IFA 2007 – BERLIN. After the first days, the interim assessment of the IFA 2007 by the organizers, gfu and Messe Berlin, is positive. “We are thoroughly satisfied with the IFA over the first few days,” announced Dr. Rainer Hecker, chairman of the Supervisory Board of the gfu, at the half-way stage of the 47th IFA being held in Berlin.
Dr. Christian Göke, COO of Messe Berlin, summed up by saying: “During the first three days over 100,000 people attended what is one of the world’s largest events for the CE industry in Berlin. Judging by the reaction of trade visitors to the products from the consumer electronics industry exhibitors can confidently expect full order books.” This has already been confirmed by many exhibitors, who have reported particularly keen interest in the areas serving the needs of dealers and the general public.
Hans-Joachim Kamp, chairman of the Consumer Electronics trade association in the ZVEI and a member of the Supervisory Board of the gfu, added: “The IFA has now become the leading trade show for the CE industry. This is reflected not only by the number of exhibitors, which breaks all existing records, but equally by the rented display area of some 104,000 square metres, and the expected volume of orders totalling around €2.6 billion.”
Please look below for a short video impression of IFA 2007 courtesy of Reuters.