Tendence closes its doors with a total of 52,000 visitors

Tendence, Frankfurt's International Autumn Fair, which was held from 26 to 30 August 2011, once again attracted a large stream of visitors. Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, commented: "The buyers that are important to the trade were all there. The professional buyers were already busy placing their first orders on Friday."

On 130,000 square metres (gross), the 2,055 exhibitors (2010: 2,049) from 66 countries presented their new products in the furnishing, living and giving segments for the coming autumn and winter and especially the high-volume Christmas business. The 52,000 visitors (2010: 56,968) came from 101 countries. The share of trade visitors from abroad amounted to a total of 22 percent, of which around 80 percent came from neighbouring European countries. The Top 5 best represented visitor nations were Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Austria and France.

The exhibitors particularly praised the quality of the new contacts. All in all the exhibitors rated the quality of the visitors as better than in the previous year.

Tendence has once again demonstrated its status as an important platform for international trends, especially for Christmas 2011, as well as for the 2012 spring season.

Exhibiting manufacturers also emphasised the relevance of Tendence as an important meeting point for the consumer-goods sector in the second half of the year.

And yet the overall economic indicators cannot be neglected either. Although the GfK consumer climate index for August 2011 still shows a rising propensity to purchase, the first opposite trends are beginning to make themselves felt among traders.

The next Tendence will be held from 24 to 28 August 2012.

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