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Christmasworld Premium Lounge

Premium – Business programme for top decision-makers in the field of concept decorations

With free participation in our exclusive Premium Business Programme, we offer you a special ‘trade-fair package’ of visionary keynotes, specifically themed guided tours and numerous great services for top decision makers for concept decorations. Read here how you can profit from them and participate.

Christmasworld Premium participant on a tour through Christmasworld
The Premium Business Programme brings together international concept decoration experts.

The exclusive networking and lecture programme is aimed at top international decision makers for interior and exterior decorations in shopping centres, commercial enterprises, cities and municipalities, as well as Christmas-market and leisure-park operators, innovative designers and decoration agencies.

Christmasworld is the perfect framework for and, at the same time, a source of inspiration for Premium, the exclusive networking event and lecture programme. When you walk round the fair, for example, you will be able to make contact with large-scale and public decorations specialists and lighting manufacturers.

Also in 2020, the Business Program Premium will feature high-profile keynote speeches on the latest trends and developments for concept decoration as well as the award ceremony for the "Best Christmas City" competition.

Registration for 2020 is possible from October 2019.

The benefits of taking part in Christmasworld Premium

Welcome in front of the Christmasworld Premium Lounge
  • Premium Lounge with all-day catering and access to Tulip Club
  • Exclusive lectures and guided tours on subjects tailored to your interests
  • Free VIP parking at the Exhibition Centre
  • Free admission on all days of the fair
  • Free use of local public transport services (RMV) to and from the fair
  • Free cloakroom service
  • Chance to meet top international decision makers and experts from the concept-decoration sector

Review themed days 2019

Friday, 25 January 2019: Commercial properties, shopping centres and retail outlets

“I was delighted to see that the atmosphere at a B2B fair can so be so emotional. The Glory and Joy principle is clearly to be seen in hall 9.0. Many major exhibitors are showing products that make perfect use of the psychology of light.“

Dr. Mikunda, Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker Dr Christian Mikunda enthused the participants with his lecture entitled “How light captivates – the psychology and dramaturgy of orchestrated worlds of light”. His lecture explored the psychological mechanisms and dramaturgical devices behind the use of lighting in successful marketing concepts. Dr Mikunda decodes the devices behind the creation of successful worlds of light. He answered the questions “Why lighting experiences sell?”, “What yearnings does light satisfy?” and “How does lighting create an unmistakable identity?”.

Dr Mikunda is seen as the founder of the theory of strategic dramaturgy. He advises the automotive industry, retail trade, television stations, museums and airports, develops brand lands and shopping malls and maps out unifying themes for cities and regions.

Participant impressions and opinions

“I am taking well-founded arguments home with me today. For me, the connection between perception psychology and lighting installations is extremely illuminating. And visiting Christmasworld offered me the corresponding solutions and examples of appropriate applications.“

Jörg Andreas Huber, Jupiter GmbH

“Professor Mikunda generates impulses that stick in the mind. For us, it is important to understand which elements work in the Christmas interpretation. Here at the fair, I find lots of inspiration – not only large-scale decorations but also in small things.“

Ulrich Schmitz, ECE Projektmanagement

“We are here because we construct leisure areas, for example, the German Pavilion in Dubai. It is possible to use the priming concept and the hypno-aesthetics that Mikunda describes at these places to make them ever more attractive.“

Heidrun Matthäus, Adunic AG, Schweiz

Monday, 28 January 2019: Urban marketing and municipalities

“Every town and city can underscore and put the focus more on its identity with suitable events. In this connection, it is important not to forget the inhabitants and only to create images that really belong to the location’s identity.“

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Zenker, Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker Professor Sebastian Zenker explained in his lecture “Events as urban brand communication” how events can positively affect the urban image. His proposition is: Every town has a brand. In order to positively influence this brand awareness, strategic brand communication is needed.

Sebastian Zenker is Professor of Urban Marketing at the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). For more than five years he has been advising cities and municipalities at home and abroad on the subject of urban and regional marketing. He is the author of several books and scientific articles as well as a founding member of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA).

The day ended in a festive mood with the award ceremony for the “Best Christmas City” competition.

