Industry is looking forward to imm cologne 2016 recorded a high number of registrations
Four months before the start of the event, hall space rental figures slightly exceed those of the last fair duo imm cologne and LivingInteriors. In total, 80 percent of the hall space is already rented out.
Arne Petersen, Vice President Trade Fair Management of Koelnmesse comments on the registration status: “With this result we are following on in the same fashion as with the last edition of imm cologne. The figures with regards to international participation are particularly satisfying. Here we are seeing double-digit growth. We believe that the current developments confirm the importance of imm cologne as a business event on an international scale. Anyone wanting to be successful with furniture simply cannot afford to ignore Germany and imm cologne, the biggest event in this market“, Petersen continues. LivingInteriors, the event for innovative bathroom and room concepts is also eagerly awaited.
With the participation of Chateau d’Ax, Recticel/Schlaraffia, Kettal, Pedrali, Hansgrohe/Axor (LivingInteriors), Klafs (LivingInteriors), Geberit (LivingInteriors) and KERAMAG (LivingInteriors), several important companies have been newly secured as exhibitors or will make their return to Cologne. With more than 1.000 sqm of exhibition space, Turkey will be represented for the first time at a joint stand of this size.
Anyone wanting to know how we will live, sleep and eat in the future cannot afford to miss imm cologne
The huge breadth and depth of products offered extends from self-assembly furniture to premium brands to visionary product designs. Nowhere else can the entire world of living be experienced better than at the international furnishing show held in Cologne. Visitors will see new marketing concepts that will give the right impetus, even at the point of sale. The section of upholstered furniture reflects the individualisation of furnishing preferences as few other categories do – Comfort: Around 100 exhibitors show will be showing an international product range staged on more than 40.000 sqm of exhibition space, extending from individual “sofas for one” to modular seating groups and large-scale, multi-functional sets of seating, from sleek lounge armchairs to elegant couches to media-orientated reclining armchair.
Every two years, LivingInteriors displays how the interaction between products and materials in the areas of bathrooms, flooring, walls and lighting creates intelligent room solutions and integrated living environments. Together with imm cologne, Living Interiors provides a comprehensive and innovatively staged overview of the entire furnishing world. National and international exibitors from the main product sections present trends and new possibilities which generate enthusiasm amongst trade visitors as well as consumers.
From 18-24 January 2016, Cologne will be the trend barometer for the international furnishing world. Visitors and media can look forward to the many interesting companies and exciting product innovations.
Source: Imm Cologne
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