NEW MEDIA: Show portal in German debut

Expo24-7 has expanded its exhibition industry portal into

Germany. is the German language equivalent of the global web


It provides German news and information as well as features and profiles

on key figures from the German messe industry. The site also serves

Austria and Switzerland.

'Having a site in Germany is our first launch into a national market,'

Expo24-7 chairman Mark Shashoua said. 'We have established a wide German

base and we are now more flexible and user-friendly for this important

exhibition market. This move can only bring more exhibitors and

organisers together in the international arena.'

Germany is one of Europe's biggest exhibition and conference markets

with 2,500 international shows a year.

The web site, found at, has attracted more than two

million hits since its launch last December. The company says more than

14,500 hits are made daily, with users averaging about 20 minutes a


According to a recent company survey, 31% of users visit the site daily

and 37% visit weekly.

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