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We thank you for incomparable trade fair days.


FAF - FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE looks back on successful trade fair days - thanks to you, numerous exhibitors and visitors. Be part of FAF again next time and come together with colleagues, partners and customers in Cologne from 24 to 27 March 2026.

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The colourful hustle and bustle at FAF - FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE 2024!


They convinced the jury and won.


"The great commitment and strategic considerations of our federal association, the Bundesverband Ausbau und Fassade and the GHM over the past 24 months have been a success: The halls were full and there were many places to meet people. Our stand in Hall 7 opened up a broad perspective into the future of our trades with the self-presentation of nine painting schools and, above all, with the presentation of the results of our Delphi study ‘Malerhandwerk 2040’ (Painting Trade 2024) which made our stand accordingly well frequented. And not forgetting the super infectious atmosphere."

Guido Müller, President of Bundesverband Farbe Gestaltung Bautenschutz

"The FAF 2024 was very impressive, not least because of its high visitor frequency and the very good atmosphere among the visitors – including at our stand. The highlight here was the four-day qualifying competition of the national team of plasterers for the WorldSkills 2024 in Lyon – a permanent attraction for young trade fair visitors. FAF is the outstanding industry platform for experts, specialists and interested parties from the finishing and façade sector. Anyone who wants to discuss the latest developments simply cannot avoid this trade fair. Our expectation that FAF 2024 would make a significant contribution to strengthening the industry as a whole was more than exceeded.’"

Oliver Heib, Federal Chairman Bundesverband Ausbau und Fassade

"We were amazed and pleasantly surprised by the number of visitors at our stand. We met many, many customers here in Cologne and our stand party was a complete success. Our promotional packages were well received and we can say that FAF was a successful trade fair for Meffert AG!"

Klaus Meffert, CEO of the Meffert AG Farbwerke Group

"From our point of view, the new FAF has been a great success. Our trade fair concept has been well received, as shown by the quantity and quality of the visitors. Another very positive aspect is that a lot of young people came to our stand, school classes for instance – both from the plastering trade and the painting trade. The presence of the national team of plasterers of which we are exclusive sponsor, is therefore perfect. After five years without FAF, there was a great need for dialogue in the community of trades together with the industry. We value this communication platform at regular intervals in order to discuss future topics with each other"

Andreas Gabriel, Head of Public Relations at Knauf Gips KG

"I rate the new edition of FAF as absolutely worthwhile for our company, because we manage to address exactly our target group here. After a five-year break, this is also a great sense of achievement for us internally. I think it's great for us to see people's enthusiasm. We are particularly pleased that our investment in addressing our customers has paid off; we are pleasantly surprised at how many have responded to this call. We were able to acquire many new customers, but also collect our existing customers. These were the goals we had set ourselves and we even exceeded them with the new trade fair’s edition. I am simply delighted that the painters are coming to FAF again. They are not saying: No, we don't need the trade fair, but on the contrary: We feel the urge to have an intensive dialogue about technical products."

Steffen Siebert, Managing Director of Storch Malerwerkzeuge & Profigeräte GmbH

"FAF 2024 is an exciting topic for us. We started with the aim of generating maximum reach at the trade fair and we are more than happy with the output we have achieved here. Just one example: our bags. We somehow managed to crash the FAF in such a way that our bags were seen everywhere throughout the two large exhibition halls and we are asked by our sponsors: Gosh, how did you do that? The two square metres of start-up stand plus presence on the stage plus being out and about with our sponsors simply got us to the point where we were omnipresent here at FAF. What I'm most excited about is that so many young people came and visited us at our tiny stand. It's a great way to get in touch with the next generation of painters and to observe: They really are interested in continuing with the trade, which fills us with pride."

Max Scheffel, Lead Manager, Podcast Host and ‘Foreign Minister’ of HAMSTA GmbH

"This is our first time at FAF. For us, this trade fair was a trial balloon; we wanted to see how our products would be received here and whether we could win customers with our ecological insulation materials. And it was worth it: we were able to make lots of interesting new contacts with painters and plasterers and gather impressions of where other market players in the conventional insulation materials sector are operating."

Meik Moczek, Sales Manager North/West Germany at Steico SE

"We discussed a lot with painters in the run-up to FAF and also generated a few new formats at FAF. For example, the practical demonstration of our Paint Buddy took centre stage by showing how an autonomous spraying robot supports painters in their daily work. This was a complete success for us! Equally very well received was our demo stage, where practical demonstrations of our product innovations could be seen. In panel discussions, relevant topics such as digitalisation and the future of the painting trade were expatiated with other experts. We designed our stand as a ‘meet and greet’ format for networking, socialising and exchanging ideas. I am delighted that we have so many contacts in the industry, which we were able to refresh here in a very concentrated way and that we were able to make new contacts."

Guido Kuphal, Managing Director of Caparol

"I am very proud that our partners responded well to the trade fair and that we personally invited many thousands of visitors with Sto's visitor management. According to the motto 'With climate protection, with partnership, with excellence – together in Cologne', we created a platform at FAF 2024 where painters, plasterers, and industry experts could exchange ideas in a spirit of partnership. Together, we are working on sustainable solutions to actively shape the future of façade design and promote climate protection. Our extensive visitor management also contributed to the success of our trade fair presence: Sto‘s stand party was a real highlight and an outstanding event for our partners, where we could intensify our contacts and celebrate together in a relaxed atmosphere."

Rolf Wohllaib, Head of Marketing Germany at Sto SE & Co KGaA


From interior designers, architects and planners to floor layers - this is where the industry meets. FAF - FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE brings together a large number of experts from various sectors. Use the leading trade fair to make valuable contacts and explore innovative trends and products first.


With the FAF WERKSTATT powered by MEGA Group, visitors were able to try out new products, listen to exciting presentations at the FAF FORUM and network and gather inspiration in a relaxed atmosphere at the numerous informative exhibitor stands. Find out what else the trade fair had to offer here.

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Along with our partners, FAF - FARBE, AUSBAU & FASSADE is not only an indispensable trade fair for pioneering trends and innovations, but also an experience that brings the industry together.

At the ZUKUNFT HANDWERK congress, you can attend numerous presentations that offer solutions to hot topics: How can you promote and retain young talent? How are women promoted in the skilled trades and how can a company become more digital? Find out more about ZUKUNFT HANDWERK here!


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