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˅ Exhibition Overview ˅


‘It was a perfect kick-off for us and a good start into the new event year. BOE continues to be an ideal  communication and networking platform for the industry. We were able to hold many promising talks with our customers and made interesting contacts. The re-designed N&M exhibition stand with the 3.5mm LED system integrated offered, of course, good topics for starting expert discussions. We therefore draw a positive conclusion.’
Alexander Ostermaier
Managing Director, Neumann&Müller Event Equipment

‘It is regularly discussed if the event industry actually needs an annual trade fair and is in a position to continuously present itself with new topics. I can only speak for us: The answer is yes! 2015 has again shown that BOE lives up to its expectations as a flagship trade fair and gives new ideas for an entire event year. But we all have to develop further – and therefore can hardly wait to see how the trade fair presents itself under new management. 2016 will be a very exciting year.’

Joris Bomers, Managing Director, Party Rent Group

‘The HotelloTOP annual meeting for graduates of hotel management colleges took place for the first time on the day before BOE. We were also represented at the trade show for the first time. BOE 2015 was very successful; we made many contacts, a fact that optimally suits the networking idea of HotelloTOP. It will be even more difficult to find good staff for our industry in the future. HotelloTOP can help with that.’

Mark Muijrers, Sales Manager, Mise en Place Germany and Organiser of the HotelloTOP industry platform


‘BOE is an industry meeting place that we have to go to. The trade fair result was very positive this year; we had good contacts. The quality of the visitors has improved. Besides German visitors, we also had international visitors from Slovenia and Great Britain on the stand.‘

Detlef Schmitz, Managing Director, De Boer GmbH

“On the first day, after the opening of the exhibition doors, we were literally overrun. On the second day, there were also many qualified visitors who had specific ideas in mind so that we could record very specific enquiries. BOE is the most important trade fair in the event industry and the only one at which we exhibit. It is the absolute highlight during the exhibition year. We have positive expectations for the future of BOE. We expect a further increase in importance of the trade fair with Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH as strong partner.’

Roland Weiss, Managing Director, hms easy stretch GmbH

‘Our new ‘BAKERS & BUTCHERS’ catering concept was very well received at the trade fair. There were many event managers on our stand and we therefore had as many enquiries as last year. BOE 2015 was a complete success. We already look forward to the co-operation with Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH and a definitely successful future of this flagship trade fair.’

Georg W. Broich, Managing Director, Broich Premium Catering GmbH

‘BOE is one of our most important trade fairs. We are very satisfied in 2015. We established many  high-quality contacts here. There were both regular customers and new customers, for example, event planners. Customers from all over Germany came here, from Berlin and Baden-Württemberg but also many Dutch people.’

Dirk Schäfer, Managing Director, Gräflicher Park location in Bad Driburg
Lena Günter, Marketing and Sales, Bilster Berg Drive Resort

‘We had a larger, 75 square metre, stand, with an interactive design and changing expert presentations at BOE for the first time. Our hotel portfolio, catering, apprenticeship and further training as well as MICE management were our most popular topics among visitors. The trade fair was successful from our point of view. We had good enquiries and successful talks, the high number of which even exceeded all our expectations. The trade fair was well attended on both days by trade visitors of all ages. The acquisition of BOE by Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH is a commitment to the industry. It is obviously believed to have growth potential and quite rightly so!’

Gunar Bergemann, Sales Promotion Manager, MARITIM Hotelgesellschaft mbH

The BEST OF EVENTS trade fair is the first and very important fixed date in the diary of our Association. Many members meet here to find out about news and innovations and to experience current trends in the industry. That also applies to the presentation of our specialist research that we always present to a very interested trade fair audience. We look forward to BEST OF EVENTS 2016 and a continued co-operation!’

Jörn Raith, Chairman, degefest – Association of the Conference and Seminar Business Segments

‘An even larger number of customers accepted our invitation to the trade fair this year. The BOE visitors were overall of very high quality, real trade visitors. And also very international. Dubai was represented just as much as, for example, Switzerland.’

Bas de Boer, Sales Agent Germany, Van der Maarel

‘We were at BOE for the first time. The trade fair went well for us. Customers often asked for an all-round service for their event. Networking here at the trade fair is extremely important. We will definitely come again next year.’

Steffen Maurer, Managing Director, Maurer Event Equipment

‘I have regularly come to BOE for many years. The trade fair has improved again this year. I am pleased that the  responsibility has now passed to Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH, which will secure the future of this important industry trade fair for years.’

Wolfgang Altenstrasser, Director, VOK DAMS.Events

‘I think it’s great that Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH takes over BOE. BOE is today not just Germany’s but also Europe’s most important event trade fair. We experienced a very good BOE 2015. The service providers of the Organiser were very professional, and we recorded a large number of direct bookings. We are already looking forward to 2016.’

Thorsten Neumann, Managing Director, noi! Event & Catering

‘BOE is and remains a wonderful opening to the event year. We again met many members here and published our current industry newsletter at the trade fair. Optimism can be sensed in the industry. The order volume is good. We would be pleased about an additional further development of BOE in the future.’

Uta Goretzky, Press Officer, FAMAB – Association of Direct Business Communications

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