16 July 2024, 07:31
By Furniture News Jun 12, 2023

imm Spring Edition kickstarts fresh format

A total of 718 exhibitors from 43 countries participated in this year's imm Spring Edition, which took place from 4-7th June.

The one-off spring edition covered a gross exhibition area of 120,000 sqm, reports organiser Koelnmesse. A total of 86 exhibitors attended from Germany, and 632 from elsewhere.

Taking estimates for the last day of the trade fair into account, around 30,000 trade visitors from 116 countries attended the imm Spring Edition, and international visitors accounted for 52% of the audience [some 128,000 attended in January 2020]. 

“With the imm Spring Edition, Cologne has finally been able to send an important signal to the national and global markets again. Together with our partners from the industry, the Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM) and the retail sector, we’re now setting the course for imm cologne 2024,” says Gerald Böse,CEO at show organiser Koelnmesse.

VDM president Elmar Duffner noted the show's positive mood, stating: “The high-quality profile of the visitors and their response to the exhibitors’ presentations were very promising."

Koelnmesse says the edition marked "the start of the journey to a new and reimagined imm cologne" following a long pandemic break.

The edition saw a focus on the circular economy through various dedicated presentations and events, while new features Pure Galleries and The Circle proved popular.

The exhibition was bolstered by Interior Design Week, which saw the city transformed into a summer design festival, with around 100,000 visitors in attendance at the diverse presentations across Cologne.

imm cologne will return to its traditional timeline in 2024, from 14-18th January.

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