Issue: 11/02

Early registration figures indicate that all leading companies of the individual market segments will once again be present when ISH Frankfurt, International Trade Fair for Building and Energy Technology and The Bathroom Experience, opens its doors again March 25-29, 2003, at the Frankfurt Fairgrounds in Frankfurt, Germany.

More than 2,000 international exhibitors will once again make their presentations on around 260,000 square meters of exhibition space, the show's organizer, Messe Frankfurt, reports.

The air conditioning and ventilation sector has again joined forces with the heating and sanitation sectors and will be exhibiting at ISH Frankfurt. It is retaining the trade fair name, Aircontec, International Trade Fair for Air-conditioning and Ventilation Technology, which was introduced in 2002 and will be situated in Halls 5.1 and 6.2.

The Energy and Environmental Technology Forum will be located in Halls 8 to 10 of the western part of the Exhibition Centre, focusing primarily on systems solutions for heating and hot water installations. According to the number of registrations received so far, a significant increase in the number of companies in the field of regenerative energy is in the cards.

The theoretical and spatial link between The Bathroom Experience and the Energy and Environmental Technology Forum will be the World of Installation Technology in Halls 4.0, 5.0, 6.0/6.1 and 6.3. Here, visitors will find innovative ideas, such as modern connection technology, surface systems and new flushing systems.

As in previous years, ISH Frankfurt will do justice to its claim to be the leading international event for the sector with numerous fringe events and competitions. In addition to Design Plus and the Innovation Prize for Architecture and Technology, the first European Architecture and Technology Award will be presented at ISH Frankfurt 2003. Donated by Messe Frankfurt, this architectural prize will be held and presented in alternate years on the occasion of the Light+Building and ISH fairs.

For registration information, contact Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Ph: +49 69 75 75-0, Fax: +49 69 75 75-6788, Web site:, e-mail:

In a related announcement, Viega, ProPress(TM) Systems, PM Engineer and Plumbing & Mechanical have teamed up to host a trip to Germany to attend ISH Frankfurt. For details on this trip, contact Carol Gilson at Viega, (800) 370-3122.