Interkama to change frequency, length; add coverage

Big changes are in the wind for Interkama, the International Trade Fair for Industrial Communication, Automation, Measurement, and Analytics that held its 14th edition here Oct. 18-23. In view of recent industry developments, show organizer Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and Interkama's executive board decided to reshape the event with forward-looking strategies.

By Staff November 1, 1999

Big changes are in the wind for Interkama, the International Trade Fair for Industrial Communication, Automation, Measurement, and Analytics that held its 14thedition here Oct. 18-23. In view of recent industry developments, show organizer Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and Interkama’s executive board decided to reshape the event with forward-looking strategies. Announced at the fair’s mid-point on Oct. 20, Interkama will begin a new two-year rotation, go to a five-day run (Tuesday through Saturday), and include a new range of offerings with the theme of “Automating Production and Business Processes.” Behind the decision was what Messe Dusseldorf calls, “something of a revolution” for the automation market. This trend is “marked by far-reaching changes on various fronts. Interkama’s prior three-year cycle would no longer do justice to the highdegree of dynamism in the industry.” The 15th Interkama is slated for Sept. 25-29, 2001.