From March 11 to 15, 2019, around 190,000 visitors from 161 countries made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to discover the latest innovations and trends at ISH 2019. For five days, 2,532 exhibitors from 57 countries presented their new products for the first time in Frankfurt am Main. At the same time, a significantly higher level of internationality meant that ISH became even more relevant: 66 percent of exhibitors and almost 48 percent of visitors came from outside Germany.
“ISH has once again demonstrated that it connects all international players from the sector. Only together is it possible to achieve the climate targets – naturally in a personal dialogue here at ISH. The change in the sequence of days to Monday to Friday has also contributed to this”, said Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt.
The biggest visitor nations were China, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic. The largest visitor target groups were the industry and installation trade. Moreover, the results of the market research confirmed the high level of visitor satisfaction with the fair’s offer at 97 percent.
Both exhibitors and visitors rated the economic outlook in positive terms. On the exhibitor side, 92 percent said it was satisfactory to good. In the case of German exhibitors, this value was even higher, at 93 percent. On the visitor side, the overall level of satisfaction was 92 percent; in the case of German trade visitors, 94 percent.
The next ISH will be held in Frankfurt am Main from March 22 to 26, 2021.