Networking

BHB Forum

Maintain your network, make new contacts, discuss about current topics. Whether in the Hardware Lounge, at a forum or in a sociable gathering at the Welcome Party - seize the opportunity for personal conversations.

Koelnmesse provides you with first-hand information and gives you the opportunity to discuss your China strategy with industry experts. From an introduction to the Chinese market , best practice from a corporate perspective on to distribution channels and how to use them , everything is discussed. Among others the CIHS (China International Hardware Show) will be presented. During the subsequent get-together experiences can be discussed.

Date: 07.03.2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Location: Congress centre east, conference room 1 and 2


Further details can be found here.

The traditional event on the second day of the trade fair has firmly established itself as an important meeting place for decision-makers from the building and DIY market sector. Once again this year the BHB, the Federal Association of the German DIY, Building and Garden Specialist Stores, will be welcoming decision-makers from the trade, industry and service sector. Besides interesting discussions, among other things the BHB Customer Service Prize will also be awarded.

Date: 07.03.2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Rheinterrassen/Theater am Tanzbrunnen

Further details can be found here

In the scope of the new Fastener Forum, Hall 5.2 will be focusing on fastening and fixing technologies throughout the entire duration of the trade fair. Here, you can relax, hold discussions and enjoy a snack or a drink. As a special highlight on Tuesday, exhibitors like PREBENA and F. REYHER Nchfg. GmbH & Co. KG will present you exciting themes of the industry.

Date: 06.-08.03.2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. // Tuesday, speaker programme 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Hall 5.2, A41

Further details can be found here.

Here, one can sit comfortably and enjoy a delicious coffee, espresso or latte macchiato. The Hardware Lounge is the ideal place for those, who want to take time out from the hustle and bustle of the fair and yet still be in the midst of the action.

Date: 06.-08.03.2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Middle Boulevard

Further details can be found here .

An efficient forum for suppliers with individual face-to-face meetings and meetings with buyers from leading national and international DIY chains.

(Participation only by invitation.)

Date: 06.-08.03.2016
Location: Congress Centre East

Further details can be found here.

The Working Committee on Tools (AKW) of the Central Association of the Hardware Trade (ZHH), Düsseldorf, is inviting all trainees of the specialised tool trade to attend. Apprentices will be given the opportunity to experience the diversity of the industry and get to know new partners for tools, fastening and industrial supplies. Further details can be found here .

  • Date: 08.03.2016
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Location: Congress centre east: congress room and southern foyer

The first day of the trade fair will end at the Welcome Party at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen. In a pleasant atmosphere and breath-taking views of the Rhein, we let the evening come to an end. A special highlight of the Welcome Party is the award ceremony of the "EISEN 2016".

Date: 06.03.2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen

Please click here to get your ticket .

Further details can be found here .