The arrivalI was travelling to the exhibition from my home town Freising. This means, that I first took the train to the main station in Munich further took the U2 to the exhibition 'city'. The first leg was normal, with nothing special to mention. The metro track however was full of business men, wearing suites, headed for the exhibition. The metro therefore was extremely full and some people were even left behind. Well, at least for a few minutes, since the metros came every few minutes. When arriving to the exhibition area I headed straight for hall B1, which was assigned to the 'Air Cargo Europe' exhibition only, which is a part of the transport logistic exhibition. The amount of people checking in was incredible, even though I took the East-Entrance, which was not nearly as crowded as the west-entrance. The complete transport logistic blocked 9 out of 18 available halls in Munich.
Checking out the hallsWhen entering hall B1, I was stunned. The first exhibitor was the Lufthansa Group with a huge stand, which was very crowded and really got my attention as a first eye-catcher. Before anything else I made a really intense walk-around and tried to get some impressions in general. The biggest part of exhibitors were airlines and airports, which put much effort into their presentation. A few stands, like Virgin Atlantic airlines (picture) ,Brussels airport or Cologne airport were basically bars, where one could get free drinks or food. Some other airlines, like Emirates or Saudia had huge stands, with two floor levels. The staff was really, really nice everywhere and so I finished my first look around with a great impression.