D – This year’s Ambiente had registered a slight decline in the number of visitors when it closed its doors on February 13, 2018: According to the official attendance figure, 134,600 buyers from 168 countries (2017: 140,963 from 153 countries), attended the five-day leading global trade show of the consumer goods industry to inspect the product ranges of the 4,441 exhibitors from 89 countries (2017: 4,460 exhibitors from 94 countries) order goods and network. 81% of the exhibitors came from abroad this year and thus turned Ambiente, which is organised by Messe Frankfurt GmbH, into the most international edition of all time. Reaching 60% for the first time ever, the share of foreign visitors was higher than ever too.

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Ambiente is considered to be the leading international show for products tableware items, gifts and decoration articles, jewellery and living concepts.

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The Netherlands were the partner country of this year’s edition.


The exhibitors praised the level of internationality and the quality of the visitors and underlined the significance of the show as a central industry meeting point. Furthermore, the suppliers and organisers were satisfied with the ordering behaviour of the trade audience.

This year’s edition of Ambiente was shaped by Oranje, the traditional partner country presentation was staged by the Dutch industry designer, Robert Bronwasser. Next year Ambiente is scheduled to take place from February 8-12, 2019. The partner country is going to be India.


Photo source: Messe Frankfurt GmbH

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