Want to see the current innovations taking the world of consumer electronics by storm? You better circle the dates for IFA Berlin on your calendar. Consumer electronic professionals might also see this international trade fair as simply IFA or as Internationale Funkausstellung IFA Berlin in its original German. IFA Berlin is poised to celebrate 100 years of history as the very first edition was held in 1924, which means that the trade fair has seen and showcased every major trend within the sector since electricity has become widely available. This legacy firmly cements IFA Berlin as a must-attend trade fair and this is reflected in its size and scope. The product portfolio extends to audio-visual technology, television technology, information technology, data transmission, music electronics, electric household appliances and multimedia.
IFA Berlin occurs on an annual basis with editions taking place in September. Each edition runs a full course of six days and its doors are open to both professional visitors and the general public in Berlin, Germany. The international trade fair takes place at Berlin ExpoCenter City, which also performs double duty as official organiser in partnership with gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH. Working hours at the exhibition grounds is from 10:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon, but are subject to change once the official program is finalised. Berlin ExpoCenter City is one of the best-connected exhibition centres in the world and has been fully integrated into Berlin’s infrastructure. It’s easiest to reach with a car or a taxi, but if you’ve to use public transport, you have your choice between metro, light rail and bus lines.
What Are People Saying?
“We hope that Japan’s Interface with Consideration and Sensibility has inspired IFA visitors to embrace the future and continue on the path of innovation. As the first partner country of IFA NEXT - we look forward to staying in touch with you,” - Keita Nishiyama, Director General of Commerce and Information Policy - Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry;
“We are satisfied with the results of IFA 2019. Accordingly, the household appliance industry is optimistic about the future. This year too, IFA has strengthened its position as the world's significant trade show for home appliances and made a positive contribution to the market development,” - Dr. Reinhard Zinkann, Chairman of the ZVEI;
“As an important driving force for trade and industry and the world's most important platform for consumer electronics and home appliances, IFA 2019 met the high expectations,” - Hans-Joachim Kamp, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IFA organizer gfu Consumer & Home Electronics.
Audience & Statistics
IFA Berlin continues to grow as last edition managed to increase its exhibitors to almost 2000 and because the trade fair is open to both professional visitors and the general public, it currently stands at over 244,000 visitors. That’s quite the achievement and ensures that you as an exhibitor receives all the attention, securing both brand awareness and a high reputation. In terms of the professional visitors, we see key retailers, buyers, and experts from the industry. The high saturation of experts, engineers and innovators is in no small part due to programming highlights like the IFA Keynotes, IFA+ Summit, SHIFT Automotive and IFA Hosted Conferences.
We know what a travelling businessperson needs from their accommodation – the right price. This is what Trade Fair Trips ltd delivers: the most affordable hotel rates during IFA Berlin. It matters not whether you wish to be close to the fairgrounds or seek quiet rooms in the city’s outskirts, we know our way around Berlin, Germany and work with budgets of all sizes. Tell us how much you want to spend on accommodation and we supply you with hotels near Berlin ExpoCenter City in that price range. All you’ve to do then is pick the best fit. Aside from hotel services for IFA Berlin, Trade Fair Trips ltd also supplements your work trip by offering to book meeting facilities or install your exhibition booth for you.
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