Igeho 09 - Trendsetting In The Hotel Industry

Igeho is the largest and most important exhibition for the hotel and catering industry in Switzerland and the neighbouring Germanspeaking countries. Over a gross area of almost 69,000 m² around 800 exhibitors from 20 countries will be presenting their products and services. Igeho 09 offers from 21 - 25 November 2009 additional benefits for the 80,000 or so professional visitors in the form of attractive presentations, industry events, seminars and contact platforms. Igeho is the central marketplace for forward-looking industry solutions which extends far beyond Switzerland's boundaries and prepares visitors for the challenges of tomorrow.

Exciting prospects for hoteliers, investors and interior architects alike: Igeho 09 offers you the opportunity to make interesting contacts, to find out about new products and services and to gather inspiration from the developments of the future. You should on no account miss the World of Inspiration, where famous designers will be presenting themed island stands for design in the Igeho 09 will be offering sophisticated special presentations.

In addition to the new section on hotel solutions for the health sector, Igeho will be focusing on increasing energy efficiency and also on organic, regional and fair-trade products for the catering sector. Added to this, under the title of "Enjoyment without compromise", you can establish contact hotel industry. Igeho is the meeting place for everyone in the hotel industry. You will find numerous opportunities for meeting fellow professionals at one of the many special presentations or during one of the accompanying events. Visit Igeho and meet tomorrow's challenges today.

igeho24 – your ideal preparation for the exhibition
Plan your Igeho visit efficiently with the new igeho24 online exhibitor and product directory. Here you will find all the information set out in texts and pictures. Once you have registered free of charge, you will be able to print out your individual hall plan as an ideal Igeho route planner. igeho24 will be regularly updated after the exhibition too, as a portal for the sector, where it is possible to search for and locate products and services.

An overview of the Igeho special
Igeho 09 is offering numerous special presentations and accompanying events spanning a wide range of themes. Here you will find not only specialist knowledge, ideas and concepts, but also a large number of contacts.

Igeho Chefs' Arena
One of the main attractions is the Igeho Chef's Arena, which provides a wealth of creative inspiration for cooks. Based on an idea by the Swiss Chefs' Association and featuring as a guest presentation on the Menu System AG stand, the Chefs' Arena offers daily cooking displays with elite Swiss chefs, and is hosted by Waldemar Schön. The eminent chefs will be presenting their individual philosophy of cooking and showing why it makes them successful. Hall 1.0

Enjoyment without compromise
In the "Enjoyment without compromise" competence centre, label organisations provide information on their concepts for the catering sector and arrange contacts with producers and suppliers from the field of organic, regional and fair-trade products. The partners here are Alpinavera, Bio Suisse, Demeter, Goût Mieux, Max Havelaar and the Steinbock (Capricorn) Label. A specially created "marché professionnel" also provides plenty of opportunities for tastings, establishing contacts and making purchases. Hall 2.2

Energy efficiency
Energy suppliers IWB Basel, BKW FMB Energie AG Bern, EWZ Zürich and ENAK (Energy Requirement Catalogue for Appliances in the Catering and Hotel Sector) will be showing how you can save energy at work. By investing just 10 minutes of your visiting time at Igeho, you can achieve energy savings of up to 10% on your energy consumption. Hall 1.0

Snacking & Franchising
Fast-food suppliers are still all the rage. The market for ready-to-eat meals is constantly increasing. But this requires know-how, concepts and the right suppliers and partners. Professional visitors will find solutions at the special presentation on Snacking & Franchising. Information will also be available on successful franchising concepts for the food sector. Hall 1.1

Hotel solutions for the health sector
Patient hotels are already established in the USA and Scandinavia. The hotel infrastructure makes for optimum rehabilitation and saves costs. The patient becomes a guest. A trend towards separating care services from hotel services is emerging in public hospitals. Private clinics have the same standards as top hotels. Igeho is launching a special presentation on the care sector in homes, clinics and hospitals, which includes products and services for hotel solutions in the health sector as well as for associations and institutions. Hall 2.2

Planet Coffee
The coffee scene has its own platform at Igeho for imparting know-how and forging contacts. Anyone who works with coffee should make sure not to miss this platform.Hall 2.1

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