All went good. Thanks :-)
About the event
SPIEL 2023 will occur as a live event between 05.10.2023 and 08.10.2023. The trade fair will be held at the Messe Essen in Essen, Germany. The hosting venue will not feature the latest Covid-19 prevention measures for the time being. This is due to the removal of the related pandemic restrictions. Organisers will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and adapt the venue's safety policies as necessary.
SPIEL – A Brief Introduction
SPIEL has almost 40 years under its belt and within that time has risen to be a defining moment for players in the board game business, which in recent years has been in a state of revival. The international fair is based in Essen, Germany and occurs every October for four days. Edition after edition, SPIEL has not stopped growing. The edition in 2019 registered its highest-yet attendance – more than 1200 international exhibitors and 209,000 visitors in total at the modern exhibition halls of Messe Essen. That’s more than a reason enough to head on over to SPIEL.
An Industry Profile
Board games have long since evolved beyond being a simple children’s toy. Today the market is a multi-million-dollar industry with games targeting the whole family, casual players and serious gamers who want to be challenged. SPIEL reflects these tastes in its variety of product groups that include board, card, movement, children's, adult, interactive, skill, computer and digital games. They also include comic and action books, as well as original comic artwork. Attendees can also examine action figurines. The audience is definitely varied, but it is safe to say the majority consists of end consumers.
Travel 2 Fairs Takes You There
As soon as you get your tickets for SPIEL, it’s time to plan your business trip to Essen, Germany – hotel prices only go up the closer you get to October. Act fast and decisively before you’re out of options. Hire Travel 2 Fairs ltd to discover the best deals at the best prices close to Messe Essen. You combine a quick commute with low prices and great comfort. A personal travel assistant works on your case so you get results within a single day. The size of your group is also no challenge – Travel 2 Fairs is good with three-four up to over twenty people!
The 2021 edition of SPIEL took place as a hybrid event. The trade fair consisted of a face-to-face exposition and a complimentary digital platform. The edition featured around 600 exhibitors who presented more than 1000 new products. The strict Covid-19 prevention measures that were put in place at the Messe Essen included social distancing regulations.
SPIEL 2022 was held as a face-to-face trade fair between 04.10.2022 and 09.10.2022 in Messe Essen. The venue did not include Covid-19 safety measures due to the removal of the related pandemic restrictions. The event received 147,000 visitors (a 53% increase in visitor participation rate compared to the previous edition) and 980 exhibitors from 56 nations. The exhibitors presented over 1,800 board games.
SPIEL ESSEN 2023 occurred as a live trade fair between 05-08.10.2023. It took place in Messe Essen and, similar to the 2022 format, did not feature coronavirus precautions. The iteration was attended by approximately 200 000 attendants.
Our visitors for the event
Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for your assistance in arranging the accommodation. Just returned from Berlin and everything went well. Nice and clean hotel with good location near central station. Thank you once again!
All went okay and the hotel was good.
Aqua Nor 2023
Thanks for reaching me out. Tom Parker was very helpful and patient as we did so many changes due to the pandemic situation not so easy to manage.
For the future we would prefer to include the breakfast in the negotiation with the hotel.
I will leave my feedback in the link you provided soon.
Thank you for your email. Our trip to Interpack was successful and we enjoyed our staying in Doria hotel. Especially we appreciated its great location and hospitality.
There is no fair next year but we will keep in mind this hotel for our eventual future trips.
Federico Gamba and Olga Stebeleva
Dear Mark, Sorry to reply this late! I have just got back to Taiwan after this long business trip – the K was very successful and thank you for asking. I would love to take a while to give you mine, and my Teammates’ feedback about the accommodation. Overall impression: Very good value for money! Pros: 1. Great location – it took 2 minutes to walk to the metro station and then 20 more minutes on the train to get to the fair. 2. Lots of restaurants and shops around – very convenient! 3. Rooms were big and clean, and we had plenty of space for our suitcases. 4. Comfortable beds, central heating and big bathrooms. 5. We will definitely consider it for the next K! it fulfilled most of our requirements! Having said all that I know you would like to know about the cons. I do not try to attack you, as you don’t run the hotel, but for your reference and future customers you should be aware of the down side of the hotel; 1. There was no internet connection in the rooms – I think it was the biggest problem for us, as we had to receive emails and work in the lobby – the only place with the internet connection. You must know that the lobby was in a different building across the street! So this was not what I had in mind when ordering the rooms – Wi-Fi connection in the room is the most important thing when searching hotels for myself and my Team. The lobby was also a bar and a restaurant at the same time so it was inconvenient for us and other patrons to work there. The staff of the hotel did nothing upon my request to fix the connection in at least some of our rooms. 2. Great location – unfortunately it comes with a price – the area was busy and loud every night and for the whole night, the windows didn’t block all of the noise of breaking glass and drunken singing. As I said at the beginning it was good value for money, and we would still chose this one! Knowing it was loud and there was no internet would not stop us from ordering it, but it would give us heads up and chance to mentally prepare. I hope my feedback was helpful and you will communicate with the hotel the need for Wi-Fi.
Thank you! Best Regards, Emma TRACZ Regional Manager
Thanks for your effort to help us arranging our exhibition hotel, and we appreciate it. Everything went smoothly and successfully.
Everything went fine with the hotel and our trip. We are happy with the job from Megan.
However i havent heard from my colleagues about the hotel but i believe they liked it.
CPhI Worldwide 2023
Hotel was good and all went okay with my trip.
Facilities were clean and staff was friendly.
Only issue was that its my first time in Munich and it was confusing for me to get to the hotel but that wont be the issue next year.
Everything went well at the Campanile Geneve Ferney Voltaire.
All went well. Very nice hotel and no troubles at the check-in, even though we came late at night.
Best regards / Med venlig hilsen
Leonardo Hotel Berlin was a very good choice.
Thanks for your help!