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June 20, 2017

New dates announced for belektro 2018: 6 to 8 November 2018

Berlin Trade Fair for Electrical Engineering to be held just under a month later than usual

Berlin, 20 June 2017 – The upcoming Berlin Trade Fair for Electrical Engineering is to be moved forward from October and will take place from 6 to 8 November 2018. Changing the dates was a topic of intense discussion with the commercial and non-commercial sponsors of the event, and they have now been jointly decided upon. Karel Heijs, director at Messe Berlin: “The new dates for belektro are even better suited to fulfilling the industry’s needs. At belektro 2016 we were already targeting specific audiences with individual products and services, and that is something we will increase. “

Klaus Jung, managing director of the Trade Association for Electro Installations (ZVEI): “Representatives of exhibiting companies want continuity at belektro and the new dates achieve just that. From now on we can be certain the dates will not overlap with the autumn school holidays in Berlin/Brandenburg. The dates in November as well as the weekday schedule from Tuesday to Thursday, which was introduced in 2016, mean that belektro is well equipped for the future.“

Constantin Rehlinger, managing director of the Berlin/Brandenburg Regional Guild Association of the Electrical Professions, also welcomed the change of dates: “Both the industry and wholesalers are delighted with the Trade fair for Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Lighting in the capital taking place in November.“

belektro will take place from 6 to 8 November 2018 at Berlin ExpoCenter City.

belektro 2016 attracted around 14,000 visitors

The innovations and new products at belektro 2016 attracted around 14,000 visitors to the display halls on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. They were able to find out more from 260 exhibitors representing 10 countries who showcased the latest smart solutions concerning energy efficiency, networked building systems, innovative lighting technology, electro-mobility and other up-to-the-minute topics. According to a visitor survey, more than 98 per cent of the trade visitors polled were able to find out about new products. 96 per cent rated the products and services as ‘very good’. Overall, 96.5 per cent of those polled said they were satisfied with their visit to belektro, more than at the 2014 event, which had already produced high figures (95.7 per cent).

About belektro

belektro, the Trade Fair for Electrical Engineering, Electronics was launched in 1984. The organiser is Messe Berlin, and the Berlin Electrical Guild is the non-commercial and technical sponsor of the event. The other sponsors, supporting associations and institutions are the ZVEI – Trade Association for Electro Installations, the Berlin/Brandenburg Regional Group of the National Association of Electrical Wholesalers (VEG), the Berlin/Brandenburg Regional Group of the Technical Lighting Society (LiTG), the Berlin/Brandenburg Association of Electrical Professions (LIV), and Stromnetz Berlin GmbH.