Become an exhibitor at RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE (RATL)

Use RATL to meet the decision-makers (90 % trade visitors, 3/4 of whom with investment authority) of your focus target groups from medium-sized civil engineering, demolition and landscaping companies as well as waste disposal specialists in one place.

The unique demonstration conditions of the exhibition grounds provide you with the ideal setting for intensive product consultation directly on the equipment. By participating in professionally staged live demo formats, you generate another touch point for your trade fair presence and thus additional attention. Both imply a faster buying process for your customers!

Focus on your customer approach in your trade fair preparation! The overall participation concept generated by our company - including stand space, live demonstration formats, product placements and material handling - at an excellent price-performance ratio guarantees time and monetary resource savings with a profitable effect for your participation goals.

Find all options and conditions in the further course or in the brochure for exhibitors 2025.

Deeper technology. Stronger community. Bigger experience!

Deeper technology.

Deeper technology.

RATL's dynamic environment is the perfect stage for showcasing your machinery and technology. The special demonstration flair lets visitors see your latest systems for all areas associated with recycling valuable materials, civil engineering, infrastructure construction, gardening and landscaping live and up close!

Stronger community.

Stronger community.

RATL ist all about personal connections. As well as a place to demonstrate your products, it is also where industry experts come to meet and share experiences. RATL brings people together, providing an atmospheric space for new partnerships that drive the construction and recycling industries forward.

Bigger experience!

Bigger experience!

With over 50 shows and non-stop live demonstrations at the stands, RATL lives up to its promise and delivers a unique experience as THE Demonstration Trade Fair. A series of complementary show formats at the demonstration building sites and special theme areas, along with free material handling, let you bring your customer engagement to life.

As simple as possible
As simple as possible

In addition to a clearly structured outdoor exhibition area "Peter-Gross-Bau Areal" and perfect exhibition and demonstration conditions, Messe Karlsruhe offers its demo exhibitors a complete logistical handling of all material handling. Our competent service staff is at your side with advice and action when it comes to your perfect trade fair appearance. Use our convenient complete stand offers with all inclusive services that you need for a trade fair participation or let us advise you individually.

Invitation to visit the trade fair free of charge
Invitation to visit the trade fair free of charge

We pave the way for you to have the opportunity to exchange ideas directly with a large number of your customers by offering you ALL invitations for customers and business partners without charge!

High visibility
High visibility

In addition to the extensive demonstration options on our own stand space, special areas and show formats offer additional space to present your machines and technologies in direct comparison to the participants of the demo trade fair - for example in practice-oriented live demonstrations. In addition, subject-specific guided tours several times a day with professional moderation provide an excellent stage for presenting your products.

Demonstration on a whole new scale
Demonstration on a whole new scale

On the RATL outdoor exhibition area "Peter-Gross-Bau Areal", no stone has been left unturned. After a year of construction, 53,000 m³ of excavated earth, 38,000 m³ of newly installed RC material, 1,000 truck loads of topsoil and turf, and 3 km of channels for surface drainage, the 90,000 m² of outdoor exhibition space at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre offers the perfect conditions for a truly incredible outdoor exhibition experience.

Meet your targe group
Meet your targe group

At the trade fair RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE you can meet the target group of the waste disposal and recycling industry and at the same time the road and civil engineering industry. The RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE with around 90 % trade visitors, of whom over 3/4 are decision-makers, offers you ample potential for consolidating existing business relationships, establishing new contacts and exchanging ideas directly with market players.

More action, more technology, more demonstration!
More action, more technology, more demonstration!

Experience machine technology live: Do your devices, machines and vehicles prove their skills, especially in action? Then you are exactly right at RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE! Use the opportunity to put your product highlights into operation directly on your stand space and thus make it possible for your customers to experience the technical advantages of these up close. The open-air exhibition areas feature realistic ground conditions.

Meet your target group at RATL!

Why are 88% of the exhibitors so satisfied with the quality of the trade fair visitors?

Among other things, the fact that at RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE you will meet a qualified specialist audience from the unique mix of topics of recycling and civil engineering on three trade fair days. At RATL 2023, a total of around 10,000 visitors attended.

Please find out many more reasons below!

Share of trade visitors
Return visit & recommendation
Location within Germany
Industries of visitors

Voices from the industry

Marc Kallies, Branch Manager, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH

Marc Kallies

Branch Manager, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH

What we like most about RATL is the quality of the discussions. The atmosphere at the event is relaxed, but still extremely professional. Here we can really focus on our customers and their needs.

Stefan Siefken, Sales Representative, Eggersmann GmbH

Stefan Siefken

Sales Representative, Eggersmann GmbH

RATL is an outstanding exhibition that gives the industry exactly what it needs. We also meet international customers here from Switzerland, France and Austria, who make decisions on site at the event.

Nicole Ziesak, Hans Meyer AG

Nicole Ziesak

Hans Meyer AG

The trade fair is extremely interesting and well organised. The demonstrations in particular are really exciting. Being able to see how the machines work, instead of just hearing about it in theory, makes a big difference.

