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    Five Reasons for Visiting Europe’s Leading Trade Fair

    denkmal will give you the opportunity to gain excellent insights into the various aspects of monument conservation and the restoration and refurbishment of old buildings. Renowned companies offering special products for monument conservation and restoration, national and international market leaders, companies specialising in monument conservation, craftsmen, restorers, architects and institutions will present themselves and look forward to your visit. There are many good reasons to visit denkmal 2020.


    LEADING TRADE FAIR WITH A UNIQUE, INTERDISCIPLINARY RANGE OF PRODUCTS

    It is only at denkmal in Leipzig that you will get a complete overview of the market and gain excellent insights into the various aspects of monument conservation and the restoration and refurbishment of old buildings.
    448 exhibitors from 18 countries presented their product highlights in 2018.

    These exhibitors were not only made up of renowned companies in the building trade and industry but also included companies offering special products, market leaders, companies specialising in monument conservation, craftsmen, restorers, architects and institutions.

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    CROSS-GENERATIONAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

    The cross-generational transfer of knowledge ensures that traditions are passed on to the next generation in order to preserve cultural heritage sites.

    denkmal offers a wide range of services for the experts of tomorrow. Among others, you may obtain information on:

    • job profiles
    • training possibilites
    • educational and training facilities as well as training centres
    • courses of study at universities, colleges and polytechnics
    • apprenticeships
    • internships
    • a voluntary social year spent in monument conservation
    • youth projects
    • exhibitors providing opportunities to the experts of tomorrow


    AMBASSADOR OF SPECIALIST CRAFTS AND RESTORATION

    During the three days of the trade fair experts in the fields of monument conservation and restoration will share their knowledge, generate stimuli and demonstrate their crafts.

    denkmal focuses on traditional, rare, old crafts and handcrafted treasures. The passion of said experts can be experienced in the "Living Crafts " and activity areas. Old crafts, traditional handicrafts and restoration techniques can be experienced first-hand and come alive at denkmal.

    "Living Crafts" offer the opportunity to not just look over the shoulder of experts but to also join in and test and try your hand at various crafts, e.g. with carpenters, joiners, roofers, stonemasons, plasterers, clay builders, painters and weavers, metal formers and mosaicists, as well as with academic restorers.

    Materials such as

    • stucco
    • wood
    • stone
    • metal
    • clay
    • paint
    • textiles

    can haptically be experienced at denkmal and come alive for every trade fair visitor to see.


    THE MOST IMPORTANT FURTHER AND ADVANCED TRAINING PLATFORM IN EUROPE

    denkmal is the most important European further and advanced training event for monument conservation and the restoration and refurbishment of old buildings.

    During the three days of the trade fair more than 200 practice-oriented events will take place in the city of Leipzig, at the Congress Center Leipzig as well as at the forums and exhibition stands in the hall.

    In the course of denkmal 2018 well over 6,600 participants obtained information at

    • workshops
    • congresses
    • lectures
    • award ceremonies
    • members‘ meetings
    • cooperation exchanges
    • panel discussions
    • project presentations
    • best practice presentations
    • special shows
    • and so forth

     

    CROSS-BORDER – NETWORKED EUROPE AND EUROPEAN NETWORKING

    Since denkmal is an international trade fair, you can meet national and international colleagues. 14,200 visitors came to the last denkmal and MUTEC, every 9th of whom was from abroad.

    For example, in 2018 there were fascinating participants from overseas and expert delegations from Russia, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Poland as well as from Israel, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, China and the US.

    The CONTACT Cooperation Exchange of the Leipzig Chamber of Trade and other partners support such exchanges for the benefit of exhibitors and visitors alike.


    A UNIQUE TRADE FAIR NETWORK

    denkmal forms a unique European trade fair network for the preservation of cultural heritage sites together with MUTEC - International Trade Fair for Museum and Exhibition Technology which is taking place at the same time.

    A warm welcome to Leipzig and to denkmal 2020.

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