64. NORDBAU NEUMÜNSTER | 11 - 15 September 2019 | Wednesday - Sunday

Complete closure slows down car traffic on the A7 in the north, but not the 64th edition of NordBau!

(Neumünster) The 64th edition of NordBau ended successfully in the evening of Sunday, 15th September 2019. Despite the complete closure of the A7 motorway due to construction work on the "Hamburger Deckel", interested parties were not deterred from visiting the largest compact exhibition for construction in Northern Europe: 836 exhibitors from 13 countries were delighted to have about 62,600 visitors!

What was already apparent at the opening of the 64th edition of NordBau, with numerous celebrities from politics, business and the industry, continued seamlessly over the following days of the exhibition: the positive mood due to a stable order situation in the construction industry, combined with the will to move forward through future-oriented projects like the Fehmarnbelt crossing through an 18-kilometer immersed tunnel, for example. The positive spirit of optimism was not only conveyed by the exhibitors but was equally reflected in the full exhibition hall and in the numerous trade fair visitors in attendance. In short, the mood during the 64th edition of NordBau could not have been better! Many exhibitors highlighted the high level of expertise of the visitors.

KNOWLEDGE creates Living spaces: The focal points of the 64th edition of NordBau set important accents and hit the spirit of the times

At the opening of the 64th edition of NordBau, the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, and the Lord Mayor of the city Neumünster, Dr. Olaf Tauras, met for the first time with the representatives of the Scandinavian countries; the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland, Anne Sipiläinen; the Ambassador of Denmark, Friis Arne Petersen; and the Norwegian Honorary Consul, Detlef Palm, and discussed the economic and cultural opportunities that the growing Baltic Sea region brings to the people of Northern Europe. Previously in a keynote speech, the Honorary Consul of Finland who is equally the CEO of HanseBelt Initiativkreis, Bernd Jorkisch, emphasized the importance of the largest North European construction project, the Fehmarnbelt crossing, for the whole of Europe and its connections to the economic routes to Asia and Eastern Europe.

The Prime Minister as well as the Ambassadors of the four Scandinavian countries will jointly launch the 64th edition of NordBau.

(Neumünster) The 64th edition of NordBau will take place from the 11th to the 15th of September at the Holstenhallen Neumünster. For over six decades, the largest compact construction exhibition in northern Europe has been the exchange platform and contact point for all construction managers and the construction industry in the entire Baltic Sea region!With its special exhibitions, "Sports facilities for the Future", "Designing Living Spaces + SmartHome" and "Digital Construction Site Part 2", NordBau will again this year be focusing on current developments. In addition, NordBau will for the first time allow visually impaired people to take a guided tour through the exhibition grounds.

Construction project brings people and cultures together. Strengthening the Baltic Sea Region

The launching of the 64th edition of NordBau will be dedicated to the currently largest and most expensive European infrastructure project  - the Fehmarnbelt crossing! The pioneering 18-kilometer-long immersed tunnel does not only connect the northern European countries to the economic area of ​​mainland Europe, but also strengthens the entire Baltic Sea region, creating bridges that will make people around the Baltic Sea to get culturally even closer together. The importance of this unique construction project is also highlighted by the large number of prominent figures who will attend the official opening of the 64th NordBau edition on September 11, 2019: Presenter Michael Grahl may in addition to the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, and the Mayor of the City Neumünster, Dr. Ing. Olaf Tauras, also be welcoming the ambassadors of the four northern countries: Anne Sipiläinen, Her Excellency the Ambassador of Finland; Petter Ølberg, His Excellency the Ambassador of Norway, Per Thöresson, His Excellency the Ambassador of Sweden and Friis Arne Petersen, His Excellency the Ambassador of Denmark. In addition, the NordBau will also be welcoming the CEO of HanseBelt Initiativkreis e.V. who is equally the Honorary Consul of Finland, Bernd Jorkisch, who will give his presentation on: "On to new horizons - we build a region of the future" wherein he will talk to all guests about the progress of the project, as well as its enormous challenges. "The realization of the Fehmarnbelt Crossing will enable a new European future axis between the cities of Hamburg and Copenhagen-Malmö, which will guarantee the North with diverse opportunities for positive economic and social development," says Bernd Jorkisch confidently.

The NordBau 2019 - Shaping the future and connecting people!

(Neumünster) From the 11th to 15th of September 2019, the 64th edition of NordBau will take place in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein at the Holstenhallen Neumünster exhibition grounds! The largest compact exhibition for construction in Northern Europe is a meeting point and exchange platform for the construction industry and all construction managers from the entire Baltic Sea region.

"New goals - New ways" - Scandinavia's future in Europe

The opening of the 64th edition of NordBau on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, will be dedicated to the largest construction project in Northern Europe: the Fehmarnbelt Crossing! In the future, the trendsetting immersed tunnel will connect mainland Europe to the northern countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. With this ambitious project, the entire Baltic Sea region continues to gain economic strength and importance. Today, there are already numerous flows of goods, energy and traffic across the Baltic Sea to Northern/Eastern Europe and back. But culturally, too, this new, fast link will bring people from all over Europe closer together and lead to an even stronger sense of togetherness.The importance of this unique construction project is also demonstrated by the numerous celebrities that will officially open the exhibition this year: Moderator Michael Grahl, may in addition to the Prime Minister from Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther and the Lord Mayor of Neumünster, Dr. Olaf Tauras, also solemnly welcome all the ambassadors from the four northern countries: Mrs. Anne Sipiläinen, Her Excellency the Ambassador of Finland; Mr. Friis Arne Petersen, His Excellency the Ambassador of Denmark; Mr. Petter Ølberg, His Excellency the Ambassador of Norway; and Per Thöresson, His Excellency the Ambassador of Sweden!

With its focus on "digital construction site Part 2”, the 64th edition of NordBau accompanies all those responsible for construction on the way to the networked construction site.

(Neumünster) From the 11th to 15th September 2019, the 64th edition of NordBau invites you to the Holstenhallen Exhibition Center in Neumünster in Schleswig-Holstein. The largest compact exhibition for construction in Northern Europe is the platform for civil engineers, builders, architects and craftsmen.

The "digital construction site Part 2" - step by step into a networked future!

Digitalization presents all those responsible for construction, construction sites, mechanical engineering and the planning office with major challenges. The level of knowledge about digital planning and design varies greatly from one construction and machine managers to the other. For this reason, NordBau, in close cooperation with the VDBUM - Association of the Construction, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering e.V., focused on the "digital construction site" and presented it very vividly and comprehensively at last year’s NordBau. The great interest of the visitors in this complex topic area shows how important it is to explain the digital work processes to those involved in construction and to identify possibilities for the future. For this reason, this successful concept will be continued at the 64th edition of NordBau with the "digital construction site Part 2". Dieter Schnittjer, Managing Director of the VDBUM, says: "A very decisive factor in the comprehensive topic of digitization is, that not everything that is digitally possible has to be implemented. In the future, we will use digital work processes as the normality in our operations on the construction site. But every company will decide for itself which processes are important for their working environment. It is like buying accessories or new technology in construction machines, talking to professionals who advise you. This also applies to the digital equipment. With the theme "digital construction site Part 2", we want to show that digitization is tangible and feasible for all businesses, if we break down the entire process into sub-requirements and everyone chooses what their daily work requires."