A globally unique platform:
imm cologne 2016

The beginning of the 2016 furniture year is heralded by the most important event in its calendar: imm cologne sets the trends, business momentum and topics for the entire furniture year, as early as January! Cologne is in the middle of the world’s most important sales market, Germany, and centrally located in Europe. Only here will you, as an exhibitor, find all the relevant target groups in one place – as well as the perfect opportunity to present your ideas and innovations to the whole world all at once!

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But the trade fair is not restricted to the trade fair grounds! Across the whole metropolis of Cologne, in shops, galleries and exciting, pop-up and off-the-beaten-track locations, special events and spectacular formats will provide plenty to talk about. For one week, the entire city will become the furnishing capital of Europe!

Unparalleled inspiration:
LivingInteriors 2016

This is where furniture worlds transform into living worlds: LivingInteriors comprehensively brings the latest innovations and concepts from the areas of bathroom and room design to life. In 2016, everything will revolve around the “Trend Avenue”. Along this centrally located street of pure innovation, visitors will experience the trends and concepts of tomorrow at numerous stands as well as at exciting special shows – not least at the Forum with its inspiring event programme.

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The perfect combination: as it does every two years, the interplay of LivingInteriors and imm cologne provides for even more appeal, entirely new target groups and all sorts of added value for you as an exhibitor. The result is a unique 360-degree exhibition offering a perfect, and above all, comprehensive overview of furnishing.

Unrivalled internationality:
Exhibitor overview

If you want to see the whole world, come to Cologne! imm cologne’s status as the industry’s leading fair and international business hub has been underlined by the impressive figures from 2015: 1,073 companies from 50 countries, 68% of those coming from abroad, with 93% of exhibitors satisfied or even very satisfied with the degree to which they achieved their fair objectives.

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Exhibitors highly satisfied with
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The focus of the exhibits in 2015

Sources: Koelnmesse GmbH / visitor survey at imm cologne 2015, carried out by an independent market research institute.

Unmatched variety:
Visitor overview

Industry visitors from all over the word, top international decision-makers and furnishing experts from every area of furniture and interior design – at imm cologne, your message reaches the industry’s most important opinion leaders and disseminators in one go. The decisions of the future are made here in Cologne. Unanimous agreement received from visitors: 94% would recommend a visit.

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Visitors from 138 countries:


Decision-makers or trade visitors involved in the purchasing decisions

146,000 visitors from 138 countries at imm cologne 2015

Trade visitors according to economic areas (excl. Germany)

Trade visitors from all relevant industries*

* Multiple answers possible
Sources: Koelnmesse GmbH / visitor survey at imm cologne 2015, carried out by an independent market research institute.

Uniquely stimulating:
The platform for innovation

imm cologne is the world’s leading platform for new ideas, for innovations and trends and for young, creative, new design. This is where business momentum for the entire industry is generated and trending topics for the coming months take shape.

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Innovation and trends will be presented not just at the exhibitors’ stands but also showcased at a series of exciting and inspiring events. One of the most spectacular is sure to be “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage”, in which life in the house of the future is imagined, designed and realised by a renowned international designer.

Unbeatably extensive:
The fair services

As an exhibitor, you set the trends, present your innovations and inspire your target group – we’ll take care of the rest! From your arrival on-site to the engineering of the whole fair and its technology through to providing quiet areas for your conversations with important clients, we organise everything you’ll need for a successful fair appearance.

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For your participation:

  • Stand construction
  • Stand technology
  • Food Service
  • Event organisation
  • Travel arrangements

For trade visitors and end customers:

  • Admission ticket vouchers (printed and online) for your visitors
  • VIP programmes for top quality visits
  • Business Lounge: Area of retreat for discrete discussions with top buyers and VIPs
  • Visa service for your industry visitors
  • Visitor Guide
  • Discount flyers for the end customer

For your business:

  • Global Networking Lounge – networking and matchmaking for exhibitors and trade visitors
  • Conference Centres
  • Events during and away from the bustle of the trade fair for you and your customers
  • No copy: Initiative for the protection of originals
  • Press conferences to activate your target groups
  • World-wide, eye-catching advertising campaigns for attracting new target groups

Incomparably eye-catching:
Communication activities

The world’s eyes are on Cologne for the duration of imm cologne: Specialist trade publications, but also general interest titles, TV shows and social media all report on the trends and topics emerging in Cologne – meaning that your message is communicated in a variety of ways and far beyond the exhibition halls.

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Using the individual components of our international communication campaign, we deliver your message exactly where it is supposed to go – from press releases sent directly to thousands of international journalists to target group-specific mailing campaigns.

  • Theme-specific press releases reach approx. 2,500 journalists
  • Worldwide press conferences
  • Editorial discussions and interviews
  • Intensive press services during the trade fair
  • Social media activities across all channels
  • Print, internet and online: marketing activities on all media channels for both industry visitors and end consumers.
  • Target group-specific worldwide mailing campaigns

Yes, please!

We are interested in participating at the imm cologne 2016.