The German edition of ZOW in Bad Salzuflen attracted 17,500 visitors, up from 15,000 a year ago.

Visitor numbers also increased to 671 from 500 a year ago.

Clarion Events Deutschland, organisers of the February 6-9 event, recorded a slight increase in international visitors (35% share), while the majority of visitors (65%) came from Germany.

As in the past, visitors from Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and England accounted for the largest share of international visitors.

But there was a significant increase in visitors from Poland, Russia and Italy this year.