Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) was held from September 4 to 9, in Berlin, Germany, which is the pure business-to-business (B2B) market place for suppliers, component manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet clients and partners from the consumer electronics and home appliances industry.
For the first time, this year’s IFA expanded a leased space to 158,000 m2
, where 1,823 exhibitors(+13 %) including global air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) manufacturers presented their latest products. With 240,000 visitors, the exhibitors expected an order of 4.5 billion
(US$ 5 billion).
The new Smart Home exhibition area was very popular with visitors. On these 3,000 m2 area, more than 40 exhibitors from 15 countries exhibited their state-of-the-art products and services covering various aspects of intelligent home automation, including room temperature and heating, energy management, and wireless transmission technologies. More than 150 companies showcased the latest smart home solutions on their booths.