ISH 2013 with all market leaders and additional exhibition halls


The World’s Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies – in Frankfurt am Main from 12 to 16 March 2013 will be distinguished by a variety of new themes and special events. “Resource conservation is the subject around which everything at ISH 2013 revolves and, therefore, the focal point of all product segments”, says Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt.  

Thus, the ISH Water section will spotlight the way water is used and set new accents with regard to drinking-water treatment and sustainability. This will be supplemented by the subjects of cross-generation bathrooms and complete bathrooms and the associated trend towards holistic room concepts that divide the bathroom into interior-design modules. The ISH Energy section illuminates the subjects of ‘Efficient heating systems and renewable energies’ and ‘Energy-efficiency and comfort with ventilation and air-conditioning technology’. 


With all this thematic expertise on board, the outlook for ISH 2013 is extremely good. Thus, with over 2,300 exhibitors, the exhibition space is already almost fully booked up. To cater for the increased demand, Hall 10.3 will be opened for the first time at ISH and provide the setting for exhibitors in the fields of home and building automation, energy management and measuring and control technology. All market and technology leaders from home and abroad have signed up for ISH to launch their latest technologies and solutions onto the world market. Messe Frankfurt expects to welcome over 200,000 visitors with the sanitation, heating and air-conditioning installation trade making up the largest group of visitors. 


ISH 2013 will set thematic accents with two new items on the complementary programme. The first of them, the ‘wall + floor’ special show, brings the assortment of innovative products and furnishing concepts for floors and walls to ISH. Also part of ‘wall + floor’ will be the ‘Pop up my Bathroom Atelier’ special show, which will act as a central meeting place and focus on creative subjects, such as bathroom interiors, holistic bathroom planning, design subjects and bathroom trends.  


In addition to the innovations on show, visitors also have the opportunity to take part in over 30 interesting workshops and lectures revolving around the subject of holistic bathroom planning. This area in Hall 3.0 will be rounded off by the presentation of bathroom trends for 2013/14 in the ‘Pop up my Bathroom’ Trend Forum where the Association of the German Sanitation Industry (Vereinigung der Deutschen Sanitärwirtschaft e.V. – VDS) invites all visitors to come and exchange ideas and information. With three new bathroom scenarios, the presentation will give visitors a foretaste of the coming season. 



In the ISH Energy section, there will be an information and communication platform for plant construction and the real-estate business for the first time at ISH 2013. Under the heading ‘FIT – Forum for Real Estate, Energy and Technology’, the Federal Industrial Association for Building Services and Technical Installations (Bundesindustrieverband Technische Gebäudeausrüstung – BTGA) will present projects and best-practice examples showing everything for the new energy paradigm in the real-estate sector. 


Regardless of interest – from sustainable sanitation solutions, via innovative bathroom design, to energy-efficient heating technologies combined with renewable energy and environmentally friendlyair-conditioning, cooling and ventilation technology – the vast horizontal and vertical spectrum of products and services to be seen at ISH 2013 covers all aspects of future-oriented buildings. Thus, visitors to the world’s biggest association of fairs for water and energy will discover that intelligent homes not only stand for energy and cost savings but also offer consumers additional comfort and security. 


In the ISH Water section, exhibitors present sustainable, design-oriented solutions for the bathroom. The world’s biggest showroom spotlights not only the latest design developments but also modern, sustainable technology meeting modern requirements, i.e., the complete spectrum of high-technology and high-end design. 

The ISH Water section will be located together with the World of Installation Technology in the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in Halls 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. 


On the western side of the Exhibition Centre, in Halls 8, 9, 10, 11 and the Galleria, the ISH Energy section covers the fields of building-services and energy technology, renewable energies and cooling, air-conditioning and ventilation technology. Thus, visitors to this section have the opportunity to see the complete spectrum of innovative building-systems technology. 


At ISH, air-conditioning, cooling and ventilation technology is to be found under the name Aircontec. The industry presents innovative components and systems that, besides a high degree of energy efficiency, ensure thermal comfort and high-quality indoor air. Also to be seen are concepts and solutions for modernising existing buildings and for new buildings in both the commercial and residential sectors. 


In addition to the biennial leading trade fair in Frankfurt, the ISH brand is also represented outside Germany by: 

• ISH China, Beijing: 08 to 10 April 2013 

• ISH Shanghai, Shanghai: 25 to 27 September 2013 


Opening hours and tickets: 

Opening hours: 12. – 15. March 2013: 9 to 18 h 

16. March 2013: 9 to 17 h 

(public visitor day) 

Venue: Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main 


One-day ticket: 

EUR 17,- in advance / Online Ticket 

EUR 35,- at the box office 

Reduced: EUR 10,- at the box office (Student) 

Season ticket: 

EUR 46,- in advance / Online Ticket 

EUR 75,- at the box office 

Public ticket*:  

EUR 17,- at the box office 

Family ticket**: 

EUR 21,- at the box office 

* The public ticket is only acquireable at the last day of the fair. 

** The family ticket is valid for two adults and up to three children 

aged between six and 16. Admission is free of charge for children 

aged under six. 


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