ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, once again gave an impressive demonstration of its importance for German and international visitors and exhibitors. Achieving the climate targets is only possible by interconnecting systems and trades. With innumerable solutions, the global meeting place generated a plethora of fresh and future-oriented impulses.
From 11 to 15 March, around 190,000 visitors (2017: 198,810*) from 161 countries (2017: 153) made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to discover the latest innovations and trends at ISH 2019. For five days, 2,532 exhibitors (868 from Germany, 1,664 from abroad) from 57 countries presented their new products for the first time in Frankfurt am Main. At the same time, a significantly higher level of internationality meant that ISH became even more relevant: 66 percent of exhibitors (2017: 64 percent) and almost 48 percent of visitors (2017: around 40 percent) came from outside Germany.
“ISH has once again demonstrated that it connects all international players from the sector. Only together is it possible to achieve the climate targets – naturally in a personal dialogue here at ISH. The change in the sequence of days to Monday to Friday has also contributed to this”, said Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt.
Walking stick specialists Classic Canes of Hinton St George, Somerset, helped long-serving employee, Valerie Manley, to celebrate her 30th anniversary with the family firm.
Mrs Manley has worked as a warehouse assistant at Classic Canes for three decades, packing and despatching walking sticks to the company’s customers around the world. The Directors of the company presented her with an engraved crystal vase, a bouquet of flowers and a long weekend for two at a luxury hotel.
Managing Director, Charlotte Gillan, said: “We are very grateful to Valerie for three decades of hard work, loyalty and lots of fun. She is at the core of our team and a much-loved member of staff.”
A happy Mrs Manley commented: “I have really enjoyed my thirty years at Classic Canes and seeing how the business has grown and changed in that time. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”
Pictured left to right: Ben Porter, Diana Porter, Valerie Manley and Charlotte Gillan celebrate Valerie’s 30 anniversary with Classic Canes
Lila Jewellery has so far donated over £169,000 to SSAFA (www.ssafa.org.uk/) and Combat Stress by donating 10% of the RRP from sales of its poppy jewellery (www.combatstress.org.uk) and that sum is increasing all the time.
A beautiful and touching way to support our armed forces.