As the largest European open-air trade fair – are you prepared for weather variations?

With our many years of demo park experience, we are of course perfectly prepared for weather variations. For those who arrive by car, we guarantee spaciously laid out parking areas which are most of the part concreted. Since demo park takes place on a full-fledged airfield we are, besides, in the fortunate position to have at our disposal asphalted gangways and paths defying all winds and weathers. High-grade exhibition tents are another pillar which illustrates that we are in a position to face all eventualities. Nonetheless, an open-air event naturally makes more fun if the sun is shining …

The event is co-located with the Turf Show and other special actions. What’s their contribution to demo park’s success?

Dr Bernd Scherer: Daring to think outside the box has always been an integral aspect of demo pack. We have demonstrated this for many years, not least with our changing special shows, which continually inspire and capture the imagination of our target group. With our special municipal building activity show, demo park 2017 is truly breaking new ground. It can be said that this trial balloon involves creative, effective contributions of the gardening and landscaping sector, the construction materials industry, and machinery manufacturers, for the networked city of tomorrow. Equally, future-oriented is the well-established special turf show, which will present the latest care concepts to turfgrass professionals.

Finally, can you give us some participation results from the previous edition?

Dr Bernd Scherer: As Europe's largest open-air exhibition for the green sector, demo pack has been a powerful visitor magnet for years. 2015 alone, about 36,500 visitors found their way to Eisenach. For the tenth demo park, we have put together an exceptionally attractive package. We are happy to see you all in June where you can witness exciting machinery and services in operation on three fair days. Thus, planning exhibition attendance early is beneficial. The comprehensive range of products is also a good reason to add an extra day so that it is really worthwhile ...