This year, the 42nd Inhorgenta Munich has shown again that it is an important order and communication platform for manufacturers and specialist dealers. 1,055 exhibitors from 40 countries presented their new products in the period from 20 to 23 February. Many of them expressed how extremely satisfied they were with the course of the trade show and praised the high quality of the trade visitors and the good level of orders. As for example Frank Maier, Managing Director at Leo Wittwer, who states: “We have had a very good frequency of international trade visitors and good sales in Hall B2.”
Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe München GmbH, is also very satisfied: “Despite the tense situation in the industry, the trade show was characterized by a very positive mood. The numerous orders that were placed show that Inhorgenta Munich continues to be the most important platform for good business.”
Albert Ruppenthal, Managing Director of Ruppenthal, joins in on this opinion: “We are delighted about the high-quality trade audience which is even better than in the past years. You really do not have to force anybody; the people are prepared to buy.”
The majority of the 233 new exhibitors announced already during the trade show that they would participate again in the 2016. In total, over 26,000 visitors from more than 75 countries came to Munich in order to gather information about new products, trends and developments of the industry. About one third of the visitors travelled to Munich from abroad. The most strongly represented countries (in the following sequence) were, among others, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The visitors’ satisfaction is also reflected in the results of the survey conducted by the trade show market research institute Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung: 94 percent of the respondents rated Inhorgenta Munich as excellent, very good or good. Primarily the atmosphere in the halls and the high-quality ambiance were unanimously given a very good evaluation by the visitors of the trade show.
In addition, Inhorgenta Munich has given fresh impetus to the industry with the Inspiration Lab, which has taken place for the second time this year. Besides the focal subject ‘Made in Germany’, a further focus was on wearable technologies, intelligent jewellery objects and watches as well as interactive fashion and accessories.
The Smartwatch Forum and the Seminar Program presented the watch of the future. In addition, the latest developments of the 3D printing technology as well as one of the first 3D body scanners worldwide were presented.
As at previous editions, the trade show offered a springboard for many young international artists and young talented designers in Hall C2, where they had the occasion to present their collections to a wide audience.
The next Inhorgenta Munich will be held from 12 to 15 February 2016 at the exhibition grounds of Messe München.