The trade visitor tickets for IFA 2018 are online
Early Bird trade visitor tickets for IFA 2018 available now!
Don´t miss the opportunity to get your trade visitor or IFA+ Summit ticket at a special price now. Visit the IFA Ticket Shop today!
2018 is no different: The early bird catches the worm. Trade visitors who have already decided to come to IFA, can get their Early Bird tickets online at a much lower price than at the door. If you are among the visitors who plan their trip well in advance, you should definitely not miss the opportunity to visit IFA at a special, reduced price – with all the trimmings:
IFA trade visitor ticket: 1 day pre-sales online, just €40.00 instead of €49.00
IFA trade visitor ticket: 2 days pre-sales online, just €58.00 instead of €72.00
The IFA trade visitor ticket gives you everything you need for a comfortable and successful visit to the show:
- Fast Lane for speedy entrance
- Entry to IFA Global Markets and Expert Talks
- Lunch package at IFA Global Markets (limited voucher)
- Shuttle services
- IFA Keynotes
- Guided tours for trade visitors
- IFA trade show catalogue
- Free monthly digital subscription to Dealerscopefor 1 year
- Free WiFi (at the South Entrance Trade Visitor Reception)
- Trade visitor reception with breakfast:
- Daily between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. – South and East Entrances
- Conference and meeting rooms
All you need to know about IFA trade visitor tickets and the online ticket shop: > HERE
North America’s innovative business opportunity
20-21 June 2018 – CE Week in New York City
The countdown has started! From 20-21 June, CE Week will be all about IoT, robotics, smart home, wearables and connected cars – the industries’ key players will all be there!
Packed your suitcase, got your tickets? Then let's get started: The exciting Consumer and Home Electronics retail convention on the East Coast is just around the corner. Even if you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, you can still experience the technologies that will shape the North American market in the future – at CE Week 2018 in New York City.
Welcome to Manhattan
CE Week not only presents innovations – it is one! This year’s move to the Javits K. Convention Center in the heart of Manhattan opens up better exhibition opportunities than ever before. CE Week 2018 will offer unprecedented networking opportunities with manufacturers, developers, startups, top influencers, retailers, buyers, bloggers, distributors and investors.
A wide-ranging program
Don’t miss the Retailer Meetups, CONNECT2CAR by SAE, the Best in Show Ceremony and an exciting conference program! From Connected & Autonomous Cars, Digital Home, Smart Mobility, In-Store Experience, Startup Success, Home Renovation, 5G and the Internet of Things, Mixed Reality, TV Quality to Privacy and Security : Choose the trending topics you would like to know more about.
All information for last-minute visitors: > HERE
Smart devices and AI become a sales hit
IFA 2018 in Berlin – A show of digitalization
Something exciting is happening in Consumer and Home Electronics: Technology trends such as voice control and artificial intelligence are increasing the pace of innovation. IFA 2018 will show what direction this success story will take.
Connected devices for the home, artificial intelligence and 8K televisions with outstanding screen quality are among the top technology trends this year. IFA 2018 is a unique platform for these and all other innovations in Consumer and Home Electronics who want to present themselves successfully.
Global order platform No. 1
From 31 August to 5 September, the exhibition grounds under Berlin’s Funkturm will once again be the exclusive showcase for new products and solutions from brand manufacturers. For retailers, IFA has been the No. 1 order platform for many years and is expanding its position further this year.
IFA NEXT to focus on Voice Recognition, AI, Robotics
Emerging Products on Display from German Start-up Association, La French Tech, Hardware Club and Companies from South Korea and Hong Kong.
Be sure to visit IFA NEXT (Hall 26) the global innovation hub that will bring together leading companies, researchers, start-ups and retailers showcasing the latest tech innovations in voice recognition, AI and robotics.The successful concept is being significantly expanded this year.ZVEI will host a house for smart living featuring home appliances, digital media and energy management that react to voice commands.
Amazon and its system partners will showcase audio systems, TVs, dishwashers and lighting systems that respond to instructions and queries to “Alexa“. Robots will have a dedicated area at IFA NEXT including a program that lets young visitors assemble their own robots. Be sure to stop by the IFA NEXT Stage to hear from start-ups showcasing their latest products and services for business profitability and consumer lifestyle!
