For the second time VDMA Pumps + Systems and VDMA Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology Association as well as the EFRC (European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors) joined their three forums, the 10th Pump Users International Forum, the third Compressor Users International Forum and the eighth EFRC Conference.

"A very successful event - even more user-oriented and more international than in 2008", said Christoph Singrün, managing director VDMA Pumps + Systems as well as VDMA Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology.

The three forums attracted around 850 participants from 42 countries or five continents. A considerable part of participants, about 30% were users.

Apart from Technical Papers about current topics around pumps, compressor and compressed air/gas systems, this time for the first time vacuum technology also was an official part with two sessions with three papers each.

Moreover there were panel discussions about the optimal compressed air supply in industrial processes and about the extended product approach within the frame of the European Ecodesign directive. The session entitled "Young ProfessionaIs" led to initial informal contacts between the graduates and potential future employers.

During the two days an accompanying technical exhibition took place. More than 70 companies presented the whole range of pump, compressor and vacuum technology on around 70 m2. Meeting points integrated in the exhibition area allowed participants to continue discussing the technical papers and informing themselves of product innovations.