More than 220 global players from 74 countries will be at Rematec 2017, the 9th edition of the world’s leading remanufacturing trade show at the Amsterdam RAI from 18-20 June. The organiser says this represents growth of 12% on the 2015 show, with 23% of exhibitors there for the first time. As well as the announcement of the Remanufacturer of the Year 2017, there will also be a new trophy – the Innovation Award. It joins the existing Rematec InnovationLAB in putting the spotlight onto products and services which are specifically aimed at remanufacturers. Another new attraction this year is RAI’s ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions, in which handpicked industry veterans will be available for a casual chat in relaxed surroundings about some of the problems facing small- and medium-size reman businesses. As well as many representatives from the automotive and heavy duty reman sector, Rematec 2017 sees expansion into new areas including marine, aviation, agriculture, medical and IT on both the exhibition stands and in presentations as part of a full speaker programme in the ReMaTec Theatre. RAI suggests there may even be an additive manufacturing demonstration which features a military tank – proving that there are no limits to the areas in which remanufacturing can make a real difference.