aquanale and FSB 2023: co-located events in top form again
Successful trade fairs highlighted sustainability
After four days, the co-located events aquanale and FSB drew to a successful close on Friday, 27 October 2023. The two leading International Trade Fairs for Swimming Pools and Wellness and for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities attracted an audience of around 25,000 trade visitors from 123 countries to Cologne. In total, 824 exhibitors from 45 countries presented pioneering products, technologies and concepts from 24 to 27 October. The trade fairs’ clear focus on sustainability caught the spirit of the times. The next editions of aquanale and FSB will be hosted in Cologne from 28 to 31 October 2025.
The excellent atmosphere in the trade fair halls was clear evidence of the tremendous response to the events, which was also reflected in the impressive figures. After a successful relaunch under challenging circumstances in 2021, this year, the trade fairs returned to the level of the strong results achieved in 2019. The co-located events attracted a total of 824 participating exhibitors from 45 countries. “We’re delighted that aquanale and FSB are able to build on the successes we achieved before the pandemic. Both trade fairs have impressively consolidated their leading positions as international industry platforms. At the same time, we’re proud to keep on driving the future development of these sectors forward as a crucial market partner. Issues such as sustainability, energy efficiency and resource conservation are a bigger concern for industry participants than ever before and need to be discussed as a matter of urgency. aquanale and FSB have a responsibility to provide a forum for this dialogue, and the co-located events have fulfilled this mission completely,” said Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH.