This time, Eurospapoolnews' series of articles on the aquanale trade fair has arrived in the year 2007.
Seven parameters for success at the 2007 aquanale
In 2007, seven parameters formed the key to the success of the aquanale a further increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors, the huge international diversity of the visitor profile, the varied programme of events, synergistic effects with related trade fairs (International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sport and Leisure Facilities (FSB) and SOLARIA) that took place at the same time, the international trade convention, and the high quality of the trade fair city of Cologne as a location.
The Wellness Room Forum, a bsw special event, presented concepts for planning private spa rooms
A meeting point for national and international professionals
The 2nd Cologne Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum was a particular centre of attention where national and international professionals from the swimming pool, sauna and wellness industry met and mingled. Once again, the event attracted hundreds of experts, decision-makers, designers, architects, hoteliers and operating companies and employees of public pools and sauna facilities. Over 20 experts provided attendees with information on the following topics: marketing for swimming pools and spas, swimming and wellness facilities in hotels, saving energy, new standards and guidelines, and technical equipment and installations in public pools.
A group of private spa experts appointed by bsw developed a concept for the bsw special event, the Wellness Room Forum, at the 2007 aquanale
Special event - the Wellness Room Forum
The exclusive special event - the Wellness Room Forum - presented the first results of an initiative run by the German Association for Swimming Pools and Wellness (bsw) regarding the growing demand for fully equipped, private wellness rooms. The group of experts appointed to this end by bsw consisted of representatives from all market segments required for constructing and maintaining home spas - plumbing, heating, lighting and architecture. The group developed the first interdisciplinary, complete concept that included a multitude of ideas, recommendations and technical requirements and presented their results at the 2007 aquanale.
The bsw special event, the Wellness Room Forum, was particularly popular with architects and designers
bsw held extremely popular workshops at their exhibition stand on two days of the trade fair. The workshops were hosted by the American stars of pool design from Genesis. bsw invited Skip Philips and Brian Van Bower, the founders and pool designers of Genesis. The two pool experts provided practical tips and drew drawings and drafts live before the audience to demonstrate how waterscapers can present designs to their customers when planning private swimming pools .
In 2007, the aquanale once again culminated in the now-legendary trade fair party aquanight. Around 1200 guests joined the celebration at Die Halle Tor 2, an exclusive event location in Cologne.
Beaming winners after the presentation of the bsw awards for exceptional swimming pool and spa facilities at the bsw exhibition stand in Cologne
Please note: The next aquanale will be held from the 26th to the 29th of October 2021.
It will be the 10th aquanale trade fair. So the globally acclaimed trade fair of the swimming pool and wellness industry will be celebrating a special jubilee.
The international trade fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience will be held in halls 7 and 8 of the Koelnmesse in October 2021. The themes will be private swimming pools, public swimming pool construction, swimming pool technology, public and private saunas and spas and green living. The 2021 aquanale plans to build upon the outstanding success of the trade fair held in November 2019: the international influence of the 2019 event was greater than ever and the quality of both supply and demand was unprecedented. Almost 28,000 visitors from 128 countries attended the fair to inspect the range of services provided by 281 exhibiting companies from 31 countries.