Imm cologne 2018: a dynamic start to the year

February 22, 2018

(Germany) – Imm Cologne welcomes 125,000 visitors.

In total, around 125,000 visitors (including estimates for the last day of the interiors show) attended IMM Cologne to find out about industry trends and new launches.

With this figure, imm cologne achieved a slight increase in visitors compared to the similar event in 2016 despite Storm Friederike on Thursday and the resulting transport difficulties. The event attracted greater numbers of trade visitors from Europe and Asia, which are the No. 1 export markets for the German and European furniture industries.

“imm cologne is an excellent and highly effective platform for international business,” said Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse. “Each year, the trade fair provides the industry with vital momentum for sales in decisive export markets around the world,” he added. The President of the Association of the German Furniture Industry, Axel Schramm, also gave the event an excellent verdict: “The German furniture industry is delighted that imm cologne went exceptionally well and gave us a great start to 2018. We hope that the momentum that we’ll take with us from Cologne will carry us throughout the rest of the year. The trade fair’s success will assist furniture manufacturers in expanding our successful exports and in achieving results in the challenging home market,” he commented.