Premiere in 2018: Shift AUTOMOTIVE
Shift AUTOMOTIVE is the new biannual Convention on the future of mobility. The convention will explore how new automotive technologies are changing our mobility and impacting our lives. The convention is a joint venture of the Geneva International Motor Show, Palexpo, IFA and Messe Berlin, and is taking place for the very first time on 4 and 5 September 2018 – alongside IFA in Berlin. The second edition will follow in Geneva in March 2019. IFA Executive Director Jens Heithecker is already looking forward to the exhibitors, visitors, different segments and conventions: “From our IFA vantage point, we see the key trends across brands, start-ups, inventors, retailers and consumers. And what’s obvious to us is that we are at the tipping point for a dramatic acceleration of innovation, driven by technology megatrends and ever closer co-operation across the whole industry ecosystem. This will kickstart growth, transform our lives and will soon give the term “consumer electronics” a completely new meaning.”
IFA Global Markets
Opportunities in sourcing: The latest sales strategies
Even bigger, even more informative: From 2-5 September 2018, IFA Global Markets, Europe’s largest B2B sourcing platform, boasts a comprehensive range of products, inspiration and insider knowledge.
Suppliers, component manufacturers, OEMs and ODMs meet exclusively with professional customers and partners from the Consumer and Home Electronics industry at IFA Global Markets, IFA’s major B2B trading center for buyers and retailers, at STATION-Berlin.
Manufacturers, importers, distributors and dealers can get up to date with keynotes, matchmaking and business sessions hosted by the Enterprise Europe Network, at the International Suppliers Park ISP @ IFA Global Markets and at the EXPERT TALKS @ IFA Global Markets.
EXPERT TALKS @ IFA Global Markets – Everything buyers need to know today
These talks, in the form of speeches and industry panels will provide insights to buyers, manufacturers, and press who need to understand the latest in buying requirements, new opportunities and challenges.
EXPERT TALKS offers a forum for buyers to understand common problems, share experiences, and learn about the business from different angles - generalists can learn from specialists, distributors can better understand a retailer's perspective, for example.
EXPERT TALKS' different panels will reflect numerous channel segments, much of the European geography, and various product categories. The "on demand solutions & technologies" (such as Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Voice, AI, Virtual & Mixed Reality-, Smart Home) will be covered as well as traditional consumer and home electronics (TV, Audio, Mobile, Small Kitchen Appliances).
Highlights this year will include a KEYNOTE ADDRESS, a SPECIAL KEYNOTE PANEL and the EXPERTS RECEPTION on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018.
Find the latest information about IFA Global Markets: > HERE
Get your Global Markets Trade Visitor ticket: > HERE
Stars in the IFA Summer Garden – live and open air
Top acts 2018: from James Blunt to Fritz DeutschPoeten
The IFA Summer Garden is one of Berlin’s most beautiful open-air stages. And for IFA, some of the music world’s brightest stars will be performing! From James Blunt to Clueso, crowd pleasers will be taking the stage again in 2018.
James Blunt is sure to be one of the very special highlights of IFA’s concerts under the Funkturm 2018. On 2 September at 6:30 p.m. in the IFA Summer Garden, he will thrill the audience with songs from his latest album The Afterlove together with some of his greatest hits.
The artist had his breakthrough in 2005 with the mega hit, You're Beautiful, and his first album, Back To Bedlam. It came 17th in the best-selling records of the past 60 years and received around 80 platinum awards worldwide. Since then, Blunt has conquered the hearts of his fans not only with his songs, but also with charm and humor. He has sold over 20 million albums and nearly 13 million singles worldwide.
Tickets start at €43.50 plus fees and are available > HERE. The ticket is also valid on 31.08., 01.09. or 02.09.2018 as an IFA day ticket.
The Summer Garden is only open for concerts during IFA. On 30 August, Olli Schulz will be performing with the Viennese band Wanda. The Fritz DeutschPoeten festival will feature Kontra K, Bausa, Megaloh, SDP, Romano, Eunique, Brett and Clueso on 31 August and 1 September.
