This year, the halls 5, 7 and 9, as well as the Oskar Lapp Hall (Hall 6), the Alfred Kärcher Hall (Hall 8) and the new Paul Horn Hall (Hall 10) will be occupied. With this compact block, südback will be opened up better than ever since the opposite halls enable close linking of all relevant topic areas and ensure an optimised flow of visitors. The flow of visitors will also be equalised by using two trade fair entrances, East and West. Thanks to the increase of around 10,000 square metres in exhibition space, we have been able to eliminate the waiting list and take account of several new exhibitors. Visitors should therefore have enough time for their attendance at the trade fair.