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Preview Edition - IFA

I FA international Official Daily News Source f or International Visitors at IFA Hall 3.1 / 103 Hall 3.2 / 201 Hall 21 / 104 PREVIEW EDITION Monday 2 nd September 2013 Hall 21A IFA 2013: World's Smartest Show Smart TV, smart homes, smart appliances, smartphones...IFA Berlin brings together the world's “smartest“ players in a 818 billion euro market Dr Christian Göke CEO, Messe Berlin See interview page 11 GfK estimates +4% growth in the world’s technical consumer goods markets in 2013 and an additional 4% in 2014, with over 25% of business driven in Europe. To this end, IFA is THE notto-be-missed event on the world calendar. The show opens its gates on 6 th September to what Dr Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin (organisers of IFA) predicts will be yet a new record number of exhibitors and international trade visitors, reinforcing the show’s leading position as the global business hub for the Consumer Electronics and Home Appliance sectors. Sneak Peek Breath-taking images as never seen before on new UHD TVs, convergence, gesture control, new user interfaces… in this preview edition, we take you on a tour of what some of the most innovative manufacturers are featuring this year at The “IFA melting pot” will be a vital element in boosting the industry towards the predictions of strong market growth predicted by GfK, passing from 818 billion in 2013 to the 850 billion euro in 2014. Mobile devices, increasingly highlighted in the retail environment, this year take their rightful place among top product categories at IFA, which is today recognised by top manufacturers as the ultimate showcase for these products as well. Read page 11 IFA (see Sneak Peek – from page 33) … and in coming “live” editions, during the show, for the first time IFA International brings you product Buyers’ Guides in collaboration with EISA. Read the special section from page 33 CONTENTS 06 > NEWS 22 > CONFERENCE & EVENTS PREVIEW 25 > PRESS CORNER 26 > TRADE NEWS 28 > MARKET TRENDS 30 > EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS 33 > IFA SNEAK PEEK 39 > PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT 43 > SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN 45 > GREEN PAGE 46 > WHERE TO GO IN BERLIN "Our job is to translate the advantages and the “why” of new products to our customers in a language they can deal with." See page 27 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS Laurent Abadie Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Panasonic Europe Ltd. "The next big thing in TV and other areas is ‘personalisation’, enabling people to create their very own product experience." See page 31 Dinesh Paliwal Chairman, President and CEO, Harman "As is the case each year at IFA, we will unveil some significant new products for 2014 (…)" See page 32 TRADE NEWS Ralph Schallmeiner Category Manager Conrad Electronic (Austria) GmbH

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