Following a decision made to optimize cost efficiency, visitor base, and security planning, domotechnica 2003, which was originally scheduled for February 2003, has been postponed.
In its place, Berlin and Cologne will host the International Exhibition for Electrical Household Appliances Industry HomeTech in 2-year turns. Cologne will be the venue for the next HomeTech in February 2004. This was the decision taken by chief executives of Messe Berlin and K√∂lnMesse. In coming to this accord they have agreed with a request by numerous companies in the electrical household appliances industry to establish a single international industry platform.
HomeTech was organized on the initiative of The Association of European Household Appliance Manufacturers (CECED), and in cooperation with Messe Berlin took place for the first time in February of this year. CECED has always supported efforts to establish a single trade fair platform and welcomes the agreement between the two trade fair companies.
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