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- Consumer goods, Engineering, Air conditioning, Refrigeration, Architecture, Bathrooms, Building materials, Air-conditioning, Renewable energies
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The ISH trade show returns to Frankfurt in mid-March, a must-attend event for bathroom, building, energy, air-conditioning and renewable energies industries. If you are planning to attend, don't miss our interview with the director of ISH Brand Management, Stefan Seitz, who talk us about all the novelties and trends that have to come.
ISH Frankfurt combines different product segments with water, installation technology and energy. What kind of services will we find in each segment?
The ISH Water section focusses on sustainable sanitation solutions and innovative bathroom design under this year’s top themes, ‘Bathrooms for People’ and ‘Technology for People’, which thematise various aspects such as design, health, wellness and comfort, as well as resource conservation and drinking-water hygiene. In this section, exhibitors present sustainable, design-oriented bathroom solutions, especially the latest design developments and modern, environmentally-friendly technology appropriate to the needs of today’s consumers.
In the ISH Energy and Aircontec section, everything revolves around energy efficiency and comfort in buildings. The decisive trends are in the field of efficient, future-oriented technologies and intelligent building-services technology. Visitors come to ISH to discover the complete spectrum of innovative building-automation systems.
What do you think that makes ISH different from other similar shows?
In principle, ISH is unrivalled in terms of concept. The basis for this leading position is, without doubt, the idea of linking the two sections, ISH Water and ISH Energy, which is unparalleled worldwide. From sustainable sanitation solutions, via innovative bathroom design and energy-efficient heating technologies in combination with renewable energies, to environmentally-friendly refrigeration and ventilation technology, the range of products and services at ISH covers all aspects of future-oriented building solutions in terms of both breadth and depth.
Thus, it is ‘the’ decisive platform when it comes to innovations and trends for future-oriented buildings. For this, ISH offers what is certainly the most extensive and wide-ranging spectrum of products to be found anywhere in the world. Hence, visitors can be sure of finding all national and international top brands at the same time and place in Frankfurt whereby ISH plays a leading global role because it is by far the most international meeting place for the sector worldwide – 65 percent of exhibitors and 40 percent of visitors come from abroad. And the trend continues upwards.
This year, Turkey will be the partner country. How does this collaboration contribute to the event?
The decision to invite Turkey to be the ISH Partner Country 2017 was taken unanimously by the organiser, Messe Frankfurt, and the conceptual partners of the trade fair at the end of June 2015. With this decision, we took account of the growing participation of Turkey in ISH on both the exhibitor and visitor sides. Five percent of Turkish exports come from the sanitation, heating and air-conditioning sector. Moreover, Turkey is the world’s fifth-biggest exporter of ceramic sanitary products.
The international desire to achieve climate targets and the strategic significance of energy autarky are only two of the reasons for a strong market. Moreover, Turkey is the third-biggest exhibitor nation after Germany and Italy. 140 Turkish exhibitors, an increase of 35 percent compared to the last fair, have registered for 2017.
What other novelties will we find on the show floor?
The motto of ISH 2017 is ‘Water. Energy. Life.’, which shows clearly where the focus of the world’s biggest trade fair for the association of water and energy is and, in particular, what the keystones of the fair are. With this broad spectrum of future-oriented building-services technologies, the biennial event offers solutions for current political and economic issues.
Additionally, we have expanded our popular complementary programme of events to include some more attractions such as the new ‘Bathroom Workshop – We present the future’ special show, which illustrates vividly and practically the future of the bathroom installation trade and the advantages of prefabrication for the bathroom process. On each day of the fair, a complete bathroom will be built from pre-fabricated installation systems, including cladding with tiles, and surface-mounted products installed.
We've been talking to Stefan Seitz, ISH Brand manager, to know more about the world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology and renewable energies.
How long have you worked in ISH Frankfurt?
I have been the ISH Brand Manager at Messe Frankfurt since January 2012. In addition to being Director of the world’s leading trade fair for the sector, ISH in Frankfurt, I am responsible for the systematic expansion of this trade-fair brand in economically expanding regions of the world. I am also in charge of the existing ISH events, ISH China & CIHE, which is held annually in Beijing, and ISH Shanghai & CIHE, which is held annually in Shanghai. I have been with Messe Frankfurt since 2002, the whole time with the ISH team.
Tell us a little about how the Fair changed along the last editions.
Over the 50 successful years since ISH was launched, the level of internationality on both the exhibitor and visitor sides has grown continuously. Moreover, non-residential buildings – in addition to classic residential buildings – and, therefore, the target group of planners, project decision makers and the real-estate business, have become increasingly important. The fair also reflects current developments, such as those taking place in relation to the subject of energy efficiency. For example, the expansion of renewable energy has had a major impact on exhibitors in the ISH Energy sector while there is an increasing number of exhibitors with water-saving products to be found in the ISH Water section. In other words, ISH takes up many trends and future-oriented subjects.
