The anticipation is rising: What PSI exhibitors say

Julia Bernert

Published on 27.12.2022

The anticipation for Europe’s leading trade show for the promotional product industry is rising. After two years without a live PSI, many industry participants are longing to see each other again in person at the start of the new business year. Read here about the significance of PSI from 10 to 12 January 2023 for its exhibitors. 

Armin Halfar, Managing Director, Halfar System GmbH

For us, PSI is the leading platform for the promotional products industry in Europe. This is where our foreign representatives meet their customers and ours. Also important signals are sent to politics and the economy that uses the products. The precisely targeted promotional product has a huge advantage in the marketing mix, especially in economically difficult times, because scattering losses are minimised. 

We are looking forward to the upcoming re-launch of the trade fair business at PSI 2023 in Düsseldorf. Not only will products be presented there, but the European PSI network will come together again after a long time. A lot has happened in the past three years and, among many topics that currently occupy us all, sustainability is a big one. We are excited to see what the industry will show in Düsseldorf in January 2023.

Volker Griesel, Managing Director, FARE – Guenther Fassbender GmbH

For us, PSI is the flagship of the European promotional products industry. We are very much looking forward to the long overdue face-to-face meeting with our customers from home and, above all, abroad. At the trade fair, politicians can see that our industry makes a significant contribution to the national economy and at the same time deals responsibly with the important topic of sustainability. 

At PSI 2023, FARE will show that we are consistently pursuing the path we began more than ten years ago with the introduction of the ÖkoBrella family: with a sustainability strategy that includes, among other things, the climate neutrality of our company as well as climate-neutral umbrellas. We are particularly proud that our commitment to this topic of the future is regularly honoured at the PSI Sustainability Awards, most recently in 2021 with the award for ‘Innovator of the Year’ and in 2022 for the ‘Sustainable Campaign of the year’.” 

Kai Gminder, Managing Director, Gustav Daiber GmbH

For us, PSI is the most important trade fair where the entire European industry meets – including international market participants. From our point of view, the omens are good, especially due to the new old date in January. Driven by the classic New Year motivation, the need for solution-oriented exchange on current challenges and the restart moment of the industry, we are looking forward to a personal reunion with our customers from all over Germany and Europe.” 

Jan Breuer, Managing Director, mbw Vertriebsges. mbH

We are convinced: PSI is the transnational showcase for our products and finishing services to the industry. Here we can show our brand message to a wide-ranging international target group that extends beyond the DACH region. In the environment of high-quality products, we reach exactly the market participants we are looking for.” 

Marion Quast, Head of Corporate Business, Victorinox AG

„As the only true international trade show for the promotional products industry in Europe, the show has a particularly high priority for Victorinox. Our goal for PSI 2023 is to meet our European partners and their customers, as well as to promote personal contact with our German distributors. As a brand manufacturer in the premium sector, we would also like to present the new products for 2023 to the widest possible audience.”

Xavier Canton, Managing Director, burger pen AG

We have been participating for years and see the PSI trade fair as the only truly international trade fair for the promotional products industry. Accordingly, we are looking forward to new contacts and visitors in 2023, who will meet the challenges of Corona, the energy crisis and the war in Europe in a competent and forward-looking way.” 

Silke Eckstein, Managing Director, SND Porzellan Manufaktur GmbH

We are already looking forward to direct personal contact with our customers and interested parties at our PSI stand. Despite all the digital progress, the quality of our craftsmanship is still best experienced live. How do our porcelain products feel when finished? How fine is the realisation of the motifs, how do they feel in the hand and how heavy are they? Which product suits my motif? All this and much more can be truly felt at PSI and discovered in direct comparison. In doing so, we look forward to a high-quality brand environment at this established event, whose internationality is undisputedly attractive in the industry.” 

Armin Rigoni, Managing Partner, Heri-Rigoni GmbH

Whether distributor or manufacturer: a visit to PSI is important for business success right now. We believe in this and so we would like to give PSI 2023 another chance after our two-year abstinence before the outbreak of the pandemic. As the organiser, the network has taken convincing communicative measures that specifically address manufacturers as well as retailers. We very much welcome the fact that the fair has sharpened its profile and is once again focusing more on promotional products as its original core. Therefore, we are very positive about participating in the fair.” 

Markus Nawrotzky, Head of Sales Individual Regenschirme, doppler H. Würflingsdober GmbH

PSI is the leading international trade show and the kick-off event for the promotional products industry at the beginning of the year. For this reason, the decision was very easy and we are already very much looking forward to a successful restart after the pandemic. We are looking forward to high-quality talks with national and international distributors, as well as the industry coming together after two years.

Peter Leseberg, Head of Sales & Marketing, REFLECTS GmbH

“We still find the PSI stage highly interesting and have always exhibited there with enthusiasm. We would also like an international trade fair with a product focus to remain for our industry. We see good opportunities to showcase our company and especially our products at PSI and would like to meet many customers again in a professional environment as soon as possible.”