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Convenient and Great Value: Exclusive Services at Decorate Life 2008

The new Decorate Life combined show at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre will be held for the first time from 4 to 8 July 2008. A wide range of services makes it easier for trade visitors to organise their visit to Decorate Life and plan their time at one or more of its four events: Tendence Autumn + Winter, Collectione Preview Spring + Summer, Outdoor Living and The Design Annual. Quick and inexpensive: admission tickets can be purchased via the homepages of the individual Decorate Life events and printed out at home.

Right up until 12 noon on the last day of the fair, an online day ticket costs just € 20, six euros less than on arrival at the Exhibition Centre. In the case of a season ticket for all five days of the fair, the online price of € 42 means that visitors save more than € 20 in comparison to the price on arrival. Another super saving: all tickets purchased for Decorate Life also count as tickets for local public-transport services operated by the RMV regional transport authority.

For one or the whole five days at the fair, Messe Frankfurt has the right travel arrangements Travel package 1: special travel arrangement by train for a day at the fair. The travel package includes the return journey, a day ticket for Decorate Life and a voucher for an official catalogue.

Travel package 2: combined accommodation and travel arrangement. Travel by train or plane, including accommodation, admission ticket and official catalogue.

Travel package 3: reduced-price train tickets can be obtained from Deutsche Bahn AG by calling 01805-311153 (12 ct/min within the German fixed-line network) and mentioning Decorate Life. In this connection, please note that these rail tickets are only valid in combination with an admission ticket purchased in advance or a voucher ticket for the fair.

Finding a hotel is also easy thanks to the exclusive Hotel Guide at www.hotelguide-rheinmain.de. More information about hotels, guest¬houses, bed and breakfast and events in Frankfurt is also available from: Tourismus + Congress GmbH: tel: +49 69 2123 0808, info@info.frankfurt.de, www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

The Decorate Life newsletter contains all the news and highlights about Tendence, Collectione and The Design Annual. It can be ordered easily and free of charge at www.decorate-life.messefrankfurt.com.

Making detailed plans for the fair is quick and easy thanks to the on¬line exhibitor search. Sorted by name, product group, country or exhibition stand, all companies registered for Tendence can be found at www.tendence.messefrankfurt.com and for Collectione and Outdoor Living at www.collectione.messefrankfurt.com.

For the first time, Messe Frankfurt is offering a professional, all-day care service for children aged from 6 to 13 during Decorate Life 2008, in addition to the kindergarten in the 'Torhaus' building. The aim is to give parents the chance to take part in the fair in a relaxed frame of mind while their offspring enjoy one or more pleasant days with a variety of different things to do and see. Experienced staff from the Riederwald adventure playground have organised the service and will look after the children between 08.30 and 18.30 hrs from 3 to 8 July.

The varied and interesting programme includes two design workshops for children, a musical on the origins of porcelain, visits to Hesse Radio, the Palm Garden, Frankfurt Zoo Senckenberg Natural History Museum, the 'Mathematikum' in Giessen, 'Kelterei Heil' fruit crushing plant and an indoor climbing wall in Bensheim, as well as an exciting assessment rally in the Kids World product segment. The child-care programme can be booked on single days or for the duration of the fair. The number of participants is limited. Further information can be found on the internet at http://tendence.messefrankfurt.com/global/de/aussteller-center_fairmily.html. Registrations should be sent by e-mail to:katrin.engel@messefrankfurt.com.

Shortly before and during the fair, visitors can download XyberScout onto their PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) free of charge. With the aid of the XyberScout software, users can call up a variety of functions, such as exhibitor and product-group searches, show the location of exhibitors on zoomable hall plans and search for special shows and events. Additionally, XyberScout enables visitors to compile a personal tour of the halls and shows the distance and time likely to be needed.

You want to look at your e-mails, do some research on the internet? No problem at Decorate Life! Via W-LAN, you can surf and com¬municate from anywhere at the Exhibition Centre. Wireless access is via vouchers, which can be purchased from vending machines at the entrance areas of the fair. The only prerequisite is, of course, that the notebook, PC or PDA be fitted with a standard W-LAN card. Vouchers cost between € 12.50 (90 minutes) and € 49 (all day).

Messe Frankfurt has been working to protect the products on show and the intellectual property of its exhibitors since early 2006 with a concerted campaign against product and brand piracy. The 'Messe Frankfurt against Copying' campaign offers exhibitors and visitors a variety of facilities and services including the opportunity to find out about the protection available for their products and how to enforce it.

With Productpilot, Messe Frankfurt has created a new dimension for professional sourcing and scouting on the worldwide web. This internet service is an ideal tool that buyers from all over the world can use to search quickly and efficiently for new business and sector-related information. The benefits are to be seen in the combination of, on the one hand, a presentation for a limited period at the fair and, on the other hand, a product platform on the internet that is open the whole year round. At present, around 26,000 suppliers and their products can be found on Productpilot.



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