EuroShop 2020, drew to a close on Thursday (20 February 2020) after five days in Düsseldorf featuring 2,300 exhibitors from 57 nations. 94,000 visitors travelled to the Rhine to gather information on the line-up of products, trends and concepts for retailers featured in 16 exhibition halls.
“We are delighted that EuroShop once again successfully proved to be the most relevant platform for the global retail community when it comes to trends, inspirations and networking. Our exhibitors deserve the highest praise for their loyalty. With their innovative power they again proved the major attraction for an entire industry,” said Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf, voicing his great satisfaction with EuroShop 2020 results.
70% of the EuroShop audience travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad. Large delegations came for example from Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Trade visitors from a total of 142 countries attended EuroShop 2020.
“This high level of international interest clearly documents the dynamism of the global retail world and the exceptional position EuroShop enjoys as its economic engine,” said Michael Gerling, Chairman of the EuroShop Advisory Board and CEO of the EHI Retail Institute Cologne.
“The success of eCommerce is a real encouragement for retailers: they have understood they have to give their shoppers good reasons beyond the ranges to enter their stores. This competition has taken retail as a whole to the next quality level. Investment is being made in shop fitting so as to create customer journeys,” explains Gerling who adds: “Beyond this, retail digitalisation is booming. It enables retailers to offer their shoppers even more services and link online and offline channels, on the one hand, while simplifying process flows, logistics and lots more, on the other.” At EuroShop 2020 digital transformation was therefore a key focus, also in terms of achieving the highest energy efficiency and sustainability possible.
The Creative Retail Awards run an independent Stand of the Show award which was won by mannequin company Bonaveri for their stand entitled “The House of Bonaveri”. More than just a product exhibition stand, it was designed to replicate the historic mannequin company’s Italian office and offered an experience beyond the traditional product display.
The varied programme of lectures held on the individual Stages on such topics as Retail Technology, Architecture and Store Design or Expo & Event was well attended across the board.
The next EuroShop will be held in Düsseldorf from 26 February to 2 March 2023.