A unique experience – and only in Berlin!
The U.S Air Forces in Europe Band feat. Till Brönner, presented by radioBerlin, in the IFA Summer Garden
It is a unique musical premiere in the IFA Sommergarten: Till Brönner, Germany’s best known trumpeter meets the U.S. Air Forces In Europe Band, one of the last existing big bands. Together they will present a relaxed mixture of swing evergreens from Glen Miller to Benny Goodman plus the greatest pop hits of all time. On 4 September the IFA Summer Garden will swing in tune with great big band sound of the1940s.
Entrance: 4:00 p.m.; Concert begins: 5:00 p.m.
Tickets available > HERE.
Tickets are also valid for entry to IFA on 4 September
CE China is just around the corner
Register now as a trade visitor, it´s not too late!
If you want to be successful in the Asian market, be part of CE China: From 3-5 May 2018, Asia’s premier trade show for Consumer & Home Electronics will offer this year again many brands and highlights. Online registration runs until May 2, 2018.
Tech improvements that offer the consumer a seamless environment. Devices that are getting always smaller, thinner and more user-friendly. Global players seeking partners to help them to meet the growing demand of Asian consumers for international brands. Find all of this, and more, at CE China.
Your ticket to the Asian market
In addition to major Chinese brands and trading companies such as Haier, Huawei, Midea and Suning, renowned international brands are also on board. This includes Bosch, which will once again be present with a large exhibition stand.
Another highlight is the world’s thinnest flexible full color display (0.01 mm!) developed by the U.S. high-tech company Royole. Get also ready to discover brands such as Nardi from Italy, the Dutch air purifier manufacturer Clean Air and the innovative small appliances from the Korean brand Printec.
Power briefings, news apps and digital press boxes
The novelty at CE China: IFA Retail University. Companies such as Blaupunkt, CASO Design, Elgato, Fakir and Severin will have the full attention of Chinese retailers during 20-minute power briefings. Seize the opportunity and see how these brands present themselves with this innovative format.
As our media partner, we are proud to have Business Wire, who will be offering digital press boxes to the exhibitors. And last but not least, we are also partnering with Jinri Toutiao (今日头条) – one of the biggest news apps in China. Don´t forget to sign up in time: >HERE
Countdown to CE Week 2018
Premiere: IFA partners with one of the most important industry events in the USA
CE Week from 20-21 June in New York provides impressive insights into innovative trends and technologies in the world of Consumer & Home Electronics. This event is a must for anyone who wants to make new contacts within the industry in North America and is looking for a perfect networking platform via the Retailer Meetups.
For more than a decade, CE Week has been one of the most important industry events in the USA. This year IFA will be on board for the first time as an organizer. In the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, you can meet a huge number of the industry’s key players on the North American market: Trade. Media. Brands. Startups. And all this in the heart of New York.
Take advantage of Retailer Meetups
During the CE Week the Retailer Meetups format offers unique benefits to its participants: Make the most out of pre-arranged meetings and intensive one-on-one sessions with the most important players of the North American market. Take advantage of face-to-face meetings with key retailers and distributors. Get to know the top influencers in the industry and secure the undivided attention of selected consumers directly from your target groups during personal conversations.
Don’t miss the chance to expand your network and build long-term strategic partnerships with companies and investors.
Click here to find out more about Retailer Meetups.
Stay up to date
How do you generate the best possible attention for your brand? Which innovations will change the market? And how do visitors react to new products? CE week answers all of these questions and offers on top an impressive platform to expand your network: the best opportunities for the best products at the best time in front of the best audience.
Register today for CE Week 2018!
Take advantage of global opportunities
This year, more key target groups will meet at CE Week than ever before: wholesalers and retailers, multipliers and press representatives, investors and analysts, bloggers and techies. In short: everyone who experiences, shapes and impacts the tech developments in the market.
