Following the debut of 5 elements.berlin, the new fair for the bodywear, beach and spa segment in July, organizers are already planning the follow-up event, which will be held Jan. 19-21, 2010, concurrently with Berlin Fashion Week, Premium Exhibition and Bread & butter. One major development: Concept Stores will get a bigger space at the fair. Under the title “The Future: Concept Store Elements,” 5 elements.berlin will present the five elements on a total of 200 sq. meters, where visitors will find new ideas for presenting their goods at their points of sale. There will also be a collection transfer to Salon International de la Lingerie (SIL) in Paris, which will run Jan. 23-25, 2010. About 2,200 trade visitors from more than 20 countries attended the first edition of the fair.

—Melanie Gropler