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September 02, 2020

IFA 2020 Special Edition: gfu kicks off IFA 2020 Special Edition with Insights & Trends

A day before the official start of IFA 2020 Special Edition a representative study by gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH presented at the gfu Insights & Trends event in Berlin shows significant changes in terms of shopping behavior, work and education, leisure time and digitalization due to the corona pandemic. Important trend topics are home schooling, home office and the increasing importance of home electronics. 

At the event, representatives from the consumer & home electronics and related industries, from the retail sector and from media and science provided insights into the corona situation in Germany. 

For more information see the full gfu press release. 
https://gfu.de/en/gfu-insights-trends-2020/

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The IFA 2020 Special Edition - consisting of physical live events focusing on its B2B core functions of IFA - offers a meeting place for industry and trade in the IFA Business, Retail & Meeting Lounges and cross-industry innovations at SHIFT Mobility meets IFA NEXT. While these event elements are aimed at trade visitors, media representatives can exclusively experience the latest products and services, press briefings and the IFA keynote live at the IFA Global Press Conference.

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