Establish relationships with retailers in North America. Discover the many advantages of large-scale sales in addition to online business. Gain important competitive advantages in an industry that is constantly creating new sensations. Meet consumers who are looking for the latest innovations. Get to know exhibitors as they showcase the newest trends and technologies. Experience fascinating stage presentations, exciting awards ceremonies and networking parties in the heart of New York City.
You will find all information about CE Week, June 20 and 21, 2018: > HERE
New at IFA 2018: Shift AUTOMOTIVE
The new partnership for visionary ideas in the field of mobility
The Geneva International Motor Show and IFA are the global leaders in the automotive and the consumer electronics events. From 4-5 September, the two brands are joining forces to hold their first convention in Berlin.
The automotive industry is one that faces serious innovation and possible disruption over the next few years and well into the 21st century. It’s also an industry that’s collided with more areas of consumer electronics than the typical consumer might realize. As such, IFA, the world’s largest consumer and home electronics show, and the Geneva International Motor Show have teamed up—along with Palexpo and Messe Berlin—to launch Shift AUTOMOTIVE, a new biannual convention. Come and experience what happens when two major players of these industries explore the future of driving together.
Full speed ahead into the automotive future
The success or failure of the mobility revolution will depend primarily on whether consumers are ready for these changes. Will new technologies make driving more complex, or less? What happens when drivers become no more than passengers? Do drivers and passengers see transport disruption as a threat or an opportunity? Shift AUTOMOTIVE will show how the new technologies are changing the way we think, live and drive, for the better.
Experience first-hand the combined power of consumer electronics and the automotive industry. This new automotive convention will be held twice a year. The first dates: September 4 and 5, 2018 in Berlin and March 2019 in Geneva.
The future is coming to Berlin.
IFA+ Summit, the conference part of the IFA, will be taking place from 2-3 September 2018. Around this year´s slogan – PLUG-Inspiration - more than 50 interdisciplinary speakers will be sharing their thoughts on our connected future. Get your Early Bird ticket now!
The industry’s leading minds, international trendsetters and creative thinkers will be presenting ideas and visions on the future of new, high-tech forms of connectivity and innovative business models to the guests of the convention.
Thematic clusters at IFA+ Summit 2018
The event is articulated around four clusters that focus on future digital trends: Intelligence 2024 – what impact will artificial intelligence and smart technologies have on our future? Society 2024 – how is digitalization changing our society? Interaction 2024 – how are interactions between humans, but also between humans and machines evolving? Experience 2024 – how are new technologies impacting our usage behavior?
Early Bird tickets are available now!
Spend two inspiring days at IFA+ Summit 2018 and learn more about future technologies and new forms of digital connectivity. Get a chance to discuss with scientists, artists, developers, researchers and digital pioneers. For more about IFA+ Summit 2018 and the Early Bird tickets, visit: ifaplussummit.com
IFA at the movies
IFA’s visionary event for film industry professionals at the Berlinale 2018
What opportunities and risks does digitalization have in store for the film industry? The Industry Debates at the EFM HORIZON during the Berlinale film festival explored the issues facing the movers and shakers, the media and the film industry.
Filmmakers, producers, technicians and financiers face a host of new challenges. From 16-18 February, EFM HORIZON at the European Film Market in the Berliner Freiheit event location at Potsdamer Platz hosted discussions on the digital transformation of the film industry from a professional perspective. The EFM Industry Debates focused on the financial and social consequences – presented by IFA.
What works – and where?
What do audiences want to see in 2018, and what channels will they be using? What impact do digital platforms have on filmmaking and marketing? Why are companies better off with a diversity strategy? And what lucrative business models can be developed with Virtual Reality? Throughout the EFM Industry Debates, developers, technicians, journalists and consultants shared their visions of where the industry is heading.
IFA is proud to contribute its support to their innovative ideas.
Register for CE China today!
China’s most efficient CE retail trade show is just around the corner – 3-5 May 2018
CE China in Shenzhen connects global brands and Chinese retail giants in the world’s largest market. And you can register now.
