Although aquanale 2021 is not due to open for around another 15 months, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool and Ambience is already registering numerous enquiries from the industry concerning participation. The sector’s clear commitment to aquanale and to Cologne as a location underlines the importance of the trade fair as an indispensable hub for business, networking and communication. “In the last 10 years, aquanale has become a global industry gathering – with a strong concept, strong content and, above all, strong, dedicated partners. The event’s co-location with FSB – International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities is unique worldwide, creating additional synergies to the advantage of all participants,” so says Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse. As Bert Granderath, Vice President of the German Federal Association for Swimming Pools and Wellness (bsw), points out: “Koelnmesse has, first and foremost, proven to be a reliable partner that bases its decisions on the interests of the exhibitors and believes in fair play.” Dr. Stefan Kannewischer, President of the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) and a figure actively involved in issues relating to the construction of public swimming pools, also regards aquanale as the sector’s leading trade fair event: “Global challenges call for concepts that are suitable for international application. For operators and planners, Cologne is a source of wide-ranging ideas for the future of pool management.” As a leading platform, the aquanale event scheduled for 26 to 29 October 2021 will play a key role in the post-coronavirus era. In Cologne, solutions and trends for a successful future will be presented, commercial relationships strengthened and ground prepared for the establishment of new business at an international level.
With over a year to go before the trade fair’s gates open, well-known industry players have already announced that they will be taking part in aquanale 2021: Behncke, Binder, Bünger & Frese, grando, G. Eichenwald, G quadrat, Herget, hobby-pool-technologies, Hugo Lahme, Meranus, Peraqua, Renolit, Rollo Solar, Schmalenberger, sopra, Speck Pumpen, swimroll, Whirlcare, WIBRE, Zodiac Pool Deutschland/Fluidra. In addition, Koelnmesse has received numerous enquiries from companies in Germany and abroad about booking stand areas or increasing the level of their participation. “The association is fully supportive of aquanale,” says Ute Wanschura, CEO of bsw.
Next October 2021, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience will occupy Halls 7 and 8. aquanale will include the topics of private swimming pools, public pool construction, swimming pool technology, saunas and spas (both public and private) and green living. aquanale 2021 aims to build on its outstanding results from last November: The 2019 event yet again achieved further impressive growth in its international reach and a further improvement in quality on both the supply and demand sides. Nearly 28,000 visitors from 128 countries attended to find out about the range of services offered by the 281 exhibiting companies from 31 countries.
In collaboration with the German Association for Swimming Pools and Wellness (bsw), which acts as aquanale’s conceptual sponsor, and IAKS, the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities, which focuses primarily on operator and architectural issues, another stimulating and informative event programme is being prepared for the International Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum in 2021. The forum will also provide the networking opportunities that have been strongly requested by all target groups.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum bogotá in Bogotá, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.
Further information is available at: www.global-competence.net/interiors/
Further information about ambista: www.ambista.com/
The next events:
LivingKitchen® - The international Kitchen Show
n(open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Cologne 18.01. - 24.01.2021
imm cologne - THE INTERIOR BUSINESS EVENT (open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Cologne 18.01. - 24.01.2021
interzum bogotá - The event for industrial wood processing and furniture manufacturing, Bogotá 02.02. - 05.02.2021
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