More than 14,000 people from 62 countries attended interbad 2018. The semi-annual industry conference concluded Oct. 26 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The event, which attracts professionals in both residential and commercial pools and spa industries, featured more than 370,000 square feet of exhibition space, more than 90 talks, workshops and panel discussions.

The trade show is organized by the German Assocation for the Recreational and Medicinal Bath Industry.

“With the key topics of digitalization, retention of skilled personnel and vocational education and training, interbad examines the future challenges facing small and medium-sized companies,” stated Katrin Schütz, State Secretary in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing.

One third of visitors at interbad 2018 were owners or managing directors of a company. Overall, almost 90% said they were involved in purchasing and procurement decisions in their company.