The organizers UNITI expo, a leading trade fair for the retail petroleum sector in Europe, are planning to further refine the trade fair’s successful formula for the next UNITI expo, scheduled to take place from 14 to 16 June 2016 in Stuttgart, and tailor it even better to the needs of its target audience.

UNITI expo will move to Halls 1 and 3 in the north wing of the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre in 2016. According to the organizers, this will increase the available exhibition space by 5,000 sqm (54,000 sq ft) to 30,000 sqm (325,000 sq ft). At 20,000 sqm (220,000 sq ft), Hall 1 is the largest hall in the Exhibition Centre. By using this hall, the intention is to keep the trade fair compact and the routes through it short, despite the larger total exhibition space. This space will be divided into themed areas in order to give visitors a better overview of everything on offer.

Organisers of the UNITI expo encourage companies from key regions, such as the North America, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, to take part in the 2016 event. UNITI expo offers exhibitors and attendees educational seminars and a compact three-day expo format that focuses on key product areas within the retail petroleum section. Attendees of the 2014 UNITI expo included oil companies, fuel retailers, forecourt and carwash operators, as well as distributors, importers, service and construction companies related to the petroleum retail and convenience store industry.

In response to a common suggestion for improvement made by visitors and exhibitors at UNITI expo 2014, the presentation rooms will be integrated directly into the themed areas across the exhibition halls. This will significantly reduce the walking distance to seminars and presentations which can be attended free of charge.

The organisers announced that an exhibition party complete with dinner and entertainment will take place on the first evening of UNITI expo. Unlike the exhibitor evening in 2014, exhibitors will be able to invite not only their teams but also visitors to attend.

Elmar Kühn, CEO of UNITI-Kraftstoff GmbH, expressed his confidence that UNITI expo 2016 would meet the needs of the industry better than ever thanks to the planned changes: “Based on the experience we have gained and valuable feedback from exhibitors and visitors, we have refined the UNITI expo concept and are convinced that we can build on the success of 2014 and increase the appeal of the 2016 event even more. As a result, UNITI expo 2016 will provide the ideal setting to network, exchange ideas with other experts and discuss exciting projects.”