Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017
ISH has once again demonstrated its significance for visitors and exhibitors. 2,482 exhibitors (Germany: 889, international: 1,593) from 61 countries, including all world-market leaders, launched their latest products onto the world market on an area of 260,000 square meters in Frankfurt am Main from March 14 to 18, 2017.
Altogether, 200,114 visitors made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to discover the numerous innovations and the latest trends. At the same time, ISH increased its level of internationality: 64% of exhibitors and 40% of visitors came from outside Germany.
Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt, said, “ISH is growing and becoming increasingly international. The indices are outstanding and the mood in the exhibition halls was excellent. We are extremely pleased with the results of the event.”
The five percent increase in the number of international visitors to 80,045 (from 75,819 in 2015) was underpinned by the position of ISH as the world’s leading trade fair for the sector. The biggest visitor nations were China, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, Austria and Spain.
Top marks were awarded by all participants for the high standard of the fair. In particular, the large number of new contacts made was a source of great satisfaction on the exhibitor side and the overall rating remains on a very high level at over 80 percent. The exhibitors also see the economic outlook in a positive light with 88 percent saying it is satisfactory to good. In the case of German exhibitors, this value was even higher at 93 percent. No less impressive was the level of satisfaction on the visitor side with a potentially record-beating overall rating of 97 percent. Accounting for around a third of all visitors, the sanitation, heating and air-conditioning installation trade represents the biggest group of visitors.
Also very pleased were the spokesmen of the five notional sponsors of ISH: the German Sanitation, Heating and Air-Conditioning Association, the Association of the German Heating Industry, the Association of the German Sanitation Industry, the Building Climate Institute and the German Building Services Technology Association.