At the digitally streamed opening ceremony, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, emphasised the vital role to be played by the building sector in achieving the climate goals.
High-ranking representatives from politics and business spoke about the social and economic significance of the sanitation, heating and air conditioning sector and its themes during the opening event.
In his statement, the Minister President of the State of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, also referred to the particular relevance of ISH. He emphasised that, “This fair is a key to our future. Water, energy and climate are the major themes that will continue to occupy us. I have great expectations of ISH. Not only for the individual companies taking part but for society as a whole because the future is to be found where innovation has its place. And what better place for this than at this renowned trade fair?”
Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive of Messe Frankfurt, welcomed the participation of representatives of business and politics and said: “With its core themes revolving around water, energy and climate, ISH has always been a trade fair with great social relevance. And this is once again reflected by this year’s top themes, which have become even more important through the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, highly topical issues, such as the Green Deal, ventilation technology for pure and healthy air indoors and the hygiene trend in the sanitation sector, will be discussed during ISH digital 2021”
Representatives of the sanitation, heating and air conditioning industry, the installation trade and the start-up scene also spoke during the opening ceremony.
A total of 373 companies from 33 countries are presenting their innovations at ISH digital 2021 until 26 March. The wide-ranging exhibitor presentations are supplemented by a variety of special shows, lecture forums, competitions, etc.
Detailed information and tickets can be found at: www.ish.messefrankfurt.com