Ambiente 2017 Closes Another Successful Market
February 16, 2017,
FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- Within five energy-charged days, 142,000 buyers from 154 countries (2016: 135,988 from 142 countries) made their way to Frankfurt for Ambiente, a consumer-goods fair—an increase of almost 4 percent. There, 4,454 exhibitors from 96 countries (2016: 4,386 from 95 countries), presented the latest trends and innovations on more than 3 million square feet (gross) in 27 exhibition halls.
Top German and international decision makers were also better represented than in 2016, and this ensured good export business and a positive atmosphere in the halls. The top ten visitor nations after Germany were Italy, China, France, USA, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea and Turkey. Over 3,000 visitors came to Frankfurt from the United Kingdom, this year’s Ambiente Partner Country, an increase of around 200 over last year. There was also above-average growth in the number of visitors from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as the USA, Canada, Australia, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and South American nations, such as Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
Parallel to this, there was a significant upsurge in the number of visitors from Germany. “Ambiente, the leading international consumer-goods trade fair, is also the number one for the German retail trade. Covering the dining, living, and giving sectors, Ambiente is the professional venue for numerous German retail outlets where they order large parts of their assortment. The trade had the opportunity to discover the main trends and order the latest products,” said Thomas Grothkopp, Director General of the German Home and Office Association (Bundesverband Wohnen und Büro e.V. – BWB). And this was underscored by an unchanged high level of satisfaction revealed by the visitor poll: 95 percent said they were satisfied with the fair.
Next year, Ambiente will spotlight Dutch design and take place from 9 to 13 February 2018.
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