Warm welcome to Grup Idea & Abessis at the leading retail trade fair EuroShop

The 21st edition of EuroShop 2023, the leading retail trade fair, came to an end on 2 March with a successful turnout of more than 81,000 visitors and 1,830 exhibitors from 55 countries. On this occasion, Grup Idea & Abessis were there for the first time as exhibitors with our own stand to present our work method, services and international retail projects and works all over Europe.

Located in the Designers’ Village, the area reserved for architecture and design studios, we shared space with nine other young agencies already established in design and shopfitting, mainly from the United Kingdom and Germany. From the designers’ area, only Grup Idea & Abessis came from Spain. For five days we welcomed professionals from the retail sector to our stand: technicians, suppliers, collaborators and clients in a very positive atmosphere of professional exchange and business opportunities.

During the fair, we had the opportunity to talk to the entire ecosystem of manufacturing companies, especially in the field of lighting, new materials, finishes and their high quality solutions to improve design and equipment in the retail sector. We also attended various talks at the Store Design Stage and Retail Designer’s Stage to learn first-hand about the latest trends in design for an optimal customer journey and the implications of sustainability and digitalisation in the design and construction of points of sale. Sustainability and digitalisation were the most common cross-cutting themes in the retail products exhibited and offered at the fair, from shopping stands, mannequins and decorative busts to lighting and refrigeration equipment.

For the event organisers themselves, the new edition of EuroShop has had a very positive impact, especially after three years of uncertainty and in view of the current challenges in the sector. “We would like to thank our exhibitors. With their innovative strength they have once again proved to be a magnet for the entire industry,” said Erhard Wienkamp, managing director of the trade fair, in a press release. The next EuroShop at Messe Düsseldorf will be held from 22 to 26 February 2026.