Participant impressions and opinions

“It is not a question of presenting colourful decorations. Instead, the aim is to adapt a town’s brand in accordance with the Christmas motifs. For Kiel, these are clearly Nordic-maritime luminous objects.“

Uwe Wanger, Executive Director Kiel Marketing

“Here, I can not only meet suppliers and manufacturers but also glean new ideas. The exchange of ideas and information with colleagues and competitors is extremely beneficial in terms of creativity and mutual trust. At Christmasworld, I discuss specific projects with my manufacturer personally.“

Veronika Rehse, Rehse Reklame GmbH, Tönisvorst

“The aim is to project the atmosphere of a city and to illuminate its core. The market offers technical innovations for this that help using digitalisation and LED technology. Here at the fair, I update my stock of knowledge accordingly.“

Martin Knabenreich, Executive Director Bielefeld Marketing GmbH

(As at: 08/2018)

§ 1 Scope

(1) The use of the website and services offered by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH (hereinafter referred to as MFE) in relation to the membership in the business programme Christmasworld Premium is subject to the following conditions of membership.

(2) Only top decision-makers involved in sourcing the interior and exterior decoration for shopping centres, trading companies and municipalities together with any decoration or event companies or advertising agencies commissioned by them in respect of decoration work, are entitled to be a member, free of charge, of the business programme Christmasworld Premium.

§ 2 Registration

(1) Prior online registration of members is required before any of the services of the business programme Christmasworld Premium may be used. At the time of online registration, especially to prove the wholesalers attribute, personal data of members (including company, name, address, email address, telephone number) will be required and will be treated in accordance with the provisions of German data protection legislation.

(2) Members undertake to provide full and accurate information about themselves and their companies, as required by the registration process; they further undertake to inform MFE at christmasworld-premium@messefrankfurt.com immediately of any subsequent changes to these information.

(3) MFE reserves the right to refuse registration to would-be members. The number of members is limited.

(4) After successful registration, applicants will receive an email confirming their membership in the business programme Christmasworld Premium or notification of refusal in case the applicant does not conform to the above-mentioned visitor group, or in case there are no more places available.

§ 3 Services

The services of the business programme Christmasworld Premium are listed on the Christmasworld website. The services that may be called upon through the business programme Christmasworld Premium after confirmation of registration has been received (including free admission ticket etc.) will be available solely to members of the business programme Christmasworld Premium. Services and benefits under the package may not, under any circumstances, be transferred to third parties of any kind. No claim may be made for payment or other alternative in lieu of such services.

§ 4 Rights reserved by MFE

MFE may at all times revoke acceptance to the membership in the business programme Christmasworld Premium, without any obligation to give a reason of any kind and, in particular, if a member:
a) has given incorrect information at the time of registration,
b) has infringed these terms and conditions.

§ 5 Members’ obligations

Members must inform MFE immediately, if at any time they become aware that third parties have misused members’ details and material.

§ 6 Liability

(1) MFE shall not be liable for any material defects or defect of title (in particular, accuracy, freedom from error, freedom from industrial property rights or copyright with regard to third parties, completeness and/or serviceability) in respect of any services or information provided free of charge at christmasworld.messefrankfurt.com/premium, unless it results from gross negligence or wilful misconduct.

(2) MFE expressly distances itself from the content of the websites of others, for which there may be direct or indirect links at christmasworld.messefrankfurt.com/premium. MFE accepts no liability for either the content or the web pages. Responsibility for the content of such sites remains solely that of the individual provider.

(3) Downloads are undertaken at one's own risk. MFE accepts no liability for damage, such as may occur, through no fault of their own, as a result of downloading, installing, saving or using the software or content of their website.

§ 7 Changes to the terms and conditions

MFE reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. This applies particularly to changes that are required as a result of compelling statutory regulation. Any such changes will be communicated to members by email or newsletter. They will be deemed to have been accepted, unless members decline to accept the change(s) within 14 days either by post or by email. In cases where members decline the changes, MFE reserves the right to cancel their contractual agreement with the member(s) within a month of receipt of notification of unwillingness to accept the new conditions.

§ 8 Opportunity to decline usage of data

Irrespective of and in addition to the statutory obligations pertaining to data storage, members may at any time withdraw their permission for their data to be stored, processed or used. For this they can simply contact us by email at the following address: privacy@messefrankfurt.com. In order to ensure that all requests not to use given member data for advertising or publicity purposes will be respected, the data of those who make such a request will be held in a separate, suitably blocked, list.

§ 9 Final condition

These conditions and the contract to which they pertain are subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. The court of jurisdiction is Frankfurt am Main.

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