The outlook for aquanale 2015 is dazzling! Seven months before the start of the international trade fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, almost all of the renowned industry players have already confirmed their participation. Not only have more registrations been received in comparison to the same point in the planning of the last event – many companies are also increasing their presence at the fair with larger stands than last time.
In total, around 300 companies from more than 25 countries are expected to come to Cologne to attend the fair between 27 and 30 October 2015. aquanale will once again take place in parallel with FSB, the international trade fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities. The fair duo will be located in Koelnmesse’s modern North Halls from 2015 onward.
The trade fair duo will gain even more momentum thanks to the new hall-layout concept with its special themed halls.
“We have received a lot of praise from the industry in relation to the new concept and the impact on the levels of exhibitor area bookings is already noticeable”, says Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse.
Events include, among others, the sixth Cologne Swimming Pools & Wellness FORUM, the International Swimming Pond Congress, the European Pool Award as well as a themed area dedicated to “Natural Pools”.
The aquanale areas of Pools, Sauna and Ambience will once again be clearly organised into six themed worlds. Among the suppliers already registered in the areas of “Swimming Pool Technology”, “Private Swimming Pools”, “Public Swimming Pools”, “Sauna & SPA”, “Private Spa” and “Green Living”, among others, the following companies will be present:
Alpha Wellness, Alukov, Aqua Solar, aquacomet, arenasana, Armstrong DLW, Behncke, Bieri Alpha Covers, Bünger & Frese, Chemoform, Dinotec, Dr. Biener, Eichenwald, Fluidra, Futurepool, Gharieni, grando, Hayward, Herget, hobby pool, Hugo Lahme, Karasek, Lifepark, Marquis SPA, Maytronics, Midas, osf, Pentair, Procopi, Renolit, Riviera Pool, Rollo Solar, Schmalenberger Fluvo, Schunk, SET Energietechnik, Sopra, Speck Pumpen, Steinbach, Tintometer, Vario Pool, Walter Piscine, WDT, Wedi, Whirpools World and Zodiac Pool Germany.
The areas of private and public swimming pools as well as spa, wellness and sauna areas will be represented in their entirety on one platform – likewise divided into separate themed worlds.
Conceptual sponsor of aquanale, the Federal Association for Swimming Pools and Wellness (bsw/Bundesverband Schwimmbad und Wellness) will also be present at the fair with its own stand once again, with an industry networking platform. And the 6th Cologne Swimming Pools & Wellness FORUM (Kölner Schwimmbad- und Wellness FORUM) will be located right next to the bsw presentation.
It is organised by Koelnmesse, the bsw and IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities / Internationale Vereinigung Sport- und Freizeiteinrichtungen) and supported by many additional industry associations from the areas of saunas, spa and wellness. The sixth Swimming Pools & Wellness FORUM will focus on the topics of staff, marketing, technology, saunas, standardisation, international bathing cultures as well as energy and sustainability. On the last day of the fair, the forum will focus on hotel swimming pools.
The PlanerFORUM Bäderbau (swimming pool construction) will also take place once again at aquanale, dealing with the topics of swimming pool architecture and the operation of swimming pools.
2015 marks the third time that aquanale will host an individual themed area on swimming ponds and natural pools. The area will be designed by the German Society for Natural Bathing Waters (DGfnB/Deutsche Gesellschaft für naturnahe Badegewässer e.V.) in cooperation with various partner companies.
For the first time, the aquanale and FSB fair duo will also host the International Swimming Pond Congress which this year will take place under the banner “Diversity by the Water (Vielfalt am Wasser)” and is likewise presented in association with the DGfnB. Around 1,000 participants from Germany and abroad are expected to attend the congress in Cologne.