Episode #09: Industry Insights: Highlights from the CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf
This week’s episode features the highlights from my visit to the CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf – the world’s biggest caravan/RV show attended by people from the caravan industry from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, USA and Asia.
After a couple of quieter years due to the covid pandemic, this year’s CARAVAN SALON was back to full strength with 16 halls full with over 730 exhibitors from 34 countries.
This is the first time I have recorded an episode of the podcast while out and about, but thankfully, there don’t seem to have been any technical issues – although the sound quality might not be as perfect as my usual recordings from my office.
I interviewed a few people to get their impressions of the show,. This includes Andrew Ditton, the freelance caravan journalist and content creator interviewed in episode #04, Kevin Newton, the owner of RV Supplies who had come all the way from New Zealand, and another British visitor, Shane Malpass from WeBuyAnyMotorcaravan.com who was having his first experience of CARAVAN SALON Dusseldorf.
While at the show, I also recorded some interviews for future episodes. These include interviews with representatives from Thetford, Globe-Traveller, Knaus Tabbert and Germany’s ADAC organisation.
- Supply shortages – particularly Fiat/Stellantis chassis
- New model debuts from Hobby, Hymer, Burstner and Knaus Tabbert.
- Highlights and first impressions of the show
- B2B suppliers in Halls 13 and 14
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