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Day 1 - IFA International

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Day 1 - IFA

DAY 1 edition international O f f i c i a l D a i l y N e w s S o u r c e f o r I n t e r n a t i o n a l V i s i t o r s a t I F A Friday 2 nd September 2011 Hall 23/102 Hall 3.2 / 134 Hall 3.1 / 103 Hall 25/162 Hall 21./101 Hall 6.2/211 Right Show, Right Time! A solid platform in a challenging climate IFA 2011 opens its gates with reports of unprecedented success amid volatile local and global markets. In the official opening press conference by Dr Christian Göke, Chief Operating Officer, Messe Berlin, Dr Reinhard Zinkann, Chairman of the ZVEI Electrical Appliances Product Division and Dr Rainer Hecker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of gfu all gave a similar message: I FA’s e v e r- i n c re a s i n g success as the world’s most important Consumer Lifestyle trade show is due to the clear fact that it is a solid key market driver for global markets. “It’s the best IFA ever!”, exclaimed Dr Göke. “All the “All the key performance indicators are higher than last year.” key performance indicators are higher than last year.” With a record number of 1441 exhibitors, media are swarming the event, with pre-registered international press numbers growing from 1,453 in 2010 to 1,680 in 2011. Read page 3 Year of the Tablet Contents 03 > NEWS 14 > Market and Technical Trends 15 > Visionary Interviews 19 > Made in Europe 21 > The Year of the Tablet 31 > Notebooks & Netbooks 33 > eLibrary 35 > Refrigeration Technologies 39 > Sustainable Development Initiatives 41 > Trade News 43 > The Diary of Miss IFA 44 > Where to Go in Berlin trade news Hans Carpel President, Euronics "For each retailer who believes in his or her future, IFA is a must." See page 41 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS Keith McLoughlin CEO, Electrolux High-level keynotes at IFA this year include Masaaki Osumi – Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President, President & CEO Digital Products & Services Company, Toshiba Corporation. See his exclusive interview in this issue – page 16. 2011 is the year that the market for media tablets has really begun to boom. According to various analysts, sales of these devices globally are set to be upwards of 50-million units this year, spurred on by the arrival of a number of new, innovative devices in Q3 and Q4. In this issue, we take an indepth look at the market for tablets, notebooks and e-readers and the exciting new arrivals at IFA. Read page 21 "Consumers are in the driver’s seat for growth" See page 15 Roland Hagenbucher CEO, Siemens- Electrogeräte GmbH "Energy efficiency is and will remain a major trend in our industry…" See page 20

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