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Week-end Edition - Day 2 & 3 - IFA International

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Trade Talk Reseller Park Moves to Hall 25 With more than 70 exhibitors, the B2B platform Reseller Park is recognised at IFA for its ability to attract business buyers and channel partners from EMEA as well as Germany. Reseller Park started years ago as a pavilion focused on communications as the young mobile communications industry began its ascent into one of consumer electronics most important product categories. IFA International talked to founder and organiser Jan Nintemann, a veteran of the mobile industry. We asked Mr. Nintemann about moving his IFA location after all these years... Our Reseller Park, a B2B platform, now occupies a new location in Hall 25 near the south entrance at Hall 1.2. For many years, Reseller Park was located in Hall 9 and was divided in two locations due to a lack of space. While it is not easy to move from traditional locations, it’s an opportunity to bring together our two parks. When we put together our parks, our exhibitors (and we as the organizer) will benefit from the synergy of the B2B platform. And the logistical challenges are smaller and the paths of communication shorter. The IFA Reseller Park 2015 is the biggest organized Reseller Park despite the relocation to Hall 25 this year. Our number of exhibitors increased to 70. Which interesting companies are exhibiting this year? We are really proud that Microsoft realizes their first IFA exhibition stand with us. Microsoft is our biggest single exhibitor with 160 sqm. At the same time, we should point to JET Services (a retail distributor partner of Microsoft), and the smart home providers Assmann and One for All . We can also mention SanDisk, D-Link, Optoma, and the accessory specialist Intos Electronic, Multibrackets, Cobra, Eminent and Sinox/ITskins-- and French smartphone manufacturer MobiWire. We have for the first time Chinese manufacturers Livall IOT and Siswoo who promote their new smart and mobile products. We also have the Polish manufacturer Esperanza and the UK company Nexus whose business is growing more and more in Germany. The newcomer Yamazoki will also show its unique, colorful and flexible Bluetooth sound products, especially attractive for young smartphone users. What do you think will be important themes at IFA this year? The Reseller Park has its traditional main focus on communications and mobile and has always been important as our lives become more and more digital. We think IFA 2015 will bring a lot of interest in smart home products. We also added LED Lighting to our portfolio and now in Reseller Park we have four companies including Hagenuk LED. Other highlights might be Ultra HD, smart mobile, smart living, wearables, 3D printing & scanning, automotive action cams, drones and wireless speakers. Many of these segments will overlap with the up-and-coming sector known as Internet of Things (IoT). Last year how many visitors did Reseller Park have? The total amount of visitors (including the thousands of consumers who visit our stands that face public aisles) is hard to identify but our best estimate would be approximately 10,000. The amount of trade visitors on the increased platform will reach about 6000 this year -- and 45% of these will be international business contacts. What is an example of a good comment from an exhibitor last year? Well, here is one typical comment from our postshow performance survey: "Our company (IT2U) represented with the brands Kodak, Gembird and Shivaki has been exhibiting in the Reseller Park for many years. We were positively surprised by the high quality and quantity of the trade visitor frequency and negotiations and are encouraged to participate on this B2B2C marketplace. We always realise in the Reseller Park a low risk and with less effort but business effective and professional Jan Nintemann Founder & Organiser, Reseller Park fair presence. On this networking platform we meet all important contacts of the sector as the business and catering lounge is an unique and pleasant effective communication platform which we intensively use." What do you do to make Reseller Park a success? What are your three most important strategies to succeed? 1. Networking, networking, networking... we reach out to various sectors, make contacts and offer them a competent and pleasant contact point for IFA Berlin. 2. We always work hard to get an attractive mix of manufacturers, products, national and international distributors for our trade visitors. The amount of trade visitors on the increased platform will reach about 6000 this year 3. It’s important for us to promote the Reseller Park at IFA with professional logistics and international promotion so exhibitors can reach the required their fair goals. www.ifa-international.org IFA International • Saturday 5 th & Sunday 6 th September 2015 21

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