Messe Düsseldorf GmbH has reported that the 2019 Caravan Salon significantly increased the previous year’s record result and set a new all-time record.
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“Caravan Salon 2019 was an outstanding event with satisfied visitors and exhibitors, brilliant sales figures and an excellent mood across the entire fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany,” said Wolfram Diener, managing director at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. “With 268,000 visitors, the number of attendees (2018: 250,211) more than fulfilled our expectations as organizers and, especially, the expectations of the exhibitors. This makes our event not only the most visited trade fair for caravanning but also the best attended leisure and holiday trade fair in Europe.”
A total of 645 exhibitors from 31 countries presented their innovations and current models in 13 halls and on the outdoor space. About 2,100 RVs were displayed on more than 2.3 million square feet, plus accessories, technical equipment, attachment parts, awnings and mobile homes. In addition, campsites, RV parks and travel destinations were on show.
“Caravan Salon is growing constantly and underscores its great relevance for both the industry as a glamorous business platform and for the entire family as an experience destination. It is not only the diversity of vehicles and products that give Caravan Salon a unique selling point. In Düsseldorf visitors also get to see the latest state-of-the-art innovations and developments in caravanning, plus all the topical trend themes, innovations and visions for the years to come,” added Wolfram Diener and noted that the joint concept of the exhibitors, the and the Düsseldorf trade fair company was a complete success.
“The new materials presented here, various drive technologies as well as the solutions for weight reduction show that the industry is intensively concerned with many topics of the future,” said Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD)President Hermann Pfaff. “Many manufacturers are looking to the future with great optimism. The Düsseldorf trade fair is the most important platform for international industry experts and insiders, who can network and make contacts here.”
“At the start of the event, we already managed to make it perfectly clear that the takeover of Erwin Hymer Group by Thor Industries creates a win-win situation for all parties involved,” said Martin Brandt, chairman of the board at Erwin Hymer Group. “With our broad-based portfolio we offer the right solution for all customer needs worldwide. More clearly than ever we have noticed: caravanning is the trend.”