Published on : Friday, October 24, 2014
imm cologne and LivingKitchen are open for business from 19 January 2015, marking the first international interior design fair of the year. With approximately 1,300 companies from 50 countries, the imm cologne/LivingKitchen fair duo presents a wide-ranging, diverse display of products in 2015 once again. Two thirds of the exhibiting companies come from abroad. The most broadly represented visiting nations include Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands and Asian countries also have a strong showing. And the visitors are as international as the exhibitors! The percentage of visitors from abroad is on average 42 per cent (based on Trade Visitor Days figures). Visitor figures from Asia, North America and Europe in particular showed a clear increase in recent years. “imm cologne’s international flair is the object of particular praise from visitors. This feeling is certainly not only triggered by the many different languages to be heard but also by the exhibiting big brands’ impressive presence.” says Uwe Deitersen, Project Manager at imm cologne. All signs indicate that imm cologne will not only contribute to economic recovery next year, but will, due to its media influence, also have a positive effect on the public, says Arne Petersen, Head of Koelnmesse’s Living and Furnishing division.
In 2015, imm cologne together with LivingKitchen will occupy the whole of the more than 280,000 sqm of the Cologne exhibition grounds. Over 100,000 pieces of furniture and other furnishing items will be exhibited, around a third of which will be presented to the international market for the first time at the Cologne exhibition. In total, around 150,000 visitors from all over the world are expected. For suppliers and buyers from all the important markets, imm cologne is the most important trade platform for the global furnishing and interior design industry and an expert industry audience. The market-ready products of the exhibiting companies are brought together in one location and clearly divided into individual segments. The diverse selection of the products is unique to imm cologne in its breadth and depth. Also 2015 Cologne is again “the place to be”.
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