Exhibitions in Germany are different. No only are visitors more organised and methodical in their approach, but sometimes their belief in the show is so strong that they will visit in their own time, after work. SPS/IPC/DRIVES – which already extends its opening hours on the middle day – has decided that this year’s event will stay open to 7pm on the first day as well. Good for visitors, but it’s going to be a tough show if you’re manning a booth!