In May, the consumer electronics industry will come together in Shenzhen: CE China at the Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen is well on its way to becoming the most important Asian retail platform for international brands. Anyone who wants to successfully place their products in this huge market can’t miss CE China from 3-5 May 2018. Simply register: > HERE
Key brands are already on board
Chinese brands, such as Haier, Huawei and Midea will be joining European companies, including CASO Design (Germany), Clean Air (Netherlands), Fakir (Germany), GYPI (Belgium), LIFA Air (Finland) and Richmond & Finch (Sweden), and China’s largest retailers, Suning, Tmall/Alibaba and JD.com as official partners of CE China 2018.
New – IFA Retail University
Don't miss the premiere of IFA Retail University! This innovative format offers international brands the opportunity to present themselves to Chinese retailers in compact, 20-minute briefings. The Chinese retail sector wants to satisfy growing demand from the Chinese middle class for international branded products, which means that the IFA Retail University is an ideal opportunity to garner maximum attention. Beurer, CASO Design, Fakir, Huawei and Severin have already confirmed their participation. How about you?
CE Week powered by IFA
New shape for a well-known conference and event in New York with an exciting line-up
CE Week has been one of the most important networking events in the USA for CE retailers and industry partners. From 20-21 June 2018, IFA will be on board for the first time as a partner and an organizer – at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Designed for the consumer electronics and appliance industry leaders, CE Week is where industry professionals gather to check out the latest products and services and examine the trends that are driving today's new, innovative technologies.
Accelerate the Growth of Your Business
For over 10 years, technology companies seeking accelerated growth and increased sales in the ever-evolving consumer technology industry have come to New York City in the middle of the year to be part of CE Week. Buyers are getting ready to start placing orders and preparing for the holiday and back-to-school seasons, so it's the perfect time of the year to showcase your products and services.
This year, CE Week is bringing together even larger segments of the industry - from retailers, distributors, and entrepreneurs, to powerful media, key influencers, and passionate tech enthusiasts. Optimize your brand's exposure in front of all of the audiences you need to succeed in the second half of 2018.
Register Now for the must-attend consumer tech event of the Summer
Meeting place for buyers, dealers, wholesalers and the media
Occurring at the Javits K. Convention Center on June 20-21, 2018, CE Week is merging innovation, passion, and the latest in emerging technology to bring you unique networking opportunities and the most up-to-date industry content. Attendees include industry professionals such as press, trade affiliates, buyers, bloggers, investors, educators, and other qualified market influencers.
Join your colleagues to check out the latest products and services and examine the trends that are driving today's new, innovative technologies. The event covers an extensive array of topics such as 3D Printing, AR & VR, Audio, Connected Car, Drones, Gaming, Smart Home and more. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from the leaders and change-makers in the fast moving world of consumer technology - register below!
Find everything you need to know about the new CE Week, 20-21 June 2018: > HERE
Who can offer the best user experience?
The clock is ticking on applications for the UX Design Awards 2018
Connected product and service worlds need to create a positive user experience in every detail. Whoever is most adept at mastering this task has the best chance of winning one of the UX Design Awards at IFA!
Start-ups, companies, agencies, and consortia of companies, research institutes and academic institutions worldwide can now apply to participate in the UX Design Awards 2018. This unique competition highlights the USPs of innovative products and services in the global marketplace. All entries nominated by the jury will be presented in an exhibition at IFA from 31 August - 5 September.
Submission deadline: 31 March 2018
This competition knows no industry boundaries: Product solutions and concepts from all application areas are welcome. What’s important is that they have found a new approach to user experience, have solved a problem particularly well, or have found a new path to that goal. Market-ready or already marketed products, services, physical and virtual environments, technological product studies, product or service prototypes and research projects may be submitted. Submissions must be received by 31 March 2018.
Exceptional marketing benefits
The UX Design Award is an excellent way to boost sales. After all, only a strictly limited number of prize winners are honored every year. And thanks to the prominent jury of experts, the awards have enjoyed a consistently high reputation for many years. Award winners receive premium trophies and benefit from extensive logo packages and jury statements for their communication measures. The exhibition of the nominated works and the award ceremony at IFA enhances international communication and visibility. In other words: join in!
Find out more about participating and the competition: > HERE