work with Mesago closely as advisers, co-organizers and partners. (

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Sustainability at Messe Frankfurt

Background information on the Working Group Additive Manufacturing (Honorary Sponsor)
Within the Working Group Additive Manufacturing, about 200 companies and research institutes collaborate under the direction of the German industry federation VDMA. Here, plant engineers; component and material suppliers; industrial companies that work with metals and plastics; service providers in software, manufacturing, and processing; and numerous researchers all work toward the same goal: the industrialization of Additive Manufacturing techniques. (