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Two maritime events among fair highlights

Upcoming conventions at Hamburg fairgrounds

Two maritime conventions are among the fair highlights in May. The events get underway with the arrival of more than 300 vessels for the 828th Port of Hamburg Anniversary celebrations from May 5-7, 2017 with around 200 events. The festivities in Hamburg mark one of the biggest harbour fests worldwide.

Hanseboot – small motorboats and luxurious yachts

The second, spectacular maritime event is likely to be the eighth hanseboot ancora boat show, which takes to the water in Neustadt, Holstein from May 26-28, 2017, presented by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Then, professionals, amateur sailors and newcomers to the five-star ancora marina are invited to take a closer look at around 150 boats and yachts. Visitors can look forward to an exciting on-shore programme with 80 pagoda tents in which exhibitors will present equipment, accessories and services for water sports with new products and bargains.

FESPA 2017

The FESPA Global Print Expo for the screen-printing, digital and textile printing community will be held from May 8-12, 2017 in Hamburg as well. Over 23,000 visitors from some 130 nations are expected to come together to discuss the latest products and technical innovations in printing. The European Sign Expo and Printeriors will also be held parallel to FESPA.

Affordable shoes

Shoe lovers can find all kinds of footwear at the “Al Bundy Schuhboerse” on May 12-13, 2017. The organisers buy up designer shoes from companies in liquidation or in financial difficulty all over Europe and pass on the price benefits to their customers.

TransTech 2017

The TransTech Hamburg focuses on car and motorcycle garages. More than 100 exhibitors, suppliers and partners will present their latest products and services for garages. The offers range from planning and equipping a garage to spare parts, services, car valeting, financial services and software.

Retailers meet at Nordstil

Another round of regional order days will take place from July 22-24, 2017. Nordstil has six distinct product segments: House & Garden, Style & Design, Gifts & Stationery, Kitchen & Gourmet, Relaxation & Well-Being and Jewellery & Fashion. Nordstil is the regional order venue for the spring/summer and autumn/winter/Christmas seasons for the retail trade between the Weser, Elbe, Harz and Øresund.

From valves to lightening protection

The Affordable Art Fair is likely to prove a magnet for art lovers, artists and gallery owners from November 16-19. The exhibits include paintings, sculptures and photos ranging from EUR 100 to EUR 7, 500 in price. Days later, the Tank Storage Germany 2017 follows from November 29-30. Exhibitors at the fair for the petrol depot industry will focus on products ranging from valves to lightening protection.

Dinosaurs from Scandinavia

This year’s fairs conclude with Mineralien Hamburg from December 1-3. Last year, exhibitors from 35 nations presented gems and jewels from South America to some 20,000 visitors and the collection of German mineralogist Reinhard Anton Brauns (1861-1937) also went on show. This year’s fair will be held under the theme “Scandinavia – from the magic of precious stones, glacier and dinosaurs”.

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