Ambiente 2017 promises a world of consumer goods inspiration

  • In association with Messe Reps & Travel
  • November 22, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Ambiente 2017 promises a world of consumer goods inspiration

In February, more than 136,000 visitors from 143 countries will converge on Frankfurt, Germany, to immerse themselves in the biggest homewares trade fair in the world. The annual Ambiente fair spans dining, giftware and living goods categories, and fills hundreds of thousands of square metres worth of hall space. It’s a huge experience.

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Spielwarenmesse: The spirit of playing

  • News
  • March 31, 2016
  • Doris Evans
Spielwarenmesse: The spirit of playing

The annual Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg is regarded as the most important event for the toy industry. It's held at the beginning of February each year. Doris Evans explains why you should pay attention.

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Trends to invest in for 2016 from the International Home + Housewares Show

  • Opinion
  • March 9, 2016
  • Piritta Törrö
Trends to invest in for 2016 from the International Home + Housewares Show

At the IHA show in Chicago this week, consumer guru Tom Mirabile discussed the core values and expectations of today's consumers. Here's the 10 key takeaways.

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Celebrating homeware with the Global Innovation Awards

  • News
  • March 8, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Celebrating homeware with the Global Innovation Awards
Images: IHA

Today was the final day of the 2016 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. The event featured more than 2,200 exhibitors, catering to a total of 62,000 attendees from around the world. It ran from March 5.

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From the Middle Ages to the multichannel era

  • Opinion
  • December 10, 2015
  • Stephen Kurzawski
From the Middle Ages to the multichannel era

Ambiente is approaching fast. The largest homewares trade show in the world will run from February 12 - 16 in 2016. Stephen Kurzawski, vice president of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, shares some of the history behind the 775-year-old German tradition of trade fairs.

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