With seven months to go until the start of K 2013, International Trade Fair – No. 1 for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide, the newly designed website www.k-online.de is a useful platform for effectively planning a visit. The exhibitor list is now available and in the “Companies and Products” section, attendees can search for individual companies or compile a list of exhibitors offering specific services or of companies from selected countries. Numerous personalized services such as MyOrganizer, MyCalendar for arranging meetings online and MyCatalogue for putting together a personalized exhibition catalogue enhance the website’s service package. In addition, the new K App (for both Android and Apple systems) provides mobile access to all important information. K 2013 will take place from October 16 – 23 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

At the end of March, the K 2013 online ticket shop will open at www.k-online.de and offer visitors the possibility to order eTickets in advance of the show at reduced rates: 1-day tickets cost Euro 49 (Euro 65 when bought on show site) while 3-day-tickets can be purchased online for Euro 108 (compared to Euro 135 at the ticket counter). The tickets will again include free use of all public transportation within the Rhine-Ruhr regional network (VRR) of Düsseldorf and the Rhine-Sieg (VRS) transportation network which includes the neighboring cities of Wuppertal, Krefeld, Dortmund, Bonn and Cologne.

For the last staging of K in 2010, the website recorded more than eleven million clicks. With its clearer structure, the new K website again provides a wide variety of information, ranging from industry, research and science news to practical tips for visitors. In January and February 2013, the number of visits has soared to about 110,000.

Another useful online tool is the new matchmaking function. This internet networking service connects exhibitors and visitors: both partners can post and access enquiries and offers – their search for a new cooperation partner, for example – online. This service provides networking opportunities before the start K and helps the partners to arrange meetings onsite.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at K 2013, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit our web site http://www.mdna.com; Subscribe to our blog at http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Plastics_MDNA.

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