Expertise en masse
“The ISH is the leading platform for our new solutions and ideas on aesthetics, function and homeliness in the bathroom. The beauty, precision and robust nature of steel and enamel is best experienced directly, by viewing first hand”, according to Thilo C. Pahl, Managing Director of bathroom object specialist Bette. And Frank Jahns, Head of Sales at Stiebel Eltron, adds: “It’s about time the doors finally opened – we really are awaiting the ISH with bated breath. The trade fair is simply the best opportunity to present innovations and advancements and to communicate our philosophy and ideas. I am looking forward to our visitors, to many interesting discussions.”
Architects, designers, planners, dealers and tradesmen – all of them find valuable inspiration for energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning technology, not to mention sustainable sanitary technology and innovative bathroom design, at the exhibition for the combination of water and energy.
The world’s leading trade fair for the combination of water and energy has been offering pioneering building solutions for more than 50 years now. This year more than 2,450 German and international exhibitors will be on location presenting their technologies and solutions. In line with the motto “Bathrooms for people”, technology that is firmly aligned to today’s needs will be discussed alongside sustainable, design-oriented bathroom solutions in the “ISH Water” area. All the trade fair booths on “ISH Water” will be located on the eastern side of the trade fair grounds, together with “World of installation technology,” in Halls 3, 4, 5, 6 as well as in the Festhalle and Forum.
In the second exhibition area, entitled “ISH Energy”, visitors can view the entire spectrum of innovative building systems technology, which takes account of the merging of heat and green electricity. The increasing integration of digital technic in heating technologies will likewise be a focal topic. Under the name “Aircontec", air-conditioning, cooling and ventilation technology is a firm part of “ISH Energy”. Indeed, alongside heat pumps for heating and cooling, solar air conditioning and heat recovery, visitors can expect to see solutions for free cooling and indirect evaporative cooling. Both exhibition areas are located on the western side of the grounds in Halls 8, 9, 10 and 11. Moreover, a partner country will be presented for the second time: Succeeding Poland, which had the honor last year, is Turkey, the second-largest foreign exhibiting nation, which will be represented by over 130 companies.
All informations at a glance
There are numerous events and free offers accompanying the trade fair:
Design Plus powered by ISH
The 25 winners of the “Design Plus” competition announced in advance of the fair will receive their awards on the opening day of the trade fair in the foyer of Hall 4.2 at 2 p.m. When assessing all the various products entries, the jury of experts relied on a number of criteria, including design quality, overall concept, innovativeness and technical and ecological aspects. The products can be viewed during the ISH in the special Design Plus zone in the Hall 4.2 lobby.
Guided tours for architects, planners and designers
Guided tours of the trade fair will be offered in German and English for architects and planners as well as for developers, operators, public officials and building and planning department staff. Advance online registration is required. Moreover, world-architects, Bauverlag BV and Heinze GmbH are offering themed tours in German and English for internationally active architects, designers and planners. The tours start and end in the Outlook Lounge in Hall 4.2.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit mbH is organizing guided tours in German especially for technical planners, engineers, developers and operators. The tours start in the Building Forum in Hall 10.3.
The tours held by the German Sustainable Building Council will start in the Aspect Room in Hall 3.C.
Innovation Award Architecture + Technology
This award focuses on building products that particularly meet the needs of architects. The awards ceremony will take place on March 14, 2017 at the same place as the special show in the foyer of Hall 4.2.
Trendforum „Pop up my Bathroom“
“Timeless” design has had its day: Customized bathrooms are now all the rage, ones that allow for flexibility in all areas from technology to adjustable furniture systems to the color of the ceramic. The trend forum “Pop up my Bathroom” hosted by the German Sanitary Industry Association in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt will be presenting individual solutions for any installation situation in the Europa Room. The management of fittings, lighting and sound systems via smart home tools will also be presented in the forum.
Gate to Messe/ Messe to Gate
For a relaxed journey to and from the trade fair, Frankfurt Airport is offering an accompanied transport service from 149 euros.
Discounted entrance tickets for the ISH can be ordered online in advance. You can also exchange vouchers for entrance tickets at the ticket shop.
Frankfurt/Main trade fair grounds
March 14 to 18, 2017
March 14 to 17, 2017: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March 18, 2017: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (public day)