Review 2022

"Water is our element - competence is our offer" was the motto of the successful interbad trade show in Stuttgart. 296 exhibitors, including 34 companies in the special areas, presented product innovations, practical solutions and innovations over four days. The exhibiting companies came from 23 countries, the international presence was 39 percent. The trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas, which is organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für das Badewesen e.V. (DGfdB) together with Messe Stuttgart, also impressed the approximately 8,500 visitors, one in five of whom came from abroad. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the coherent concept of exhibition, congress and versatile supporting program could again take place in personal exchange.

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Exhibitor comments

  • „We regard interbad as a central meeting point where our members from all over Europe come together. The trade fair is an ideal platform for networking and exchanging experiences. This is especially important at this economically challenging time: interbad sends positive signals not only to the industry, but also far beyond to society: it is important to keep swimming pools open. The fantastic response for our Association shows that we coped well with the challenges in the last two years and that we will also overcome future challenges. Messe Stuttgart and the German Association for the Recreational and Medicinal Bath Industry are important partners for our Association. We and these two institutions are delighted that interbad 2022 was again able to capitalise on past successes.“

    Dr. Klaus Batz, Managing Director, European Waterworld Association

  • „We regard interbad as the leading trade fair for swimming pool construction. We meet planners and decision-makers from our customers at the trade fair. The expertise of the visitors at this year's interbad after the corona pandemic was better than expected. We held good discussions. However, we are still in a transitional phase and are keen to see how the general situation will develop up until interbad in 2024. Our common task now is to raise the profile of interbad with a professional concept in order to build on past successes.“

    Marco Lasnig, member of the Board of Management of Zeller Bäderbau GmbH and Chairman of the interbad Advisory Board

  • „interbad provides us with a platform to hold face-to-face discussions with our regular customers and new prospective customers. It is important for us that our solutions can be experienced. We therefore set up the touch points for digital access here in Stuttgart and were able to show live what possibilities are available with our software and hardware solutions.“

    Günther Pöllabauer, Managing Director, TAC | The Assistant Company

  • „interbad is a home game for us and therefore a must-attend event for our company. The industry finally met again, and we used the trade fair to present two genuine world innovations. We exhibited, for example, the new Various hydrojet with four different massage functions in one jet which has 50 per cent less pump capacity and therefore consumes less energy. The topic of energy and resource efficiency is on everyone's lips at present. We presented our relevant solutions to qualified specialist dealers.“

    Otmar Knoll, proprietor, Whirlcare

  • „Looking at people's faces and cultivating personal contact are vital for us. We regard interbad as a meeting point for the industry. With our thermal insulation, the return on investment is five to seven years and the energy saving potential up to 75 per cent. In view of the current energy prices, we presented genuine solutions at interbad.“

    Rainer Braun, Managing Director, Aquarena

  • „interbad is a permanent marketing event for our company. It is important that we take part in the trade fair. We enjoyed success at this year's interbad. In spite of the difficult situation at present, business was the order of the day at interbad rather than a doomsday mood.“

    Stefan Ilisin, Managing Director, Ilisin & Sohn GmbH

  • „interbad is still the most important trade fair for our company. This is due to the fact that the trade fair primarily covers municipal swimming pool construction and that a large number of decision-makers from that area attend interbad. In spite of the difficult general situation, we were satisfied with this year's event. Many customers are still very keen to make investments and we were able to successfully advance our topics – energetic refurbishment of swimming pools and the use of water-saving products, for example in water-based play areas or in showers."

    Christian Roigk, Managing Director, Roigk GmbH & Co.

  • „Trade fairs such as interbad are essential for discussions with customers and interested parties. We were pleased to finally take part in interbad again. There were more trade visitors at this year's interbad. Even though there were fewer "passers-by", there were more visitors who were really interested in our products. interbad is both the trade fair for the business area of swimming pools and the industry meeting point in the DACH region."

    Henning Klaas, Sales Manager, Gantner Electronic GmbH Deutschland

  • „For wedi as a system supplier of spa and wellness structures, interbad is the leading trade fair for our individual customer solutions. We meet very specific trade visitors here and can impress both regular customers and new international partners with our solutions. We believe that personal discussions are absolutely essential for our business."

    Dr. Daniel Meiners, Head of Sales Customized Systems Europe

  • „Gharieni supplies high-quality wellness facilities which have to be tried and tested. Trade fairs such as interbad provide an opportunity to develop new markets and expand our network. Our treatment and concept tables are interesting for so-called hybrid spas which want to add new offerings to their traditional spa portfolio and to whom we presented our products here in Stuttgart."

    Johnny Gorter, Sales Director, Gharieni Group

  • „interbad is important for our company to hold discussions and see what competitors are doing and in what direction current trends are heading. We were positively surprised by the large crowds on our stand and the numerous visitors. We were simply glad to be here again in order to show our customers that we are still actively working for them."

    Emely-Theres Keilich, Administration, Kemitron GmbH

  • „interbad was a very important event after the corona pandemic. It was a place to meet people again, something which we all missed. interbad was therefore held at exactly the right time. The political world market situation is naturally very tense at present and energy conservation is an absolute focus topic. This is positive for our product range. Thanks to our strategy of producing in Germany, we have been able to clearly optimise our availability."

    Armin Herger, Managing Director, Speck Pumpen Verkaufsgesellschaft mbH

  • „We are a relatively young company and our photometer technology is very innovative. We had our business kick-off at the interbad Innovation Days last year and were able to directly develop strategic partnerships. At this year's interbad we now met our customers for the first time in person. This is a new phenomenon for us. It is ideal for us to take part in a trade fair and for prospective customers to come to us. Precisely the people we have to reach are present here. The industry also meets here. The distances are short and you can forge a large number of contacts."

    Simon Knoll, Business Development, Lilian Labs GmbH

  • „interbad is very important for our company since we meet all the main decision-makers from the industry here. The trade fair proved successful for us. We held some very positive discussions and the mood was generally good. Face-to-face discussions are very important for us. We can present our products and, in particular, develop and cultivate personal relationships."

    Andreas Schmidt, Deputy Managing Director, dinotec GmbH/Head of Marketing Communication DACH CF Group

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