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August 07, 2018

IFA 2018: IFA Business Days – a matchmaking tool

Network, find information and innovate at IFA 2018

Berlin, 7 August 2018 -The IFA Business Days offer trade visitors a wide range of options free of charge. Due to the great success last year, the IFA Business Days 2018 will again be carried out in cooperation with the Enterprise Europe Network for International Economic Development (EEN). In addition to the main organizers, there are already 22 co-organizers from 14 countries participating in the IFA Business Days 2018.

Matchmaking Meetings
Targeted matchmaking meetings give exhibitors and visitors at IFA the opportunity to meet potential business partners that exactly match their needs. Meetings organized before the show help IFA participants to connect with each other. Shortly before the start of IFA you will receive a schedule with the confirmed dates. The Matchmaking App helps to match meetings during the show.

The matchmaking meetings take place from 31 August – 3 September 2018 in the context of IFA Next in hall 26a and from 3 – 5 September 2018 in the context of IFA Global Markets at STATION-Berlin. An overview of all sessions within IFA NEXT and IFA Global Markt are listed in the agenda.

The matchmaking sessions on Sunday, September 2, also offer IFA + Summit participants the opportunity to network with each other, with other trade visitors or with exhibitors of the IFA.

IFA Business Tours
As part of the Business Tours, selected exhibitors will be visited to present their products and services, as well as to give a special insight into the various topics of IFA NEXT in Hall 26a:

• "Smart Living", Friday, 31 August 2018, 2 – 3.30pm
• "VR / AR / AI", Monday, 3 September 2018, 11 - 12.30 am
• "IoT & Robotics", Monday, 3 September 2018, 2 – 3.30pm

IFA Business Sessions
IFA Global Markets offer two-hour lectures and workshops on various topics around the opportunities of global trade, such as September 5, "International Intellectual Property Protection". Further information about the business sessions within the IFA Global Markets in STATION-Berlin can be obtained online.

As part of IFA NEXT, experts from the Enterprise Europe Network will also be sharing their knowledge with the participants at information events. This will be followed shortly by a schedule.

The IFA Business Days are free of charge for all trade visitors with an IFA trade visitor ticket. Registration in advance is absolutely necessary as the places to participate are limited. Please register here.

About IFA Berlin
IFA is the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. It will take place at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City) from 31 August to 5 September 2018. Alongside the event, IFA Global Markets will take place from 2 to 5 September at Station Berlin, bringing together buyers and OEMs / ODMs at Europe’s largest sourcing show for the electronics sector.