Photo: Leipziger Messe GmbH / Tom Schulze

The GGS – Trade Fair Dangerous Goods // Hazardous Substances was successfully held between 8th and 10th November 2022. Experts from both Germany and abroad gathered at the Leipziger Messe trade fair to exchange views about the new products for the transport of dangerous goods, the storage and intralogistics of hazardous substances and for ensuring the safety requirements of all processes in the associated logistics chain.

After the break in 2020 due to corona, the GGS made a comeback in November. “The relaunch of the GGS was a success. Both exhibitors and visitors are satisfied with their participation in the trade fair. We are delighted that the GGS has been well received and has been able to consolidate its position as an industry platform for dangerous goods and hazardous materials logistics”, explains Markus Geisenberger, the Managing Director of Leipziger Messe. “We will build upon this sound basis and continue to strengthen the GGS – in close cooperation with our partners and exhibitors. This allows us to offer the industry a platform for an integrated view of the logistics chain of hazardous goods and substances that is unique in Europe”.

Excellent quality of contacts, a coherent concept and supraregional appeal

The exhibitors and visitors expressed their satisfaction with the GGS: in the official survey, 97 per cent of the exhibitors praised the high level of professional qualification of the visitors. The exhibitors interviewed rated the trade fair concept positively across the board. Nine out of ten visitors said they would recommend the trade fair to others. Almost 40 percent of the trade visitors travelled more than 300 kilometres to get there – this underlines the supraregional appeal of the industry venue.

Visitors were able to obtain information about transport and logistics services, for example at the booths of the market-leading providers DACHSER SE and Finsterwalder Transport und Logistik. In addition, the global market leaders in hazardous materials storage, DENIOS SE and asecos, presented their innovations at the GGS. Linde Material Handling made an appearance with various storage, conveying and handling technology products. In the area of load securing, exhibitors HLash & Rainer and karolit, among others, presented their latest developments.

Highly sought-after specialist programme

The extensive specialist programme provided insights into current topics and created a practice-oriented advanced training offering. Highlights included the DENIOS 2022 Hazardous Substances Day and the information event “Dangerous Goods Regulations 2023 – Outlook and Developments” from the Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. (German Chemical Industry Association).

In addition, the German Dangerous Goods Association (GGVD), the conceptual sponsor of the GGS, organised daily changing lecture blocks on topics of dangerous goods logistics at the “Treffpunkt Gefahrgut” hazardous goods meeting point. In the midst of the trade fair hustle and bustle, exhibitors offered live events for visitors with lectures in the Open Forum and with product demonstrations in the Action Forum.

The next GGS will be held at Leipziger Messe between 22nd and 24th October 2024.