In the concept, which has been revised for 2020, the organizers concentrate on the core functions of the IFA: supporting brands and manufacturers, retailers, innovators and media. Based on the current security regulations, 4 physical live events are planned as well as a virtual embedding of the events.
The IFA in Berlin is the world’s largest trade fair for consumer electronics, attracting a large and varied public to the exhibition halls at the Funkturm.
The latest inventions in communication technology and the show programme at the IFA summer garden make it one of Berlin’s most popular events.
The International Radio Exhibition has been held in Berlin since 1924, making it one of the capital’s oldest trade fairs. Nowadays it attracts visitors from more than 100 countries. At the exhibition grounds at the Funkturm in Charlottenburg, you can look forward not only to the latest innovations in electronic media , but also to public events including autograph sessions, concerts, games and e-sports.
The IFA – a long tradition of information and entertainment
In the 1920s, exhibitors mainly presented crystal sets, headphones and valve radios at the annual fair. The 1930s brought new products such as car radios and tape recorders. Over the years, many electronic innovations were first shown to the public at the IFA. After the Second World War, the cycle was changed to every two years, but since 2006, it has once again taken place annually in Berlin. Nowadays the IFA, also known as Consumer Electronics Unlimited, attracts a quarter of a million visitors, more than half of whom are trade visitors from all over the world. More than 1,400 exhibitors open up a whole new world of electronic innovations on a site of over 140,000 m². The target group is getting younger and younger. Children and teenagers can immerse themselves in virtual realities with VR goggles, find out about the latest gaming gadgets or test out the latest smartphones. Another increasing focus is the intelligent household. Whether it’s a smart coffee machine or an internet-capable toothbrush, networking of everyday objects is much in demand from consumers. What makes the fair even more attractive is the colourful entertainment programme that accompanies it and attracts spectators during the day. As well as the numerous autograph sessions with celebrities from sports, television and music, you can also visit one of the attractive concerts at the IFA summer garden.
Highlights of the crowd-pulling IFA
- Try out the
latest technological innovations and gadgets for yourself. l Guided tours
of the IFA are very popular and are also available for specific groups such as
senior citizens, schoolchildren or people with impaired hearing.
- At the IFA
summer garden, well-known stars entertain the crowds with the latest hits.
- Young IFA WG,
an event area for youngsters, where they can try out the latest technology and
also see YouTubers and bloggers.
- Stage programme with show cooking and other
Useful information for your visit
The IFA will open in 2020 from 04.09. until 09.09. their doors. Every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm you can admire and test innovations at the exhibition center at the Funkturm in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Tickets are available on the door or in advance. One of the ways to get a discount is to buy tickets via the Berlin S-Bahn. If you visit one of the open-air concerts, this ticket is also valid for the fair. We recommend using public transport to get there. The venue is easily accessible from the S-Bahn station Messe Süd.