As it Closes, IFA 2017 Reports Record Numbers and Industry Engagement
According to organizers, IFA 2017 attracted more than 253,000 visitors to the Messe Berlin campus during the show’s six days. There, those visitors—which includes industry professionals and the general public—had the opportunity to get up close with products from 1,805 exhibitors who occupied the entire 159,000 square meters (1.7 million square feet) available.
Proving it’s crucial positioning for the retail industry as the only major consumer tech buying show during the run-up to the holiday shopping season, IFA once again reported tremendous figures on the business side of things. During the six days that exhibitors and the retail community had to sit down and discuss business, IFA said there was an expected order volume of 4.7 billion euro ($5.6 billion USD).
“IFA is and remains the ideal meeting place and market place for trade and industry," Hans-Joachim Kamp, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the IFA organizer, gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH, said in a statement.