The forum offered concentrated knowledge, suggestions and important information on the trends and developments of tomorrow. The range of topics extended from tool making of the future to what purchasers expect of tool making companies, and from the theme of laser texturing to injection-moulding-compatible component design.
In addition to the future forum, the publishing company moderne industrie organises the industry award for outstanding lifetime achievements in tool, pattern and mould making. The industry award honours pioneers and visionaries who have sent out ground-breaking signals for their industry. This year, the prize was awarded to Professor Fritz Klocke by the expert jury at the exhibitor evening.