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IFA International 2019 Review

REVIEW EDITION Monday 23 September 2019 CONTENTS 03 > NEWS 11 > IFA NEXT 12 > IFA+ SUMMIT 13 > SHIFT AUTOMOTIVE 17 > TRADE TALK 18 > EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS 24 > STAND OUT STANDS 28 > SEEN @ IFA 34 > FEEDBACK FROM SHOWFLOOR 36 > THANK YOU 37 > WHERE TO GO IN BERLIN THOUGHT LEADERS Jens Heithecker Executive Director, IFA 5G is the standard of the future and that’s why it has been so important this year at IFA Read page 18 I.P. Park President and CTO, LG Electronics There are three elements to our AI approach – evolve, connect and open. Read page 21 WOW! WHAT A SHOW… IFA 2019 takes visitors to the edge of innovation, with voice, artificial intelligence and 5G Record numbers of exhibitors, new products and international trade visitors were the key takeaways from this year’s IFA. IFA turned out to be another major success story with nearly 2,000 exhibitors, 245,000 visitors, and a new record for international attendance, with more than 50% of trade visitors coming from abroad. Three big technology trends dominated IFA across both consumer electronics and home appliances: voice, artificial intelligence and connectivity, especially given the rapid roll-out of highspeed, high bandwidth 5G mobile networks. Media attendees sent coverage to 160 countries, with major interest centring on IFA Keynotes outlining the future of 5G, streaming media and sustainability. IFA NEXT was packed this year, with Japan as first Hans-Joachim Kamp Chairman of the Supervisory Board, gfu Consumer & Home Electronics Global Innovation Partner, SHIFT Automotive explored the Future of Mobility with AXA, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Fujitsu, VW, and IFA Global Markets strengthened its position as Europe’s largest IFA TURNED OUT TO BE ANOTHER MAJOR SUCCESS STORY sourcing show. In this review edition, we field comments from the key players looking back at the show that was. See our exclusive interview with Hans-Joachim Kamp, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IFA organizer gfu Consumer & Home Electronics (page 20). The easiest way to describe this year’s IFA? Wow! What a show! Martin Ludwig Senior Vice President Consumer Goods, International Strategy & Product Creation, WMF Group In general, design and quality are crucial to WMF. We expanded our successful Ambient and Lumero product ranges at IFA. Read page 23 SEEN @ IFA In this review edition of IFA International, we take you for a post-show tour of a selection of products which, if you didn’t see them while you were at the showground, definitely deserve a second look. Covering all product categories, there was a huge swathe of innovations at the show – of course too numerous to cover them all. In any case, we are sure our selection from page 28 will open more than one eye. © Messe Berlin GmbH.

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