The Interior Business Event of imm cologne will be postponed to June 2023, in light of the need for face-to-face interactions and an in-person trade exhibition, especially after a two-year break.
“The imm cologne advisory board gave the concept proposed by Koelnmesse for the imm spring edition in June 2023 the green light unanimously,” said Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse. “This concept will ensure that imm cologne can take place again after a two-year break.
“I firmly believe in face-to-face exchanges. In my view, they are immensely important for the industry’s development, especially in challenging times. The sector needs an in-person platform in Germany, an event with international appeal and a strong communication reach like imm cologne.”
The new concept of imm cologne will unfold in two steps: The first step will be the imm spring edition from 4-7 Jun 2023.
“The spring edition is synonymous with a new beginning. imm cologne wants to use it to motivate and to show how it is experimenting with new ideas and leaving well-trodden paths behind,” explained Oliver Frese, COO of Koelnmesse. “What’s more, the event in June gives our partners planning certainty.”
End consumers will be able to visit the trade fair by invitation, giving the spring event a clear business focus. The kitchen segment will also be included in the imm 2023 spring edition. At the same time, Koelnmesse’s plan is to incorporate the city more closely into the spring edition as an event location.
The second step will then follow in the summer of 2023. In close consultation with the industry and the associations involved in the event, the future dates for imm cologne and LivingKitchen will be set.
According to Koelnmesse, the future vision for imm cologne conceives the interior event as more than just a key business platform. As a catalyst for the sector’s development, it addresses both industry and external issues of relevance to the imm cologne community.