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THE DIARY OF MISS IFA Out and about at the 50 th IFA “Since 2001 Miss IFA supports the global awareness of the leading consumer electronics trade show IFA. Emerged as a virtual character, this young woman with bright red hair is since 2005 a real and globally known representative of the IFA with high recognition value.” Dirk Koslowski, IFA Senior Executive Manager. ‘‘ Hi! Miss IFA here with my third “Live Diary” in IFA International! This year, IFA International asked me to let them know where I had been and what I’d been up to, so here goes… Here I am with Klaus Wowereit, the Mayor of Berlin, and Frank Bolten, CEO of Sharp Electronics Europe, enjoying a 3D demonstration. It really is an amazing technology. It was not long before I was convinced that something was going to leap right out of the screen. I spent an entertaining few minutes chatting to Thomas Ellerbeck, Member of the Executive Board of Vodafone, Klaus Wowereit, the Mayor of Berlin, and Ernst Burgbacher, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology. Being Miss IFA is thirsty work. Enjoying the occasional cup of tea makes for a welcome break, especially when it is among company such as Ernst Burgbacher, Parliamentary State Secretary Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology, Dr. Rudolf Wieser, Member of the Executive Board of WMF, Klaus Wowereit, the Mayor of Berlin, Wolfgang Ritter, Managing Editor, BUNTE Entertainment verlag, and Friedrich Niemann, General Director, Waldorf Astoria. The amount of people passing through the exhibition areas is just amazing. It was not easy to get this photo taken – there always seemed to be a visitor getting between us and the camera. From the left we have Hans-Joachim Kamp, Member of the Supervisory Board of gfu, Guenther Sprol, Chef Marketing International, Liebherr-Hausgeräte, Alfred Martini, CEO Liebherr-Hausgeräte, Steffanie Steffen, Ernst Burgbacher, Parliamentary State Secretary Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology, Klaus Wowereit, the Mayor of Berlin and Dr. Rainer Hecker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of gfu. ‘‘ Edition 44

HOTELS / BARS / RESTAURANTS WHERE TO GOIN BERLIN NIGHTCLUBS / EVENTS / SHOPPING IFA is not only the place to be for real business deals in the fi eld of Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances, but also a marvellous occasion to discover one of the most beautiful cities in the world. IFA International and its site have the pleasure of helping you discover Berlin and enjoy its multiple cultural, culinary and “fun” facets. The goal of is that you take full advantage of this fantastic city and perhaps lenghthen your stay! To help you, you will fi nd in the following pages and on our site all that you will need to organise your stay – notably with some wise words from those who “made” Berlin. International Hotels Arcotel John F — the perfect city retreat Next to the Foreign Office in Berlin’s Government Quarter, Arcotel John F blends perfectly into the cityscape. In this part of the city visitors will find attractions including Werderscher Markt, Museum Island and Gendarmenmarkt. The striking design of the interior creates a relaxed atmosphere, coupled with elegant chic and a vibrant style that shape the hotel’s look and feel. For IFA business guests, the Arcotel John F’s three exclusive business rooms are the perfect setting for meetings, workshops and presentations, while its conference rooms are state-of-the-art, fitted with the latest technology. The hotel’s first-class Foreign Affairs restaurant offers selected international specialities, and the stylish Town Bar invites guests to indulge and relax. A generous spa and fitness area on the top floor offer a marvellous view across the rooftops of Berlin, the perfect way to end a long day at IFA. Arcotel John F Werderscher Markt 11 10117 Berlin Phone: +49 30 40 50 46-0 Metro: U Hausvogteiplatz U2 Restaurants Felix Oktoberfest — beer, food and fun For the first time the Felix Club- Restaurant will host Oktoberfest in the heart of the capital, from September 3 to 25, 2010. Berlin’s Humboldthafen, close to the main train station, will be transformed into an authentic Biergarten and a happening party location offering first-class entertainment. Two of the most famous Oktoberfest bands are booked for the occasion: The Münchner Zwietracht, who have performed more than a dozen times in the Hippodrom, the legendary Oktoberfest pavilion in Munich; and the 089er, who entertain their audience with a powerful sound and a touch of Munich charm, interpreting party classics from the past 50 years, pop and rock music and songs of Neue Deutsche Welle,. Like its parent event in Munich, the Berliner Oktoberfest is perfect for a beer or two on a Summer’s evening in atmospheric pavilions that can accommodate up to 550 people. After a long day at IFA or sightseeing in Berlin, Chef Sepp Wagner will wow guests with original Bavarian specialties. The Felix Oktoberfest is by far the best way to slip into the Bavarian lifestyle, while relaxing with a cold beer and a good meal. FELIX OKTOBERFEST Between Kapelleufer und Alexanderufer (at Humboldthafen next to the main train station) 10117 Berlin Phone: +49 30 301117 152 Metro: S Hauptbahnhof S5 S7 S75 S9 Bars Tausend Bar – great cocktails in futuristic surroundings The new Tausend Bar does not attract a lot of attention from the outside, preferring instead a bare iron door. It is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00pm until late. Inside it is all glass and mirrors, steel walls and white light. Sleek sofas line the elevated seating areas — many of them reservationonly — and black stools line the bar where guests sip champagne and exotic cocktails, including the Moscow Mule, made with crushed ginger, vodka and cucumber slices. Lovers of Hedonistic luxury meet elegant party people. Schiffbauerdamm 11 10117 Berlin Tel. +49 (0)30 41 71 53 96 Metro: U Friedrichstraße U6 S Friedrichstraße S1 S2 S25 S5 S7 S75 S9 IFA International • Monday, 6 th September 2010 45

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