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

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

WEEK-END EDITION international Official Daily News Source for International Visitors at IFA Saturday, 4 th & Sunday, 5 th September 2010 IFA: A New Perspective on the World 3D and sustainability at the heart of paradigm shifts in the Consumer Electronics and Home Appliance industries While 3D is the ‘big thing’ for the Consumer Electronics industry, executives in the broader Consumer Lifestyle industries are today underlining the essential character of sustainable development, becoming in many cases an important part of their global strategies. In exclusive interviews with IFA International, Panasonic’s European President and CEO Laurent Abadie (see photo left and interview page 18) and Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet, CEO of BSH (page 20) both underline that the moment has arrived to transform what was only a concept into a serious strategy More than just a drink Coffee culture is truly with us, as evidenced by the continuing growth in sales of coffee machines of all kinds, whether they be simple filter models or the most sophisticated espresso and cappuccino machines, marrying design with functionality. Edition “Consumer Lifestyle industries are today underlining the essential character of sustainable development.” for the mass market. See also our one-to-one with Nestor Coronado Palma, Director – Sustainability - Philips Consumer Lifestyle, page 37. we spotlight some of the most interesting among them. See page 32 Hall 5.2 Stand 101 Hall 22 Stand 101 CONTENTS 03 > NEWS 17 > MARKET & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 18 > EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS 25 > SPECIAL FEATURE THE SMART HOME 31 > SPECIAL FEATURE SMALL APPLIANCES 32 > SPECIAL FEATURE COFFEE CULTURE 37 > GREEN PAGE 39 > TRADE NEWS 42 > DIARY OF MISS IFA 43 > WHERE TO GO IN BERLIN THE DEAL MAKERS Armin Walter Senior Product Manager, Hama "Our presence here allows us to see all the new development in Consumer Electronics. 25 product managers come here during the event. It is also a great opportunity to talk to both the customers and the brands". See page 41 VISIONARY INTERVIEWS Dr Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte “In 2010, our aim is to increase the share of eco-friendly appliances to 20% of our total sales in Europe.” See page 20 Michael Rhodin Senior Vice- President - IBM Software Solutions Group Laurent Abadie Chairman and CEO, Panasonic Europe IFA this year hosts a swathe of companies touting new product, and in this issue, "…a cloud-based service infrastructure, a service-delivery platform can enable manufacturers to maintain a direct, continuous, 24/7 connection to the end-user through smarter products.” See page 21

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