68th NORDBAU NEUMÜNSTER | 06 - 10 September 2023 | Wednesday - Sunday

67th NordBau: Outdoor Area Fully Booked and Highly Topical Special Themes in the Halls

(Neumünster) In just a few weeks the 67th NordBau will start from 7 to 11 September 2022 at the Holstenhallen Neumünster exhibition centre in Schleswig-Holstein and can offer its visitors a fully booked outdoor area. Numerous suppliers of construction machinery and equipment for building construction and civil engineering, as well as commercial vehicles, will show the range of the industry. Exhibitors and customers are increasingly interested in electric mobility. Both in the renewal of company and service vehicles as well as in the possibilities for the appropriate infrastructure on the company premises. This includes the installation of charging stations, but also the use of renewable energies. Numerous suppliers will be showing their solutions and products at NordBau.


Opening ceremony with prominent figures from politics, business and industry

The 67th NordBau will be opened on 7 September at 11 a.m. by Daniel Günther, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein. Afterwards, Matthias Boxberger, Chairman of the Board of Hanse Werk AG, will present perspectives that energy suppliers can and must now use to drive forward and achieve the energy transition. Claus Ruhe Madsen, Schleswig-Holstein's new Minister of Economics, Torsten Kleinfeldt, Managing Director of the Lower Saxony pipeline and plant construction company Friedrich Vorwerk, and Matthias Boxberger will then discuss the current status and challenges of " H2 hydrogen technology - energy infrastructure with regards to construction". A highly topical subject that will kick off the NordBau special show and the seminar " H2 - Hydrogen Technology" on Thursday, 8 September, which is being organised by the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry for  the Environment


H2 Hydrogen - Green Energy of the Future

An important energy carrier of the future will be hydrogen technology, to which the fair is dedicating the special theme in Hall 6. Together with strong partners, there will be a comprehensive information and advice centre where visitors can obtain basic information about the possibilities of expanding and using hydrogen technology and the associated energy infrastructure. For whom and what size of company does the use of hydrogen make sense? What is the lead time for the conversion to hydrogen technology? What hurdles have to be overcome and who is there to help? Experts provide practical advice on the production, storage, transport and usability of hydrogen - for private and industrial use - and can also demonstrate this on a model on site. NordBau is the platform where partners present the advantages and still existing challenges of this green key technology and want to advance it together.


Mastering future challenges through research and development

Community is also the motto of the central contact point of the SH Chamber of Architects and Engineers, the TH Lübeck, Kiel UAS and the BKI (Building Cost Information Centre). Thus, for the first time, the "Initiative Bauwesen", the "Forum Circular economy building – Re-use / Recycling" and a research pavilion of the TH Lübeck will present themselves on a connected area in Hall 1. The players want to promote teaching, research and the promotion of young talent in the building industry in a bundled way and use synergies. Architects, engineers, students and interested parties can obtain extensive information about research and study opportunities there as research and development is indispensable, also in dealing with the future issues of energy, raw materials and climate and the current crises. An example of new possibilities in building is shown by the research pavilion of the TH Lübeck, which is made of biopolymers and flax fibre strands on 100 m². Students and lecturers provide an insight into research and development and invite an exchange on recycling and sustainable building through various keynote lectures.


Building and extending with wood - climate-friendly, healthy living, regional

A tried and tested, but still insufficiently used construction method for many people building is the one with wood. The special show 'Building and finishing with wood - healthy living, climate-friendly, regional' in Hall 8 will present the latest solutions for this renewable raw material - from the tree to the building - for building owners, carpenters and timber builders, roofers, architects and engineers, joiners and interior decorators. A daily stage programme with sample demonstrations of processing and product innovations offers interested visitors extensive information on the range of timber construction, supplemented by expert lectures at the accompanying Timber Construction Day - from basic knowledge to concrete construction details.


Advice and info on the new law for heating and energy production

In order to provide homeowners and tradesmen with comprehensive information on the new Schleswig-Holstein Energy Transition and Climate Protection Act, the Schleswig-Holstein Consumer Advice Centre, Haus & Grund Schleswig-Holstein, the Working Group for Contemporary Building and the Schleswig-Holstein Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning Association have joined forces and will be offering an advice stand in Hall 7. After all, although the Act is to be implemented from 1 July 2022, many questions are still unanswered: What will property owners now have to face in terms of legal requirements and implementation deadlines with regard to heating and alternative energy production? Who is affected by the new requirements when replacing the heating system? What percentage of the energy demand must be covered by renewable energies? Private homeowners, landlords of flats as well as owners of commercial properties can obtain comprehensive information at the community stand in order to avoid cost-intensive surprises in the case of failing devices through timely precautions and planning.


Seminars and conferences in the new Holstenhallen Congress Center

This year NordBau will again be accompanied by an extensive congress programme. Around 4,000 trade visitors are expected at around 55 seminars and training events. The interest in combining a visit to the trade fair with a trade conference has increased further compared to 2019 and can be implemented even better thanks to the newly built "Holstenhallen Congress Center Schleswig-Holstein" (HCC-SH). Two-thirds of the events are training events recognised by the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Architects and Engineers.


Figures, data and facts

With around 69,000 square meters of outdoor exhibition space and over 20,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space, NordBau is considered the most important compact construction trade fair in northern Europe and the entire Baltic Sea region. Annually up to 800 exhibitors from 13 countries meet about 63,000 visitors. More than 50 seminars and events register a total of 4,300 conference participants, with two-thirds of the conferences being recognized by the SH Chamber of Architects and Engineers as official training events. Since 1956, exhibitors have used NordBau to reach both the numerous trade visitors and end customers (both public and private builders). NordBau has a high level of acceptance and appeal for all those interested in construction and for those working in the construction industry. Furthermore, NordBau has been closely associated with the partner country Denmark for more than 45 years, which sees the trade fair as the basis for the German and European market.


More information about NordBau, photos and videos can be found on the web at: www.nordbau.de.


The 67th NordBau will take place from Sept. 7 to 11, 2022, at the Holstenhallen Neumünster exhibition center.