Messe Düsseldorf : MDNA and AUVSI take off to...
Messe Düsseldorf

MDNA and AUVSI take off together

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The Messe Düsseldorf Group and the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will further develop XPONENTIAL jointly as of 2023: The US subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) has acquired 60 percent of the shares in the trademark rights of the world's leading trade show for uncrewed systems, giving it access to a promising sector with enormous potential for growth.

MDNA's partner is AUVSI in Washington, D.C., the world's largest association for the advancement of autonomous systems and robotics. The association is composed of more than 350 member companies from 60 countries and represents more than 5,000 members.
„We enter promising markets of the future. “
Wolfram N. Diener, president and CEO, Messe Düsseldorf
A key meeting place for the industry, the association and its members is XPONENTIAL, the world's leading trade show and conference for uncrewed and autonomous systems across ground, maritime and air domains, which is held annually, alternating between different cities in the USA. "With this strategic investment, we are underlining the demands we put on ourselves to further develop our portfolio in the interests of our customers and to enter promising markets of the future", says Wolfram N. Diener, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, about the upcoming partnership.

Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, sounded the following congratulatory note: "The announcement of this partnership represents a win for AUVSI members and the uncrewed systems industry at large, and is a fitting turning point for our association as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. With the Messe Düsseldorf Group's international reach and trade show expertise, XPONENTIAL will continue its namesake trajectory, cementing its status as the must-attend event of the year." The trade fair has so far occupied an exhibition area of more than 10,000 sqm. Together with a conference, it attracts more than 8,000 attendees. The first joint event will be held in Denver in 2023.