18. 02. 2022

DACH+HOLZ International 2022 in July: knowledge transfer with an experience-based approach

DACH+HOLZ International 2022 will take place from 5 to 8 July in Cologne. With the one-off postponement to the summer, the meeting point for roofers, carpenters and plumbers will become an industry event with many new highlights and an even more experience-based approach.


"The date in July will not only enable more reliable planning for all participants in the trade fair. It will also offer new opportunities, such as additional action areas for exhibitors in the open-air zones and a summer programme with a big wow-effect," said trade fair director Robert Schuster. "Even in July, DACH+HOLZ International will remain Germany's largest industry highlight in 2022."

Europe's best meet up in Cologne

The Timber Construction European Championship has also been postponed and will take place in July, parallel to the trade fair. In Hall 7, the trade fair visitors can watch Europe's young talent in action live, and cheer on their favourite team. Carpenters create complex models of roof structures and demonstrate specialist timber work. The candidates have 22 hours for everything from planning through to completion of the model: from Tuesday morning, 5 July, to Thursday evening, 7 July. As the highlight of DACH+HOLZ International, the European champions will be crowned on Friday 8 July.

New: STIHL Timbersports Show

The trade fair visitors can also look forward to another spectacular event: The STIHL Timbersports Show will take place on the four days of the fair in the open-air zones. In various disciplines, athletes will compete against each other at a high sporting level, showcasing their skills with razor-sharp axes, hand saws and motor saws. In addition to strength, precision and the right techniques are also crucial for the demonstrations. Those who wish to take a hands-on approach and try out sawing techniques themselves should not miss the audience sawing on site.

Supporting programme: networking is the top priority

DACH+HOLZ International brings together all the key players in the industry for large-scale networking. The forum will focus on a different key topic on each day of the trade fair: while young talent, influencers and business owners will share their ideas about the future of their trades on 5 July, the forum will put the spotlight on the influential women in the roofing and carpentry trades and their success stories on 6 July. On the Thursday of the trade fair, 7 July, the presentations and discussions will centre on technology, digitalisation and innovations in the sector. Topics related to wood as a building material and the future of construction will be in focus on Friday 8 July, when experts will explain the opportunities and risks of climate change for individual businesses in the trades, and how the consequences can be managed. Practical tips and successful examples from the trade sector round off the forum programme. In addition, DACH+HOLZ International invites visitors to a big networking evening on Thursday 7 July.

Interactive show by BG BAU: “With a cool head to the top”

Likewise, the joint stand of BG BAU (statutory construction insurance), the ZVDH (central association of German roofers) and Holzbau Deutschland (association of German carpenters) will also offer a lot of interaction. Here, trade fair visitors can experience the world of occupational health and safety first hand – on a construction site with a building, scaffolding and crane. On site, safety at work will be demonstrated using a variety of dangerous situations and practice-oriented solutions. “With a cool head to the top” is the motto. BG BAU and its partners will show how pre-assembly on the ground can help to prevent accidents from falls: from pre-fabrication of roof elements on the assembly line through to placement on the house with the help of the crane. Thanks to VR glasses, visitors to the stand can also immerse themselves in a virtual 360° environment and test their knowledge of safe pre-assembly.

Statements on the summer edition of DACH+HOLZ International 2022

"We are looking forward to the summer edition of DACH+HOLZ International. Together with our exhibitors, associations and partners, we will ensure an extremely exciting programme with a strong experience-based approach. Nowhere else can you exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere, gain a broader perspective, and simultaneously gather new experiences through a colourful supporting programme. This extensive offer is available from DACH+HOLZ at the beginning of July – a good reason for businesses in the trades to change their company trip to Cologne this year!" Robert Schuster, DACH+HOLZ International trade fair director

“We're ready for summer and also for the trade fair! Finally, we can talk face to face with people again, touch materials and try out devices. That was sadly missing, and here DACH+HOLZ International in Cologne will show what it can do: bring together like-minded people, present innovations that address issues of the time such as climate protection, occupational health and safety and green building. In short: ensure a great atmosphere, but at the same time convey the necessary knowledge so that our roofing companies can work even more safely tomorrow and be up to date with the latest news from the sector. I look forward to welcoming you to our joint stand!"ZVDH President Dirk Bollwerk

"I am delighted to finally meet live again with colleagues and business partners in the summer. Building with wood is developing rapidly. Research and development have played a decisive role in the positive trend towards building with wood. As the central industry meeting, DACH+HOLZ International is ideally suited to discuss developments, share knowledge and present new products.  So much expertise concentrated in one place is rarely found. Be there when young carpenters from around Europe compete at this year's European Championship! Experiencing this up close is always a spectacle in itself." Peter Aicher, Chairman of Holzbau Deutschland

DACH+HOLZ International 2022 will take place from 5 to 8 July at the Cologne Exhibition Centre. Further information and registration documents for exhibitors are available at www.dach-holz.com/en/aussteller. The digital list of exhibitors and the ticket shop will be available on the website from the beginning of April.


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    Die DACH+HOLZ International 2022 bietet im Juli zusätzliche Action-Areas von Ausstellern auf dem Freigelände (© GHM)

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    Interaktive Schau der BG BAU: Dank VR-Brille in eine virtuelle Umgebung eintauchen und die Vorteile der Vormontage interaktiv erkunden  (© GHM)

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    Die DACH+HOLZ International versammelt alle Macher der Branche zu einem großen Networking (© GHM)

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