imm cologne returns in 2022
imm cologne – the annual trade fair on furniture, furnishing including lighting and bathrooms fittings has been cancelled for 2021. The fair was earlier scheduled to be held from January 20-23, 2021 in a hybrid format. The hybrid format is a combination of a physical fair and online model. This model has been relied upon by many exhibition organisers over the past few months. The special hybrid edition of imm cologne was cancelled due to the current developments in the corona pandemic across the region.
imm cologne cancellation background
Said Mr.Gerald Böse, CEO, Koelnmesse ‘We’ve had to face the reality, even though it’s painful. In the end, because of the very dynamic way things are developing right now, the uncertainty among our exhibitors and visitors was just too strong. This decision was geared to the interiors industry and made in close consultation with our conceptual sponsor, the VDM (Association of the German Furniture Industry), as well as our exhibitors and partners.’ He further added, ‘Because the concept for the special edition was based on the offline and online formats being closely interlinked and mutually dependent, not even a purely digital event made sense under these circumstances.’
ambista – the global online network of furniture and interiors industry
Koelnmesse has an online presence through it’s platform named ambista. It is positioned as the global online network of furniture and interiors industry. ambista is a 6000 member forum that brings the furnishing and furniture industry together. ‘With ambista, Koelnmesse already combines the most important functions that market players in the furniture and interiors sector need on a daily basis in a single platform.’ explains Mr. Böse. He further adds, ‘But we’re optimistic about the future and doubly looking forward to 2022, when the industry can gather here in Cologne again and get off to a dynamic start to the year with imm cologne.’
imm cologne returns in 2022
In 2022, imm cologne will take place in physical form as usual, with the addition of a digital supplement. Over the coming weeks, the concept for imm cologne 2022 will be drawn up in conjunction with the industry. In January 2021, imm cologne will be presenting a sneak preview of the trends, products and relevant themes that will be shaping the year to come. This will be done in a compact form on a single day.
The next imm cologne will take place from January 19-23, 2022.
As a fair organizer, Koelnmesse has has a very high acceptance in the global furniture, interiors and design industry. It organizes some of the top shows on furnishing, living and lifestyle. In addition to this show, it also organises the following shows:
- LivingKitchen (every alternate year) – A show on kitchen and kitchen components sector
- interzum cologne in Cologne(every alternate year) – On office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry
- interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou (Annual)
- and finally, interzum bogotá in Bogotá