Site overview

OUTDOOR EXHIBITION AREA "Peter-Gross-Bau Areal": upgraded surface

The refurbished surface with drainage system is just one of the benefits that exhibitors in the outdoor exhibition area can look forward to at the fifth edition of RATL at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. 12 km of underground construction and 30 km of power cables ensure reliable water and electricity supply, as well as wifi coverage. As RATL prioritises demonstration over presentation, the outdoor exhibition area "Peter-Gross-Bau Areal" will continue to give exhibitors who want to demonstrate their products the chance to showcase their machinery live in a trench depth of up to 1.20 m (deeper on request).


In the indoor exhibition area, we are continuing the layout plan that proved successful in past years. This revolves around a “fast lane” that leads visitors past the indoor stands on their way to the outdoor exhibition area "Peter-Gross-Bau Areal". As a result, the indoor exhibition area remains largely unaffected by the new outdoor structure.


1. Presentation forms

Choose the participation concept that best suits your objectives:

In the outdoor exhibition area "Peter-Gross-Bau Areal", you have the choice between a static or a demonstration stand area. You can also book a stand space in the indoor exhibition area.

"Demonstration" outdoor stand space

Live and up close! Are your machines, systems and attachments at their most impressive in live operation? Then choose the demonstration presentation format and benefit from the most attractive pricing model.

Static presentation area, examle Wacker Neuson

"Static" outdoor stand space

Show off your product! This static format is ideal for showcasing your systems and machinery.

Hall area

Indoor stand space

"Fast lane" to outdoor area: Position your products on the main walkway to the outdoor exhibition area "Peter-Gross-Bau Areal" and make your brand the centre of attention. Everyone will see you!

2. Prices and conditions

Below you will find an overview of the applicable conditions for participating in the RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE 2025.

Prices & conditions of the RATL 2025

3. Showcase your brand

Are you looking for additional visibility at the exhibition grounds of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre to round off your trade fair presentation perfectly?

This can include classic sponsoring, product placement or participation in one of the special theme areas or demonstration building sites. Interest aroused? Then let's get started!

Live demonstration formats

Overview live demonstration formats

Key info on demonstrations

  • 2-3 demonstrations per day, each lasting around 30-40 minutes
  • Max. 2 exhibits per participant
  • Approx. 3-5 minutes of presentation time per participant (depending on the number of registered exhibits)
  • All necessary infrastructure provided – individually adapted to the demo format (e.g. steel panels, power supply, roll‑off containers)
  • Free material for demonstration purposes (incl. old wood, cuttings, construction waste, rubble, mixed scrap and soil)
  • Machine operators: either your own staff or apprentices from local construction/recycling firms

Key info on your presentation

  • Short interviews between the presenter and your product specialist alongside the demonstration (focus on the product, rather than the company)
  • Moderation form in advance: coordination of the questions you would like to answer, bearing product focus in mind
  • Moderation language: German

Product Placement and sponsoring

Use the well-positioned and coordinated advertising spaces across the grounds of RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE 2025 to draw attention to your brand or specific core message. If your product is impressive enough to speak for itself, our prominent product placement areas will perfectly showcase your machines and devices!

Product Placement at the main entrance of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre

Product Placement

  • Main entrance and VIP parking: € 2,800
  • Events Hall: € 1,750
  • Transition to outdoor exhibition area: € 3,800

Advertisement in on-site event guide

Adverts/logo displays

Logo integration on Print@Home ticket for visitors: € 400

Advertising (banners, content) in newsletter for visitors: Price upon request

Sponsoring on display

Customised sponsoring package

Get in touch! Together with you, we can create the ideal sponsoring package for your needs, or offer you one of our ready-made sponsoring packages incl. pricing.

Price upon request

FKM certification


FKM, the Society for the Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics, was founded in 1965. It made the comparability and reliability of trade-fair statistics one of its basic principles right from the start.

The FKM developed standardised rules for the collection of exhibitor, space and visitor statistics as well as for visitor profiles. Compliance with the rules are monitored by a professional auditor. After all, proper planning for exhibitors and visitors is only possible if they can be certain that existing data has been collected over time and in comparison with other trade fairs according to standard definitions.

Each year almost 70 organizers of some 300 trade fairs and exhibitions are subject to audits by FKM. RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLAIVE 2022 was also assessed by FKM.

For additional information, please see the FKM homepage.

Your contacts

Portrait Olivia Hogenmüller
Project Management
Olivia Hogenmüller
Team Lead
T: +49 (0) 721 3720 5096
F: +49 (0) 721 3720 99 5096
Portrait Laura Weber
Project Management
Laura Weber
Project Manager
T: +49 (0) 721 3720 5112
F: +49 (0) 721 3720 99 5112
Portrait Luisa Roth
Project Management
Luisa Roth
Junior Project Manager
T: +49 (0) 721 3720 5129
F: +49 (0) 721 3720 99 5129
Portrait Dario Heck
Dario Heck
Senior Sales Manager
T: +49 (0) 721 3720 5186
F: +49 (0) 721 3720 99 5186