ISH, Europe’s biggest bathroom exhibition, is returning to the Messe Frankfurt exhibition centre on March 14-17, 2023, with a focus on “marketable solutions for a sustainable future”.
The show is held every two years and in 2021 was a digital-only event as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2023, organisers are expecting around 2,000 exhibitors to present their solutions for renewable sources of energy, sustainable water usage and clean air.
ISH brand management director Stefan Seitz said: “At present, we expect around 2,000 exhibitors to participate and take advantage of the power of attraction exercised by ISH for their businesses. They are spread fairly evenly across the two main sections of the fair, ISH Water and ISH Energy.
“ Accordingly, the coming ISH is an unrivalled opportunity for them to present their solutions to an international audience of trade visitors, to profit from networking effects and to exchange valuable knowledge.”
Around 70% of exhibitors are expected to come from outside Germany and the organisers claimed that the 2023 edition. Exhibitors are expected from Italy, Turkey, Spain, China, Poland, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland, spread across the two main areas of the fair – ISH Water and ISH Energy.
Based in Halls 1 to 6, ISH Water focuses on modern bathroom design and sustainable technology in the use of water. Visitors are promised innovative products and solutions for the lifestyle-oriented bathroom and a hygienic drinking-water installation.
In Halls 8 to 12, ISH Energy will showcase innovative heat-generation products, especially heat-pump technology as well as modern heat distribution and delivery systems. It will also focus on cooling, air conditioning and ventilation technology.
“At ISH 2023,” said the organisers, “everything will revolve around innovations that contribute to achieving climate-protection targets and a responsible and efficient use of resources. Buildings, which account for around 40% of energy consumption, can play an important role in this.
“Thus, sustainability is the most important issue facing the sector and the determining factor for all top themes. In the ISH Energy section, the focus is on the expansion of renewable energies, decarbonisation, greater energy efficiency, heat-pump technology and the use of hydrogen.
“In the ISH Water section, the spotlight with ‘Resource Water’ is on the sustainable use and supply-side security of drinking water. The second top theme, the ‘Sustainable Bathroom’ puts the emphasis on ecological factors in the bathroom.”
There will also be a programme of ‘hotspot’ events, including Hotspot Water, Hotspot Energy, Hotspot Innovation. ‘Pop up my Bathroom’ highlights lifestyle-oriented trends and ‘Therapeutic Bathroom’ looks at the challenges of meeting the steeply rising demand for bathrooms suitable for all ages and abilities.
A digital platform, ISH Digital Extension, will also accompany the trade fair and run for a week afterwards. It offers participants the opportunity to visit the fair virtually and allow users to make contact with customers or suppliers either at the fair or digitally.