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May 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188
E-mail: ameerboth@mdna.com

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2015: PLATFORM FOR RV SECTOR

From August 29 – September 6, 2015 (trade visitors’ day on August 28), CARAVAN SALON will again be an important platform for the entire RV sector. At the world’s largest trade fair for mobile homes and RVs, 590 international exhibitors with 130 brands will participate on about 2 million square feet in eleven halls and outdoor space at the exhibition center in Düsseldorf, Germany. “Visitors can look forward to a complete market overview, numerous world premieres and a host of innovations. Demand from companies was so great that the halls were fully booked early on,” stated CARAVAN SALON Director Stefan Koschke.

New Hall Structure for Better Orientation

The continued growth of CARAVAN SALON resulted in a new hall structure. “We want to offer visitors a coherent basic structure with clear segmentation, quick orientation and short distances. Which is why we have decided to optimize hall occupation enabling us to show even greater variety,” explained Stefan Koschke. The accessories segment with tents, folding/tent caravans, camping equipment, outdoor products and leisure goods will move into Hall 5 while the tourism segment with camping and mobile home sites as well as travel destinations will be located in Hall 7, close to the North Entrance.

For several years, increased participation from the popular box van and van categories have been recorded at CARAVAN SALON. To meet exhibitors’ increased space requests, box vans and vans will move into Hall 15. As before, located in Hall 13 will be industrial suppliers while Halls 9 to 12 as well as 14, 16 and 17 will house mobile homes and RVs. Overall, more than 2,000 leisure vehicles will be presented – a variety which is unique to CARAVAN SALON.

Strong Brands, Great Variety and a Unique Line-Up

At CARAVAN SALON, top manufacturers traditionally showcase a large variety of brands and innovations as well as premieres. The line-up of vehicles to be presented in 2015 ranges from folding caravans and family vehicles to luxury motor homes, from vehicle classics to the new models for the 2016 season. Manufacturers focus on lightweight construction, environmental technology, security systems, reduced energy consumption and future-oriented developments.

In addition, new technical developments and detachable parts are very popular with visitors. In Hall 13 alone, 150 international exhibitors will display the latest equipment, technology and installations for RVs and mobile homes.

In Hall 12, unbiased (non-manufacturer affiliated) industry experts will offer practical tips and information on the general topic of RV’s and mobile homes. In various themed worlds, beginners as wells as experienced RV users can learn about on-board technology, different vehicle types and can get individual advice on travel routes and camping sites. An information stage with lectures on specific topics rounds off the special show.

Entertainment Program

An informative entertainment program, consisting of the Dream Tours cinema showing unique travel destinations and the Adventure Camp organized by the Dusseldorf Sports Clubs Federation, will complement the exhibits. At the Special Show of the Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD), attendees can playfully experience the fascination of RV’s at various “pit stops” along a course and win a host of prizes.

Many of the RV fans will travel to the event in their own vehicles, with about 60,000 attendees spending the night in their RVs or mobile homes at the Caravan Center offering more than 3,500 serviced and non-serviced parking spaces.

As in the past, TourNatur - Germany’s only consumer trade fair for hiking and trekking - will again be held parallel with CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF on the second weekend (September 4 – 6). In hall 4, hiking enthusiasts will get information on the most beautiful hiking destinations and the latest hiking and trekking equipment. A total of 275 exhibitors will present about 5,000 travel destinations, while independent hiking experts will offer tips for planning tours.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at CARAVAN SALON or TourNatur 2015, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit our web site http://www.mdna.com; Subscribe to our blog http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Recreation_MDNA

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Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .