IFA Berlin started today. The important consumer electronics fair kicked off in the capital city with the theme “Innovation”. Over 1800 exhibitors display gadgets and devices of all shapes and sizes spread over 27 halls.

The overall news in the tech sector is not positive. Sales of certain consumer electronics products have declined due to economic headwinds and market saturation. Smartphones and heavy appliances purchases have slipped. On the positive front, small appliances and gaming machines saw a big increase consumer buys.  

On the lighter side, while having lunch I met an Argentine start-up head developing pastry pods. Over the next few days I hope to stop by the stand to try the chocolate recipe. Mr. Cordoba promised me the ingredients are natural and tasty.  Baking time takes 10 minutes in a small oven.  I am curious . Stay tuned for more on this subject. 

IFA Berlin continues until Sept .