SHK ESSEN takes place from Tuesday till Friday
06 - 08 March, 9 am - 6 pm
09 March., 9 am - 4 pm

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Exhibitors' Opinions

SHK ESSEN was again very well-visited this year, too. In addition to the specialised skilled trades, a lot of decision takers from the wholesale trade, architects, planners and building owners have visited our booth. The fair has become firmly established as an important sectoral meeting place and platform for the presentation of innovations.
Katja Berghaus, Marketing Services Manager, Vaillant Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
In 2016, too, SHK ESSEN has again offered us a very good platform in order to present our new products and topical highlights to our specialist partners in person. The number of visitors to our fair booth was as high as accustomed and we had the opportunity to hold many interesting discussions and to obtain feedback about our innovations. In particular, attention focused on the GROHE Rainshower® SmartControl shower system which offers an exceptional shower experience with its clever push-button technology as well as on the GROHE Sensia® Arena shower WC. In the kitchen segment, a lot of interest was aroused, above all, by the new GROHE Blue® Home system whose space-saving refrigeration unit could be reduced to almost half of the previous size. And our new technology for operating the kitchen taps by FootControl also received a lot of attention.
Andrea Bußmann, Managing Director, Grohe Deutschland / Regional Vice President Sales Central Europe
SHK ESSEN is very important to us. The course of the fair was very good and we had high-quality discussions on our booth. The Benelux Day went down very well. At SHK ESSEN, we have introduced the Hansa Bluebox - that is a flush-mounted system. Here at the national trade fair with the highest number of visitors, we were able to provide our target group, the specialised skilled trades, with information about this. Moreover, we are proud to accompany Messe Essen for such a long time: we have been an exhibitor since the very beginning! We are looking forward to the next SHK ESSEN.
Manfred Stratmann, Sales Manager for Germany, Hansa Armaturen GmbH
We from Doréma are very satisfied with Reise + Camping 2017. On our exhibition area, we were able to greet a lot of visitors and to hold interesting sales discussions - even on the sometimes difficult working days on Wednesday and Thursday. This year, too, the fair concept is coherent and the halls are structured in a sales-promoting way: Visitors have short paths in order to find the necessary accessories for their caravans. That is providing additional incentives from which the traders are also profiting. Another factor is that Essen is generally an important location for the sector. Camping is alive in the Ruhr region! This year, products with air hose technology proved to be a particular trend amongst the visitors and the media. Reise + Camping has great significance for our company and a firm place in our calendar of fairs. It is already seeded now - we will take part in it again next year, too!
Michael Haus, CEO Authorised to Represent the Company, Doréma Vorzelte GmbH
The premiere of the special area entitled 'International Special Trips' was a total success. People want to experience something special on their holidays, have individual wishes and primarily need one thing for this purpose: personal advice from specialists. We were able to offer all that here at Reise + Camping. We are glad about the great interest in our trips and the lively approval of the visitors. We will come again in 2018.
Andreas Hack, ITR Afrika Reisen
Reise + Camping has been a permanent fixture in our calendar of fairs for years - Essen and the Ruhr region love East Frisia! This year, too, we are satisifed with the number and quality of the visitors to our booth. We ran out of a few brochures very quickly. Merely on Friday did we have to identify a slight decline - probably due to the weather. Amongst other things, East Frisia is a popular destination for cycling holidays: Therefore, the proximity to Fahrrad Essen is worthwhile for us. Above all at the start of Fahrrad Essen, we regularly notice a visitor plus. We will probably take part in the fair again next year, too.
Jessica Mahler, Divisional Manager for Marketing, Touristik GmbH Südliches Ostfriesland
Concorde Reisemobile has been represented at Reise + Camping again for the first time in five years and is happy to have been involved with a furious comeback. North Rhine-Westphalia is an important market and Essen an important fair venue beyond the national borders. Concorde Reisemobile is looking forward to being represented again in 2018. Fairs are becoming increasingly significant as an information platform in general. Messe Essen in particular is a meaningful multiplier with its large catchment area.
Joachim Petry, Market Division Manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux, Concorde Reisemobile GmbH
This year, too, SHK ESSEN has done full justice to its reputation and presented itself as the, as accumstomed, successful meeting and networking platform for industry, commerce, skilled trades and services. However, even further and, at least, just as important meaning is being attached to the networking term at this SHK ESSEN, i.e. as one of the predominant subjects in the discussions with our partners. Smart heating and smart homes, i.e. connectivity as the intelligent and future-oriented networking of house technology, were amongst the top subjects of discussion on our well-visited booth. For us, it was the right decision to have come to Essen again.
Dr. Alexander Wuthnow, Sales Manager, Junkers Deutschland