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FAQs

FAQ

General Information

When will IFA 2021 take place?

From 3 to 7September 2021 in Berlin.

How many times has the IFA taken place?

2021 the 61st IFA will take place.

What is the exact address of the Berlin Exhibition Site?

Messe Berlin GmbH, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Germany

What is the exact address of the Berlin Exhibition Site?

Messe Berlin GmbH, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Germany

Who is the organizer of IFA?

IFA is organized by The German Association for Entertainment and Communications Electronics (gfu) in cooperation with Messe Berlin.

Are children allowed to attend the IFA by themselves?

Children who have not yet reached age 15 are only allowed to enter the fairgrounds if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Exceptions apply only if explicitly stated on postings at the ticket office.

Visitor Information

Exhibitor and Product Search

Where do I find a complete list of all IFA exhibitors?

You can find all exhibitors from the previous IFA at the Virtual Market Place®. You can search according to a variety of parameters, including exhibitor name or industry. Starting July 2013, data from the exhibitors from IFA 2013 will be available. Please note that all data are constantly updated.

Tickets

IFA 2020 Special Edition went ahead as a real-life event, but unfortunately – for public health reasons – the fairgrounds were closed to the general public this year.

Working closely with German public health authorities, we developed a concept for IFA that ensured the health and safety of all participants.

That’s why we focused on IFA’s core functions: to help brands and manufacturers; retailers; innovators; and the media.

In other words, for this year IFA 2020 Special Edition took place as pure B2B event.

You don't have to miss out, though. Get an impression of this year´s IFA 2020 Special Edition through our virtual extension, the IFA Xtended Space!

You now have the possibility to register for free .

Trade Visitors

You are a trade visitor, if you can affirm one of the following statements:

  • visiting IFA because of professional reasons and/or interest
  • belong to the CE-trade (retailer, whole-sale)
  • working in a company of the consumer electronics industry, e.g. product development, sales, marketing
  • writing for CE professional media
  • working in research/development institutes or in a management consultancy

What are my benefits as a trade visitor?

At IFA trade visitors receive an extensive range of services. For detailed information please visit Trade Visitors

How can I register as a trade visitor?

Registration as a trade visitor takes place automatically with either the purchase of a trade visitor ticket or the submission of a ticket voucher. Before the IFA starts, take advantage of convenient online registration at the IFA Ticketshop. During the IFA, trade visitor tickets will be available at all IFA box offices at the entrances to the trade fair. If you are not from Germany please contact directly the foreign representatives of Messe Berlin in your country. Our representatives will help you to buy tickets and support you with your travel preparations to Germany.

Do trade visitors get automatically access to the separate dealer areas?

Access is not granted automatically. In some cases, an individual invitation from the exhibitor is required.

Exhibition Site

Where can I find the updated map of the exhibition site?

The map and hall allocation can be found on our website in the section About IFA. Please note that it is regularly updated.

Where can I find the plans of individual halls?

The plans will be available a few weeks before the show. They can be accessed at the Virtual Market Place®.

Services

Jobs @ IFA

I would like to work as a host or hostess during the IFA, and/or help with stand construction/removal. Where can I apply?

If you would like to work as a host or hostess, please send an email to MB Capital Services GmbH, a subsidiary of Messe Berlin. The email address is: bewerbung-csg-team@mb-capital-services.de.

If you are interested in stand construction/removal and/or working at the stands, please contact the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German Employment Office) in Berlin directly.

Address:
Hammarskjöldplatz 1
14055 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49(0)30/55 55 70-12 03 or 12 04, +49(0)30/30 38-57 30
Fax: +49(0)30/55 55 70-19 99
berlin-nord.jobvermittlung@arbeitsagentur.de
www.arbeitsagentur.de

Wheelchair access

Is IFA wheelchair accessible?

The Berlin Exhibition Grounds are wheelchair accessible. You can download a map here (PDF, 704.5 kB).

Lost and Found

Security Office, passageway between Halls 16 &17

Charging Station

Lockable charging station for mobile phones CityCube, Entrance Messedamm, next to the public phone

Virtual Market Place®

What is the Virtual Market Place?

The Virtual Market Place®is available 365 days a year. It is a virtual marketplace where you can find all the exhibitors from the previous IFA, as well as their products, company profiles and contact information. All data are continually updated by the exhibitors themselves.