ny was registered soon afterwards in March of the same year The shareholders were leather goods manufacturers who represent ed leather town Offenbach reminisces Arnd Hinrich Kappe Around 60 producers sub scribed to smaller shares says the manag ing director of Messe Offenbach The leather goods fairs were to create a showcase for their products Soon the provisional exhibition areas were bursting at the seams Between 1950 and 1953 the first three exhibition halls were therefore built at today s site It was a bold investment says Arnd Hinrich Kappe who sees this pioneering achievement as the first milestone The founders focused entirely on the leather goods industry eschewing other fairs for further industries But then many years later Messe Offenbach opened its gates to other topics and guest events That was the second milestone Kappe explains This created a new source of income which in turn benefited the exhibitions in Offenbach and the ILM As the third milestone he de scribes the reinforced expansion of the com pany s international events for the past five years Over the last seven decades ILM has changed its function Trade fairs used to be pure product shows recalls Arnd Hinrich Kappe Today it s about offering a meeting place for the entire industry about building trust among people On the one hand this generates an added value for the target groups for example through lectures on sales promotion or visual merchandising At the same time it promotes a dialogue This includes seemingly unspectacular events such as Feierabendbierchen after work beer which is to take place after closing time in future Exhibitors and visitors will be able to reflect on the exhibition day in a relaxed atmosphere argues the managing director When they look each other in the eye they will know whom they re dealing with This communicative function will be come ever more important with increasing digitisation People are analog and there fore they love gatherings like the ILM where they can interact with others www messe offenbach de PB 18 FOCUS TradeFairs Internation al 1 2019 Perfect Meeting is the official partner of Messe München Since January 2019 Perfect Meeting has been Messe München s official partner for findinghotel accommodation for the trade fair company s exhibitors This is a further milestonefor our company and underlines our high level of expertise and acceptance as a global trade fair service provider say a happy Angelica and Thomas Stäbler Our role in this partner ship is to take care of selecting the right hotels for exhibitors say the two directors We select and book a suitable hotel based on the respective customer s requirements such as the de sired location or given budget This service is free of charge for the exhibitor Our knowledge of the market ensures that each company can book the right hotel at the right price say Angelica and Thomas Stäbler Conversely exhibitors have an absolutely trustworthy and reliable partner at their side who is approved by Messe München In addition Perfect Meet ing can help the respective customer with extra services and make life easier for the exhibit ing companies The range of services includes attendee management online registration transfer service trade fair hostess service event organisation catering and concierge services Being able to outsource all exhibition related services exhibitors can look after their core business and save time and money stress the two managing directors of Perfect Meeting www perfect meeting de Internationale Lederwarenmesse in Offenbach Eingangsszenario aus vergangenen Tagen International Leather Goods Fair in Offenbach entrance scenario of yesteryear Ph ot o M es se O ffe nb ac h

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