IFA expects growth in visitors

In Industry News On
- Updated

Despite the tough economic conditions being experienced in the UK and across Europe, the annual IFA consumer electronics show is expected to grow in both exhibition scale and number of visitors, according to the IFA’s Executive Director, Jens Heithecker.

“It’s a surprise that despite the landscape in the market, we will grow again this year,” said Jens Heithecker in an interview with reporters at the IFA Global Press Conference on Sunday. “If you look inside the show, it’s not an easy growth. We have some exhibitors that are going out of market and some are getting smaller because they are under heavy pressure. But still, different exhibitors will have a lot of different shapes.”

Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Operating Officer of Messe Berlin, said earlier at the IFA Global Press Conference that there will be more product premieres than ever before at the five-day IFA starting 6th September 2013 in Berlin with over 1,000 taking place last year. The number of visitors is also expected to grow 1.5 percent this year compared to 2012.

Last year’s IFA drew 142,300 visitors from around the world, up 7 percent from the previous year, and the number of exhibiting companies totalled 1,439.

You may also read!

How to heat the home office efficiently this winter

 Working from home might seem like the ideal situation but with spiralling fuel costs and the prospect of heating


New website & PIM System to boost sales for Sirius Members

Sirius, major buying group in the electrical appliance and kitchen retail sectors is delighted to launch its PIM (Product


Celebrating 25 Years of TVD Group

September 2021 marked the month that the TVD Group turned 25 and what a fantastic milestone this is. Founded


Mobile Sliding Menu

©2021 Innovative Electrical Retailing. Datateam Business Media Limited. All rights reserved.
Registered in England No: 1771113. VAT No: 834 8567 90.
Registered Office: 15a London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY