EuroShop 2008 on course for success

Record number of exhibitors: 1,800 exhibitors from throughout the world

Over 100,000m² net exhibition space

Things are looking good for EuroShop 2008 from 23 to 27 February 2008 in Düsseldorf: The world’s No. 1 investment goods fair for the retail trade and its partners is attracting enormous interest. With 1,800 firms more exhibitors have registered than ever (2005: 1,652 exhibitors). 55% of those firms exhibiting come from abroad and 50 countries will be exhibiting in total. This means net exhibition space at EuroShop will also pass the 100,000 m² mark for the first time since the fair’s inception about 40 years ago.

Commenting on these encouraging signs Wilhelm Niedergöker, General Manager at Messe Düsseldorf, said: “We are very pleased with the positive development of EuroShop, which also confirms the fair’s top global ranking. EuroShop exhibitors are known for their innovation. They will also have a magnetic appeal for the
“Who’s Who” in international retailing this year.”
The ranges exhibited at EuroShop 2008 include the proven quartet of segments: EuroConcept (shop fitting, shop furnishings, lighting, architecture & store design, refrigeration cabinets and cooling logistics), EuroSales (visual marketing, sales promotion and PoS marketing), EuroCIS (information and security technology) and EuroExpo (exhibition stand construction, design and events).

Top-notch congresses such as the “retail technology days Europe” and hands-on workshops like the “EuroShop Forum Architecture & Design” accompany Euroshop 2008. Furthermore, the ancillary programme boasts numerous Special Shows such as the “Time Walk”, a journey through the history of promotional design in shop windows, the “Digital Signage Plaza”, dedicated entirely to the digital in-store media theme or the EHI Retail Institute’s Special Show “service@retail” which uses the bank and travel agency of the future to demonstrate the increasingly close relationship between services and retail.

EuroShop 2008 in Halls 3–17 (excl. Hall 8) of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre is open to trade visitors daily from Saturday, 23 February 2008, to Wednesday, 27 February 2008, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Day tickets cost EUR 40.-- (EUR 28.-- for online reservations (+ postage)), 2-day tickets cost EUR 60.-- (EUR 45.-- for online reservations) and permanent tickets are EUR 110.-- (EUR 90.-- for online reservations). Students and apprentices pay EUR 15.--. Admission tickets double as free travel passes to and from EuroShop on all public transport within the networks of the VRR (Verkehrsverbund-Rhein-Ruhr) and VRS (Verkehrsverbund-Rhein-Sieg) transport authorities.

Your press contacts:
Dr. Cornelia Jokisch, Melanie Koßmann
Tel.: +49 (0)211/4560-998, -999
Fax: +49 (0)211/4560-8548
Email: JokischC@messe-duesseldorf.de