Main themes at IFA 2011
Date: Tue, 09/06/2011 - 10:43
Minister of Economics Rösler: “Trade show makes an important contribution“
Germany’s Minister of Economics Philipp Rösler and Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin, undertook a tour at the start of IFA 2011 (2 September) to examine the main innovations from the consumer electronics industry. The two politicians were accompanied by Dr. Rainer Hecker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of gfu, and a Member of the gfu Supervisory Board, Hans-Joachim Kamp. Raimund Hosch, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin, also took part in this opening tour.
Klaus Wowereit: “3D television and networking, to link the various devices and appliances together, are the main themes. I am delighted with IFA, which is so important for Berlin and Germany in their role as major economic centres.”
Philipp Rösler: “Nowadays neither politics nor industry would be possible without the digital media and this is something that IFA demonstrates most impressively. It makes an important contribution to the economy in Berlin and in Germany as a whole.”
In the Samsung Electronics hall the company’s Vice Chairman G.S. Choy demonstrated the latest tablet PCs. After visiting the stand of Metz-Werke the two politicians were given an explanation of how the new Philips toothbrush operates, from Henrik Köhler, General Manager, Philips Consumer Lifestyle. After the party had visited the display by Euronics Germany it moved on to the Toshiba hall, where the quintet, in the company of Gerd Holl, General Manager Digital Products and Services Europe, tried out glasses-free 3D television. Panasonics Managing Director Werner Graf demonstrated one of the current 3D video cameras. Internet TV complete with a number of applications was then demonstrated by the Chairman of the Board of Loewe, Oliver Seidl, together with the company’s CMO Manfred Fitzgerald. The visitors then moved on the view the displays by Deutsche Telekom AG, Sony Deutschland GmbH and Miele & Cie. KG.