Connected & read to be inspired
With a beautiful greeting and all encompassing welcome, I am finally here: Guten Morgen Frankfurt! This is probably my favourite place to start the year. For our industry, I think this is where it all begins: at Ambiente. Trip after trip, my returning visits feel like the start to the trend forecast on a global scale and I am so fortunate I get to be a part of it each year. It makes me feel so at home here.The event is so much more than just a fair. It showcases an array of everything you could think of. The market of today and tomorrow will focus on all segments and sales channels. I am looking forward to the Dining, Giving and Living areas, which offer an array of products unrivaled at any other fair. Experience innovative design and the latest trends. At the most important showcase of the international consumer goods industry.
This is where the world meets up, this is where I get to network and connect with the top designers and retailers, giving a world class review of what to expect this year. With the latest design trends and innovations and our partner country presentation, around 136,000 trade visitors from 143 countries benefit from a forward-looking market overview and a range of goods unique in terms of breadth and depth. In 2016, more than 4,386 exhibitors from over 95 nations showcased their latest product ideas.Numerous events focus on diverse industry themes and offer an ideal meeting place. As a consumer goods trade fair of major significance, Ambiente is also the central platform for contract business, the Horeca segment and sourcing. It is an important trading post for the growing sustainable consumer goods segment and brings business partners, ideas and success together at one location.
In order to be on top and stay connected as an international influencer, I will keep you updated with my B4i. travel sim card. It’s a really great asset when travelling to foreign countries. Travellers can buy a local sim card with airtime and data online and it will be waiting for you at your choice of accommodation. No hassle, no fuss, no stress: just instant connectivity. You get sent your number prior to the departure at a super cheap cost.
What’s even better is the convenience of it all. They even drop off the sim card in South Africa before you leave for the USA or Europe. So keep up to date, as per usual and follow #MarciaExploresAmbiente on all our social platforms.
Here’s what to look forward to: a teaser for Ambiente 2017