The most important German trade fair within the swimming pool and wellness industry 2019 closed its doors in the North Rhine-Westphalian metropolis on the Rhine on the last Friday, 8 November 2019, after four exciting days of events.
We would like to sincerely thank all booth visitors who visited us in hall 6.1 at booth A029 for the interesting discussions and nice moments. The focus was on your existing or planned installations for the solar heating of swimming pools, in the context of the time, in which the sensitivity for a resource-saving and sustainable energy production without external energy and without exhaust fumes in the foreground stands. SOLAR-RIPP ® actively influences this important trend with its future-oriented products and has been doing so for many years.
The outstanding international importance of aquanale is also underlined by the fact that associations and institutions used the event as the perfect venue for awarding well-known awards. So were on the aquanale u.a. the Golden Wave Award (Pool & Sauna Magazine), in which SOLAR-RIPP ® emerged ten years ago and in 2009 as a prizewinner.
The trade fair duo FSB and aquanale recorded a significant growth in visitor numbers this year to reach 28,000 visitors (+6 percent). In terms of the internationality of trade visitors, the events also increased significantly, reaching a foreign share of 67 percent (2017: 62 percent). The trade fairs recorded significant growth rates, especially among fair guests from Belgium (+22 percent), Italy (+19 percent) and Great Britain (+16 percent). Eastern Europe posted an increase of 37 percent. Outside Europe, growth was recorded particularly in Central and South America (+46 percent) and Asia (+17 percent). At aquanale 2019, almost all market-leading companies from Germany and abroad presented themselves. The aquanale in figures: At aquanale 2019, 281 companies from 31 countries took part in a gross exhibition area of 24,500 m2. Among them were 124 exhibitors from Germany and 157 exhibitors from abroad. The foreign share was 56 percent.
SOLAR-RIPP ® stands for simple, solid, maintenance-free technology with a long service life. As in the past, SOLAR-RIPP ® intends to attend the aquanale in Cologne in the future as well.