The world trends that make impact on the furniture, kitchen and bath sectors are all shown at imm Cologne – the international furnishing trade fair that sees leading companies as well as emerging brands present their very best product lines. First established in 1949, imm Cologne has grown to be a trend-setting event in the industry with an incredible impact that’s felt not only in Europe, but far beyond. Its relevancy can be traced to the wealth of products included into its catalog. There’s home furniture, interior, mattresses, carpets, chairs, reproduction furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room, fabrics, self-assembly furniture, solid wood furniture and upholstered furniture just to tick off the main categories.
imm Cologne creates the trends and taste in furniture, which is why it runs like clockwork at the start of every year. Editions last a week in January and take place in Cologne, Germany. The roles of official organiser and host are shared by Koelnmesse, which has turned imm Cologne into one of its most signature events. The first four days are reserved for professional visitors only and the last three days admit the general public. The working hours are often from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon, though are subject to change. The last day wraps one hour earlier. Koelnmesse is fully integrated into Cologne’s infrastructure and gives you plenty of opportunities to commute. Outside driving, you have the city rail, metro and tram lines to get you there.
What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor
- The biggest advantage to exhibiting at imm Cologne is the fact that you begin the year and the season with your best foot forward and return home with good publicity and sales leads;
- imm Cologne has proven itself as the benchmark event for the furniture industry, which is why you’re going to meet the essential contacts in your niche;
- As the end consumer is allowed to attend, you’ll be able to gather authentic reactions from the general public and gage the popularity of your products;
- imm Cologne is a source for innovation and creativity as each edition highlights unusual, inventive designs and materials.
Audience & Statistics
imm Cologne continues to grow with each new edition as the audience now has reached 149,000 international visitors in total – that’s one of the biggest reasons to reserve a spot on the show floor. In comparison, there are over 1150 exhibitors that partake in each edition on average. The visitors that come represent professional buyers as well as the general public, which allows you to gather valuable information from buyers on every level. The split in visitors based on national and foreign is roughly in the middle with most visitors localized on the territory of Europe with Spain, France and Belgium at the forefront. imm Cologne is put together with the support of the Association of the German Furniture Industry, which gives legitimacy and attracts professional visitors from the specialist retail, furnishings trade and interior design sectors.
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