“Mold your dreams, mold your future”

“Mold your dreams, mold your…

The organizer Schall Messen and the advisory boards of the Fakuma trade fair, one of the most internationally renowned events for plastics processing with a special focus on injection moulding, are pleased to announce the launch of their latest initiative project “Mold your dreams, mold your future”.

As part of this inviting campaign, the Fakuma trade fair is organizing a special Career Friday aimed at introducing school pupils, students and young professionals to the wide range of career opportunities in the plastics industry. The event will take place on 18.10.2024 as part of the 29th Fakuma at the exhibition grounds in Friedrichshafen.

Career Friday offers school pupils, students and career starters the unique opportunity to visit the international exhibitors at the Fakuma trade fair at their stands and find out more about the exciting career opportunities in the plastics industry. Under the motto “Mold your dreams, mold your future”, exhibitors will give young visitors career insights into the world of plastics processing, product development and innovative technologies. The plastics industry is a vibrant hotspot for innovative ideas and technological advances. With a clear focus on the circular economy, it opens up exciting opportunities for pupils, students and young professionals to actively contribute to sustainability and help shape the world of tomorrow.

“Our aim is to inspire young people to pursue a career in the plastics industry and show them how diverse and exciting this sector is,” says Bettina Schall, Managing Director of event organizer Schall Messen. “Career Friday offers a unique opportunity for pupils, students and young professionals to talk directly to industry experts, gain insights into innovative technologies and explore potential career paths.”

Trade fair advisor Susanne Zinckgraf, Head of Strategic Marketing at Wittmann Tec Group GmbH, emphasises: ‘Plastics are essential to life. Without plastics, there would be no modern medical technology, no sustainable mobility and no respectful handling of food. A career in the plastics industry means actively helping to shape the future of our society. That is why we are looking forward to giving young people an insight into our activities at Fakuma 2024. Career Friday is a great opportunity. Nowhere else can you get closer to the industry than at the Fakuma trade fair.’

The industry is heavily characterised by digital technologies, which offers exciting opportunities for tech-orientated people. It also carries a great deal of responsibility for environmental and health issues, which requires conscious action. Industry players are working intensively on sustainable alternatives and recycling technologies. The exhibitors’ collaboration with partners around the world offers young talents the opportunity to gain intercultural experience and tackle global challenges as part of a team.

Exhibition Advisory Board member Dr Christoph Schumacher, Head of Global Marketing at Arburg GmbH + Co KG, adds: ‘The future needs ideas – and people who develop and implement them. Our industry offers many tremendous opportunities to get personally involved in solving important issues: the ‘purpose’ that is often invoked today is clearly evident here. If you want to shape things, our industry is the right place for you! This is why Arburg, as a historic pioneer of the Fakuma, expressly supports this idea. We look forward to welcoming as many young, interested visitors as possible.’

The 29th Fakuma cordially invites all school pupils, students, teachers, university representatives and young professionals to visit the trade fair highlight free of charge on Careers Friday and discover the world of plastics processing.