Formnext 2024 puts out the Call for Speakers

Formnext 2024 puts out the…

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!

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.

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

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