FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt reported 70,000 people attended the recent Decorate Life show, the new trade show that combines Tendence with several others, and held during a new time period in early July.
Attendees from outside Germany rose to 35 percent, compared with Tendence 2007, the show organization said in a statement. In addition, 88 percent of visitors said they achieved their goals for the show and were satisfied with the product they saw at the show.
“With this debut, we have laid a solid foundation for the next event,” said Michael Peters, member of the board of management of Messe Frankfurt. “The good response from the international trade shows that we are on the right track with our concept.” He added, however, that “Unfortunately, the unfavorable economic developments in recent weeks have had a negative impact on the number of German visitors.”