2-5 June 2016 Düsseldorf, Germany
Int. consumer fair & art exhibition for sustainable lifestyle and innovation
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    Ground-breaking innovation

    We engage with businesses where innovation is the driving force

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    © Natrufied Architecture

    Envision a future we all dream of

    Meet high-quality brands, artists, designers and innovators

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  • © Lutz Höstermann
    © Lutz Höstermann

    Art exhibition Planet B

    We deal with the nature of art, beauty and taste

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  • © Zak Noyle
    © Zak Noyle

    Take responsibility for your actions

    Join the movement

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  • © Carolin Schulze
    © Carolin Schulze

    3D Food Printing

    Alternative ingredients for tasty products

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Sustainica 2016

International consumer fair & art exhibition for sustainable lifestyle and innovation

Sustainica 2016 envisions the future we all dream of. Breakthrough innovations and future trends on mobility, fashion, food, technology, art and much more – brought to you by artists, designers, innovators and high-quality brands.

The Sustainica Fair invites national and international businesses, creative- and cultural industries to join this cutting-edge platform that focuses on sustainability and innovation. From June 2 to June 5 2016 businesses showcase innovative solutions for sustainable living and consumption at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.

Planet B

The contemporary art exhibition Planet B, curated by the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, runs from 2 June till 21 August 2016. Artists, designers and innovators showcase exciting artwork linked to the different layers of sustainability. The partnership between Sustainica & Planet B allows the visitor to enjoy a unique experience of innovation and creativity, combined with the aesthetic qualities of contemporary art.

The 1st edition of the Sustainica Fair takes place from June 2 to June 5 2016 at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf.


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The NRW-Forum (1926) is an exhibition and events house in Düsseldorf. It is located north of the Old Town (Altstadt) between the Rhine and the Düsseldorf Hofgarten.

The museum stages alternating exhibitions geared towards the aesthetic, social and economical phenomena of our time. It is devoted to the most diverse areas of our culture, such as the applied arts, design, advertising, architecture, photography, video, technology and fashion.

With 2,000 square meters of fair and exhibition space, a beautiful grand terrace, its high ceilings and excellent hospitality, Sustainica & Planet B takes place in a distinctive environment, where business, art and visitors meet in an atmospheric setting.

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© NRW-Forum, Andreas Kuschner

The organiser

The Sustainable Lifestyle Initiative is a social enterprise focussed on sustainable lifestyle and consumption. It was established in 2014 for the purpose of organising a cutting-edge consumer fair.

Today, we are proud to present you the concept of the first edition of Sustainica in partnership with the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. Sustainica is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (Partner of the 10YFP), Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production and the City of Düsseldorf.

Vasco Bontje is founder of the Sustainable Lifestyle Initiative and together with project partners, businesses, artists, a team of dedicated freelancers and experts he’s committed to make a positive impact on society. Background stories and news related to the initiative can be found at www.slinitiative.org.

Mission & Vision

Our mission

We demonstrate sustainable living and consumption for the benefit of our society by organising cutting-edge exhibitions.

Our vision

We envision a society that actively dictates that consumer products must align with sustainable development and where companies and organisations take full responsibility for their actions.

Expert Panel

An independent panel of multi-disciplinary sustainability experts act as mentors. Each panel member is a subject specialist in its own field and supports us in the validation of the businesses who would like to take part in the Sustainica Fair.

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