IFA International – WEEKEND Edition


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When the Supply Chain Becomes a One Stop Shop

This Sunday, IFA Global Markets open their doors for their second edition, at STATION-Berlin, just a short hop from the IFA show grounds. An initiative launched by Messe Berlin last year, in 2017, the separation of “brands” and “OEM/OEMs” is complete, meaning that for the first time, the Funkturm (the main show ground) is dedicated to brands, and STATION-Berlin is totally dedicated to the supply chain.

It makes life very much easier for those looking for suppliers or OEM/ODM partners, and this year, it’s completed with a series of conferences, hosted by expert editor Bob Snyder, on the burning issues of the moment, such as “Energy efficiency – legislation and requirements for household appliances in the EU”, “More than reality – VR on every street”, Why eSports is the next big thing”, or a panel discussion on “Challenges in sourcing and distribution”, just to name a few.

Added to these conferences, IFA Business Days will give insights on how to enter new markets (i.e. China, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea), and Protecting IP rights. All in all, these conferences, and the growth and concentration of the supply chain at IFA Global Markets make this a veritable “one stop shop”, vastly increasing the efficiency of visits for anyone seeking new partners or wanting to develop and work on new ideas with existing suppliers.

The addition of “ISP@Global Markets” (International Supplier Park) by Jan Nintemann – a group stand concept – mirrors the success for over 20 years of Reseller Park at IFA. For a second edition, IFA Global Markets is already proving to be a “not to be missed” part of IFA for a key section of the industry.