Anyone entering the Stuttgart exhibition centre during the five days of the AMB trade fair to peruse its halls would have seen satisfied faces in every direction – on both exhibitors and visitors: AMB 2018 not only met up to all expectations; it also broke all previous records. "We had 1553 exhibitors over an exhibition space of what is now more than 120,000 gross square metres, plus 91,016 visitors. These are all record figures for the Stuttgart trade fair centre," Kromer announced. We have started drawing visitors from further afield: seventeen percent of the visitors came from 83 countries to attend AMB in Stuttgart. However, Messe Stuttgart is not the only contented party. The exhibitors and partners in the ten fully booked halls are very happy with their part at AMB and have been convinced of the importance of the metalworking exhibition for the industry.