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Ambiente's Dining section gets positive feedback

Good trade at Ambiente 2014 in Frankfurt ensures a high level of satisfaction in the Dining section

Some 2,187 exhibitors presented their latest products and trends for the coming season in the Dining section of Ambiente 2014. The leading companies of different segments were extremely pleased with the course of business at the fair and the further increase in degree of internationality on the visitor side.

Accordingly, Nicolas Luc Villeroy, Member of the Board of Management, Villeroy & Boch AG, said, “The number of visitors from outside Germany has increased yet again and we welcomed representatives of the whole world to our exhibition stand. Ambiente is definitively the world’s leading event for the sector.”

This assessment was shared by Markus H. Kepka, CEO Fissler GmbH: “We are highly satisfied with Ambiente 2014, the most important fair of the year for us. We welcomed visitors from all nations of importance for Fissler to our exhibition stand and are very pleased with the degree of internationality. The label ‘Made in Germany’ is extremely popular around the world and this was confirmed yet again at Ambiente”.

Stephan Koziol, CEO of koziol - ideas for friends GmbH noticed, “A high level of international interest and a great awareness of quality and sustainability. The further away the target markets, the greater the demand for products ‘Made in Germany’. Here in Germany, customers want design coupled with a clear conscience: products that are long-lived and durable. Buyers placed good orders at the fair.”

Thomas Radke, Chairman of the Board of Leifheit AG summarised saying, “We are very pleased with the course of business at the fair. All important national and international customers are here. The mood is very good.”

A similarly good assessment of business at Ambiente was made by Frank Gfrörer, Vice President, Table and Kitchen, WMF Group: “The number of visitors to our exhibition stand is on the same level as last year or slightly higher. All important national and international customers have visited us, as was the case last year, too.”

Oliver Kleine, CEO, glaskoch B. Koch jr. GmbH + Co. KG (LEONARDO) confirmed: “We can report a good fair with a large number of visitors and good discussions from the very beginning.” Also satisfied was Robert van Loosen, Marketing Manager, Fackelmann GmbH + Co. KG, who explained, “For us, business at the fair was good, you could almost say it was business as usual. However, we did welcome customers from more countries than ever before. Even the supposedly crisis-ridden countries from the south of Europe were here, represented by the major chains.”

Kerstin Schütz, Marketing Director, Zwilling J.A. Henckels AG, emphasised the significance of Ambiente: “For us, this is the world’s biggest showroom. Here, our customers can see our new products, the scope of the assortment and decoration and presentation ideas.” About the programme of events at the fair, she said: “We oriented our activities towards the themes of the fair and gained positive results, for example, from the Partner Country Japan theme, through our Japanese knives and Japanese cooking demonstrations on the stand, and through the official tour at the beginning of the fair.”

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