Would you like to have information about all the exhibitors at Christmasworld, Creative World and Paperworld at the tip of your fingers? This is now made possible by the updates to the Navigator apps for the international trade fairs taking place from 26/27 to 30 January 2018 in Frankfurt am Main.
Digitalisation is affecting all industries and the trade fair sector is no exception. We talked with Klaus Reinke, Chief of Corporate Strategy & Organisation and member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, about the challenges facing trade fairs today, the trends on the horizon and how Messe Frankfurt is dealing with them.
Our transport system is on the cusp of a radical transformation. Driven by digitalisation and decarbonisation, the barriers separating logistics, mobility, infrastructure, traffic and transport are falling. New, networked, integrated and multimodal systems and solutions are being created. To highlight these changes and to discuss their impact on society and the economy, Messe Frankfurt will be organising the first Hypermotion from 20 to 22 November 2017.
This past week, Messe Frankfurt launched completely revised exhibitor and product searches for its event websites. The new features particularly include possibilities for exploratory product-oriented searches. In addition to this, users will be shown an inspiring presentation of the online search results with a Pinterest-like tile look. The modern display of search results benefits exhibitors by providing them with much higher visibility.
The new search features are already available for the Christmasworld, Creativeworld and Paperworld trade fairs. Starting in October, the search will also be activated for the Heimtextil fair and the other trade fair websites will follow step by step.
Due to the importance of search features on the websites of event organizers, we spoke with Henric Uherek, who is Coordinator of Web Solutions in Messe Frankfurt’s Digital Services unit and responsible for the future development of the exhibitor and product searches for the third largest exhibition organizer in the world.
Successful organizations recognized data analysis and the insights derived thereof as the cornerstone of an effective marketing strategy. Using a data-driven approach, companies can segment and address their target groups, quantify their campaign results and increase their ROI. In this post, we will be describing some of the trends of data-driven marketing.
Online shopping is booming and increasingly encroaching on the terrain of brick-and-mortar shops. This doesn’t have to be the case, because brick-and-mortar shops have their own strengths, some of which have been neglected thus far. Physical shops can capitalize on very individualized contact customers and customer loyalty, for example, which online shops will never fully achieve. Many retailers think there is no way to manage. And this is precisely where Messe Frankfurt provides support with its sales promotion project tendence.impulse. Philipp Ferger, Head of Tendence & Nordstil at Messe Frankfurt, explains what this entails and how retailers can benefit. Continue reading
Messe Frankfurt’s new website was launched on August 22nd. A total of 170 websites provide information on the individual events, services and the world’s third largest trade fair organiser itself under the umbrella of messefrankfurt.com. The significance of this web presence as well as the complexity of a relaunch of this scale deserves a look behind the scenes. We talked with Martina Bergmann, Head of Digital Services at Messe Frankfurt, who has overall responsibility for development of the new global web presence.
Messe Frankfurt’s internet portal, messefrankfurt.com, has now been given a new look with improved functionality. Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt: “The messefrankfurt.com portal is the digital gateway for creating business opportunities for our customers. Now, with a completely revamped concept and a new design, we have created a web presence that helps us in our role as an information and service provider to reliably guide our partners and customers where they want to go – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
The second Global Exhibitions Day (#GED17) took place on June 7th. Initiated last year by UFI, the umbrella association for the global exhibition industry, the anniversary this year once again exceeded all expectations. Numerous activities took place around the world, which served to connect the trade fair industry and show the meaning of trade fairs for the respective locations and especially for the globalised economy.
In many industries, trade fairs and the accompanying conferences are often one of the marketing and communications highlights of the year. These events are used to introduce new products, discuss key industry topics and communicate the trends of the next few months. For exhibitors and organizers, they also represent the pinnacle of their content marketing efforts. Events and the organizers are offering a widening array of new opportunities, not only for distributing content, but also for collecting interesting topics for their own content pipelines.
We spoke about this with Stefanie Hombach, Online Marketing Manager in the Messe Frankfurt Digital Services team. Continue reading