Early in the year, Messe Düsseldorf is reporting record numbers taking part in ‘wire/Tube 2024’. Some 2,300 exhibitors will be presenting their new ideas in an area of over 118,000m² net. The industry is looking eagerly ahead to events from 15 to 19 April. In this pre-fair edition, WIRE begins with a report on the exhibits that trade visitors can expect in Düsseldorf. The main ‘wire’ trade fair handbook that comes out on 25 March will then contain a bundle of further initial reports from the exhibitors. WIRE magazine will be on show at ‘wire’ with its own stand in hall 9, booth C 03.