The ISH in Germany – What is located where?

16.02.2005

More than 1,000 innovations, nearly 2,300 exhibitors on 21 hall levels and an exhibition area of approximately 254,000 square metres await some 180,000 visitors at the ISH, the International Trade Fair for Building and Energy Technology, The Bathroom Experience, Air-conditioning and Ventilation Technology (15 to 19 March 2005 in Frankfurt).

But where are which exhibitors located, and how can visitors reach them most quickly? Messe Frankfurt aids visitor orientation in two ways: through well-structured exhibition areas and optimised visitor services.

An initial orientation aid is provided by the four major sections at the trade fair: “The Bathroom Experience”, air-conditioning and ventilation under the name “Aircontec” , and the “World of Plumbing Technology” .

The Bathroom Experience showcases 484 international and 185 German exhibitors: Hall 1.1 for instance features BWT Wassertechnik, JUDO and Grünbeck. As in previous years, Hansgrohe and Villeroy & Boch again occupy Hall 2. The Masco Group with 16 international companies, including Hüppe and DAMIXA, can be found at the Forum. Hall 3 focuses on sanitary ceramics, bathtubs, shower partitions, bathroom furniture and accessories. nicol-Möbel and JACUZZI for instance will be exhibiting in Hall 3.0; Duscholux, KERAMAG, HOESCH, Bette, Duravit and IDEAL STANDARD can be found in Hall 3.1. Visitors interested in fittings and accessories will find some 400 companies exhibiting these products in Halls 4.1 and 4.2, including Grohe Deutschland, Hansa, Kludi and Dornbracht.

257 companies from the air-conditioning and ventilation sector will present their products in Halls 5.0, 5.1 and 6.2. These halls feature 160 exhibitors from Germany and 97 from abroad, including Gebrüder Trox, Ziehl-Abegg, robatherm, Gebhardt Ventilatoren, CIAT, Helios, MAICO, LG Electronics, GEA Happel Klimatechnik, ebm-papst, Emco Bau- und Klimatechnik, Systemair and Schrag.

Modern heating technology will be highlighted in the “Forum for Building and Energy Technology” in Halls 8 to 10. 872 exhibitors will be featured here, 435 from Germany and 437 from around the globe. Halls 8.0 and 9.0 will display boilers, burners and radiators from Robert Bosch, Buderus BBT Thermotechnik, Viessmann, Vaillant, Max Weishaupt, Wolf and Riello, among many others.

Hall 9.1 (150 exhibitors) is concentrated on renewable energy and ultra-modern pump technology. Exhibitors showing their products here include GRUNDFOS, KSB, WILO, SCHÜCO, Waterkotte, Wagner u. Co., NAU and Sonnenkraft. In Hall 9.2, visitors can explore the world of fireplaces and tiled stoves, with exhibitors including Austroflamm, SPARTHERM, Cera Design and WODTKE. Halls 10.1 and 10.2 round out the range with control engineering and home automation products from companies such as Danfoss, Honeywell, Theodor Heimeier, Siemens Building Technologies, Testo and Kieback & Peter.

462 companies, including 257 German firms and 205 from abroad, comprise the “World of Plumbing Technology” in Halls 4.0, 6.0, 6.1., 6.2 and 6.3. It forms the spatial and thematic link between heating, air-conditioning and plumbing. Hall 4.0 for instance showcases the exhibitors Geberit, Viega, JRG Gunzenhauser, Seppelfricke and Georg Fischer. Uponor Rohrsysteme, Roth Werke, FRIATEC, Wieland-Werke, REHAU and Tyco Building Services are located in Halls 6.0 and 6.1. ROTHENBERGER, REMS-WERK, Adolf Würth, Ridge Tool, Sortimo and Hilti will be exhibiting in Hall 6.3.

Further information about exhibitors and the comprehensive fringe programme including short lectures and presentations is available at the “Compass” information stands on the exhibition grounds. These stands are always located at main hall entrances and at junctions.

For the first time in 2005, the Lifetime Congress will be held in parallel to ISH from 17 to 19 March 2005. The Lifetime Congress supplements the wellness and spa sections of ISH and generates important synergies for visitors. This congress will focus on current trends in wellness, health and spas and include manufacturers such as Balnea Erlebnisbäder, Geberit, Thalgo Cosmetic, Star Pool, Philips Medizin Systeme and feder consulting.

Furthermore, Messe Frankfurt’s new visitor services make it even more convenient to visit the fair. For the first time ever, Messe Frankfurt will be organising special ICE trains in Germany, travelling to Frankfurt from six major German cities. Visitors can purchase a ticket to Frankfurt from Berlin, Hannover, Dortmund, Munich or Augsburg for 99 euros, or only 79 euros from Cologne. This package includes return rail travel, a one-day admission ticket and a voucher for the exhibition catalogue. More information about this special offer is available at Tel. +49 (0)69 7575 5878.

ISH trade visitors can also take advantage of the new online ticketing service at the ISH website (www.ish.messefrankfurt.com). Until the final day of the fair, visitors can purchase one-day tickets at the advance purchase price of 13 euros (vs. 23 euros at the box office) and a 5-day ticket for 35.50 euros (vs. 51 euros at the box office). All admission tickets entitle holders to use local public transportation in the Frankfurt area free of charge, including U-Bahn underground and S-Bahn suburban trains, when travelling to and from the trade fair (excludes admission vouchers and special fair shuttles).

On Saturday, 19 March 2005 the trade fair will again open its doors to the general public. This will make it possible for end-consumers to explore bathroom design of the future, discover the latest trends in fireplaces and tiled stoves, or find information about innovative heating systems. Single admission on the public day costs 13 euros, the family ticket 20 euros.

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