American Machinist

For E. Germany, a new machine show.

For E. Germany, a new machine show

BONN, GERMANY-FALLEN from socialist-era prominence as Comecon's premier metalworking-machine showcase, Leipzig's decaying fairgrounds are battling to remain a machine-tool display center for the poorer eastern region of reunited Germany.

A freshly reorganized, western-led fair management has won vital support from the Gentian machine-tool builders' association (VDW). VDW now plans to launch a new metalworking fair in Leipzig late next year. This aids Leipzig's plans to phase out the cluttered, twice-yearly general industry shows of the past, focusing instead on efficient, specialist exhibitions.

The October 6-10, 1992 "MEBA" show will be repeated every two years between Europe's major international, the biennial EMO. …

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