Even though we would have liked a little more footfall overall, we are very satisfied with the quality of specialist retailers. Compared to other industry-relevant trade fairs, gardiente has a much more intimate character thanks to its compact size. This is also reflected in the more personal interaction you have with your customers.
Robert Eickhoff, Sales Force and Key Account, KETTLER
We are very satisfied considering it was our first time at gardiente. For us, both the visitor footfall and the quality of the trade fair visitors were very consistent. We were even able to win over new customers. All in all, the trade fair was a success for us and we’ll be happy to be back next year.
Roland Müller, Sit Mobilia
Based on the current economic situation, we can be very satisfied with this year’s trade fair result. We also had very good contacts, especially on Monday. As always, there was a very welcoming atmosphere – a top service in a top atmosphere. You feel comfortable and we also get this feedback from the customers.
Jan Kurtz, Jan Kurtz
All in all, this year’s gardiente has been quite positive for us. As expected, Saturday was rather quiet, but Monday was by far the best day for us. We thought it was great that visitors and exhibitors were taken care of so well. The atmosphere was fantastic, with a very relaxed character. When it comes to the target group, we had exactly the right customers.
Detlef Schultze, Sales Management, Rösle
We are not only newcomers to gardiente, but are also presenting our own product for the first time. We rather stand out here at the trade fair and have a very good footfall. Undoubtedly, gardiente is characterised by the diversity and colourful mix of brands and product groups. Here you will find not only well-known and traditional names, but also newcomers like us. We were very pleased with the quality of the trade fair visitors and were even able to take the first orders for our product.
Sascha Appel, Beachflow by MiP
We really like the gardiente concept with its focus on high-quality products with the corresponding target group. We were able to have interesting discussions that also had potential for us. Overall, we were very well received and felt comfortable.
Klaus Peters, Managing Director, Bogason
We generally had very good discussions at the trade fair and were able to ideally present our new products to specialist retailers. One or two new customers will certainly have been among them. What we always enjoy at gardiente is the welcoming environment, where you can get talking to your customers. There is an interesting atmosphere here, the conversations are often very relaxed and personal and not as rushed as in large exhibition venues. It’s always nice to come here.
Marco Hammes, Sales, Solpuri
As expected, Saturday was somewhat quieter, but we had good footfall on the other two days. What was very positive is that we also had potential new customers at the stand, especially on Sunday and Monday. We are always happy to come to gardiente. The atmosphere is completely different than at larger trade fairs. This is also reflected in the customer relationships, where we can have much more intensive discussions. For us, gardiente is the perfect market in the perfect size. That’s why we like to come back every year.
Thomas Goupil, Head of Sales/Marketing, Schaffner
It was our first time at gardiente and we were very positively surprised by the ambience and customer feedback. We had great footfall, especially on the last two days. We really like the welcoming character of the trade fair. Everyone knows each other, the walking distances are short and the support is great – that makes us very satisfied. We were able to have very good-quality discussions with both existing customers and potential new customers.
Andreas Paczia, Area Manager Nord/NRW, Lafuma
“For us, gardiente is the ideal platform for future-critical discussions between exhibitors and specialist retail partners, at a price that represents the perfect balance in terms of value for money.
We are aiming for a broad collaboration across all reputable brand suppliers and we look forward to a focused stream of visitors at this outstanding industry event.”
Joachim Strobel, Managing Director, BEST FREIZEITMÖBEL GmbH
“For ZEBRA, gardiente combines all the factors that are relevant to us. The presence of ‘everyone who is anyone’ as far as the reputable brands are concerned guarantees some remarkably high quality discussions. Now that the fair is back to its early point in the year, all the key decisions can be sorted out in a pleasant atmosphere of wellbeing. Continuous interaction, including that of the organised industry dialogue, is another distinguishing feature of the event. We are convinced that the concept will generate a positive response among visitors and make gardiente a success for all. ZEBRA feels it is in good hands at Wallau.”
Gerhard Beßler, Managing Director, ZEBRA Group GmbH
“As exhibitors at gardiente, we can have direct and active involvement in the design of the fair. The concept on offer is coherent, and on top of that, gardiente-night provides an industry gathering that can be used for networking.”
Jörg Sommer, Managing Director, 4 Seasons Outdoor GmbH