What's new for the next edition?
We endeavour, of course, to optimise the spectrum of products and services for our visitors. And we have been successful in this for ISH 2015, too. Thus, in view of the greater demand for space at ‘The Bathroom Experience’, we have added more space by opening the ‘Forum’ building at ISH 2015. Additionally, we are introducing the Partner Country concept next year and, in cooperation with our conceptual partners, have decided that Poland should be our first Partner Country. On the one hand, this decision takes account of the decades-long German-Polish friendship. On the other hand, the current efforts of the Polish and German governments with regard to the European energy union demonstrate the importance of energy policy and independent raw-material procurement. This can only be achieved through the use of renewable energies and the latest technologies with a high degree of energy efficiency. Thus, as the world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology and renewable energies, ISH is a particularly good platform for Polish companies to offer their sustainable technologies to an audience of German and international visitors.
What is the exhibitor's profile?
ISH has four main product segments: The Bathroom Experience, The World of Installation Technology, Air-conditioning, Cooling and Ventilation Technology (Aircontec) and Building Services and Energy Technology with Renewable Energies.
Reasons to exhibit at ISH Frankfurt?
ISH is the world’s biggest and most important innovation forum for the sanitation, heating and air-conditioning sector. Many companies time the development of their new products so they can be launched at ISH. Anyone wanting to get ahead in the sector must be represented at ISH, a fair that is distinguished, in particular, by the high degree of internationality on both the exhibitor and visitor sides.
What is the visitors profile?
ISH is the top event for decision makers from the sanitation, heating and air-conditioning installation trade, the industry, the wholesale trade, the service sector (planners, engineers, architects) and the real-estate and housing business whereby the largest number of visitors to the fair come from the installation trade .
And on the same way, can you give me 3 reasons of why should I choose to visit this trade show?
As a visitor, you will encounter all market and technology leaders from inside and outside Germany at the same time and place. But that’s not all. They use ISH to launch their new products onto the world market. By this, I mean market-ready products – not visions or concepts. The approximately 2,400 exhibitors come from 56 countries – significantly more than half of them from outside Germany. This alone shows how international ISH is. At no other fair in the world will visitors find such an extensive, interdisciplinary range of products at such a high international level.
What is the top 5 trade shows of this sector in Europe? And around the world?
To be honest, I can hardly think of any because the ISH concept is unique. Without doubt, the foundation for this leading role is the unrivalled idea for linking two sectors: ISH Water and ISH Energy. No matter what your interest is, e.g., sustainable sanitation solutions, innovative bathroom design, energy-efficient heating technologies combined with renewable energies or environmentally-friendly air-conditioning, cooling and ventilation technology, the vast horizontal and vertical range to be found at ISH covers all aspects of future-oriented building solutions. Hence, it is ‘the’ decisive platform when it comes to innovations and trends for future-oriented buildings. The product spectrum on show at ISH is certainly the most extensive of any event worldwide. Visitors to ISH in Frankfurt can be sure of finding all national and international top brands at the same time and place.
Naturally, there are some fairs that touch on certain parts of the spectrum covered by ISH and focus on segments, such as the bathroom and sanitation or heating, air-conditioning and ventilation technology. These events are, however, not comparable with the ISH in terms of the range of products and services on show.
For the field of heating, air-conditioning and ventilation technology, for example, the annual ISH China & CIHE in Beijing is the leading event for the Asia region.
How have you adapted ISH Frankfurt to the social networks and digital media irruption?
ISH is represented in many of the social networks of importance to us, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, google+ and YouTube. Additionally, we will once again offer a special app for ISH 2015, which will help visitors find their way around the fair.
Statistic data from the last 3 editions:
National Exhibitors: 1,042 (2009), 1,063 (2011), 1,017 (2013)
International Exhibitors: 1,285 (2009), 1,319 (2011), 1,419 (2013)
National visitors: 142,651 (2009), 132,667 (2011), 123,594 (2013)
International Visitors: 58,144 (2009), 70,743 (2011), 63,985 (2013)
With a half-century of success story, ISH Trade Fair is the optimum combination of water and energy. An indispensable appointment to show the latest in renewable energies or innovative and efficient responsibly bath design.
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Putting the spotlight on the world’s biggest exhibition for the combination of water and energy supplies, it has to be ISH Frankfurt. Undeniably revealed to be the most effective and interactive platform there is for this sector, it rounds up a groundbreaking 187,579 trade professionals from around the world. If you are in this industry, let your company do the talking to and book your stand at this star event.
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