PRLog - Dec. 19, 2007 - SCHEESSEL, Germany -- In February and March 2008 the German hotel and restaurant managers are keen on trade fairs. In Hamburg, Stuttgart and Berlin four trade fairs invite them to presentations of innovative hospitality goods and new F&B ideas. According to a study of CHD Expert, for 40 percent of the German hotel and restaurants managers the Internorga in Hamburg is the favoured trade fair. With nearly 1,000 suppliers and over 100,000 visits the Internorga is one of the leading trade fairs in Europe.
CHD chart: Important Trade Fairs for German Hotels and Restaurants
“For foreign suppliers the expansion of the Internorga in Hamburg on the enlarged fairground and the Intergastra in Stuttgart on a completely new large fairground are interesting places to present their innovative ideas to the German Away-from-Home Market,” Rolf W. Schmidt says. Mr Schmidt is CEO European Business Development of the international market research group CHD Expert. “In addition the ITB Supply, a small special show of the world’s largest tourism trade fair ITB in Berlin becomes more and more important for suppliers,” Mr Schmidt points out.
The Internorga in Hamburg (March 7-12, 2008 – www.internorga.com)
The Intergastra in Stuttgart (March 9-13, 2008 – www.intergastra.de)
The special show ITB Supply during ITB fair (March 5-7, 2008 – Halls 7.1a and 7.1b – www.itb-berlin.com)
Also interesting for foreign exhibitors is the trade fair “Gaeste” in Leipzig (November 15-18, 2007 – www.gaeste.de)
Important Trade Fairs for German Hotel and Restaurant Managers
Fair / Date / Number of Exhibitors / Number of Visitors
Internorga Hamburg: March 7-12, 2008/ 976* / 108,459*
Gastro Vision Hamburg: March 7-11, 2008 / 40* / -
Intergastra Stuttgart: February 9-13, 2008 / 728** / 68,240**
ITB Supply (Halls 7.1a/7.1b during ITB fair): March 5-9, 2008 (Trade visitors days: March 5-7, 2008) / 12,879* (ca. 23% Hotels) / 156,206* (108.000 trade visitors)
Anuga Cologne: October 10-14, 2009 / 6,294* / 158,817*
Gäste Leipzig: November 15-18, 2009 / 338* / 19,901*
BioFach Nuremberg: February 21-24, 2008 / 2,547* / 45,469*
Igeho Basel: November 21-25, 2009 / 832* / 78,052*
Host Milan: October 23-27, 2009 / 2,368* / 129,000*
Equip’Hotel Paris: November 15-19, 2008 / 1,292** / 102,802**
* 2007, ** 2006 / Source: Fair Companies, AUMA
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