IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung, is Europe's biggest tech show. Held in Berlin over the first few days of September, it's one of the most significant spots on the calendar for product launches.

The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and now, hosted in the huge Messe Berlin complex, it's one of the world's largest tech shows. Unlike many such shows, IFA is open to the public, meaning anyone can go an marvel at the latest and greatest technology.

IFA 2018 is being held in Berlin from 31 August-5 September. These are the dates that the show is open to the public at Messe Berlin.

However, the press day - when information about new products is released - will fall on the days before this with 30 August likely to be the most active in terms of new announcements. We'll also hear about a few things on 29 August. 

We will be there in force to bring you all the announcements that matter.

IFA 2017 gave us some great launches, including Sony's new HW-1000XM2 headphones, the Fitbit Ionic and the LG V30 phone.

The exact details of what will be launched at IFA 2018 remain something of a mystery, but there are some early indications of what we might expect. As companies make announcements, we'll keep this feature updated with all the details.

Honor has confirmed that it will be hosting a press conference at IFA 2018. It's a big stage for the company, so likely to be for the launch of a big phone. That might be the Honor Play, a 6.3-inch phone targetting the gaming market. The phone has been launched in China, but there are rumours that it will be coming to Europe at IFA.

Acer has announced its global press conference to be held on 29 August, so it will be one of the first companies to make announcements before the show opens. We're expecting it to be laptop updates, but so far there are few clues as to what to expect. 

Asus has invited press to a media day at IFA 2018, suggesting that there are going to be devices to harness your "creative power".

B&O has a press conference booked in early. It's difficult to deduce what the company might be launching, it could be an updated BeoVision TV or new speakers, perhaps something for the BeoPlay range.

Fitbit traditionally announces a new device for IFA, typically revealing details just before the show kicks off and having it on display. This year it looks like that new device might be a refresh of the Charge 2, with rumours for the Charge 3 in full swing.

Fossil doesn't have a press conference scheduled, but it often presents a range of new smartwatches at IFA, including models from Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Fossil itself. The company has announced additions to the Michael Kors Access line-up already, as well as new Fossil watches so expect to see more about those, along with a few others perhaps.

HTC is rumoured to be announcing a new mid-range handset, which is being called HTC U12 Life. It is not yet clear if HTC will use IFA to reveal the device, but rumours have been surrounding this device since spring and it is thought to be coming soon so a near-IFA announcement would make sense.

Huawei has often used IFA for big launches, but there's been very little teasing for IFA 2018, so it looks like the company isn't going to be making any big announcements at the show. We know, however, that it is hosting an IFA Keynote speech. There have been rumours that Huawei would unveil its next Kirin chipset at the show. As for devices, we think it will be a quiet show as it's a little early for the next Mate and so as not to over-shadow sub-brand Honor.

LG used IFA 2018 to launch the LG V30. It was the first time that LG had actually launched at the show and it was the first time that the LG V30 was going on sale in Europe. With people already talking about the LG V40 - there's every chance that LG might use the show for its second major device launch of the year.

LG has yet to confirm anything in terms of mobile, but there will be some smart, connected, artificially intelligent bedroom furniture presented at the show. The company has confirmed it will be showing the LG Styler ThinQ, as well as the more advanced LG Styler Mirrored Glass Door that utilises LG's ThinQ AI tech.

LG has set aside time in the press schedule for a preview of the LG booth so we expect to see at least the smart bedroom furniture then, and hopefully a few other things.

Panasonic usually has a large presence at IFA and with the company celebrating 100 years, it's sure to have something to talk about at IFA 2018. The company is having a press conference, but there's little indication of what it might cover.

Philips is likely to use IFA 2018 to reassert its TV line-up, as well as push some of its other consumer segments. Expect news of its OLED TVs - and you can expect to hear more on Thursday 30 August.

Razer moved itself into the phone business following the acquisition of Nextbit and rumours about the Razer Phone 2 have been circulating all year. With the recent launch of the ROG Phone as a gaming challenger, the race is now on. There's a rumour that Razer will be looking at IFA 2018 to show off this new device, but details are light on the ground right now.

There's also been talk of Project Linda launching, the company's take on the hybrid laptop that uses your phone to power it.

Samsung has used IFA to announce one of the biggest devices of the year - literally. For many years, IFA was the launch pad for the Samsung Galaxy Note. But the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was announced on 10 August, along with the Galaxy Watch. The company has also already outed the Galaxy Tab S4, so any new announcements won't be mobile.

Samsung has issued invitations to a press conference however and that invite features a TV, fridge, washing machine and the Galaxy Note 9. If anything, we might see Samsung's MicroLED launched and perhaps more smart appliances. There's also a big Bixby 2.0 and SmartThings platform to be discussed.

Sony often has something to launch at IFA, be that a new flagship TV, headphones or even an Xperia handset. This year will be no different as it has announced a 1pm CET (12pm BST) press conference on Thursday 30 August.

Talk of the Sony Xperia XZ3 has been rife, with rumours suggesting that the dual camera of the Xperia XZ2 Premium might find its way into a device like the Xperia XZ2, but slimmer. It's a classic Sony Mobile move and we suspect it's going to happen at IFA.

Sony has also just announced a new Master Series flagship OLED and LCD TV, which we're sure to see at the show.

Finally, there's been the leak of some new headphones - the Sony WH-1000X MK3 look like they might be announced, as Sony continues to push its high-end noise cancelling headphones. We're expecting great things.

Tado will have some smart home products to launch, but so far hasn't said anything more than that they will work in the background to give you a healthier home.

Toshiba will be making some announcements at IFA 2018. We suspect they will circulate around the re-emergence of the Toshiba TV brand in Europe, probably with Alexa or Google Assistant support.