IMM Cologne – as old as the Federal Republic of Germany

For many entrepreneurs from the furniture and interior design sectors, the year does not begin with the New Year’s Eve fireworks, but a short time later with IMM Cologne, one of the largest international interior design fairs in the world. Next year IMM will be set up in the Cologne exhibition halls shortly after New Year’s Eve – the fair will then take place from 15 – 21 January 2018.

Founded in 1949, the fair is just as old as the Federal Republic of Germany. It is a real “economic miracle child”. Over the years, IMM Cologne has developed into a meeting place for international trade visitors. Living ideas from all over the world are presented here, with particular emphasis on innovation. A special section under the heading “Pure” will be dedicated to them.

In 2017 1185 exhibitors were represented in eight halls with a total of 230,000 m². They came from around 50 countries and welcomed 80,000 trade visitors. The highly motivated trade visitors have taken the Cologne trade fair into their hearts. This is due to the high standard of service and organisation as well as to the city of Cologne itself. The city centre can be easily reached on foot from the exhibition grounds. A highly interesting accompanying programme to IMM Cologne is offered there.

IMM Cologne also for end consumers

The organizer of IMM Colgne, the Association of the German Furniture Industry (Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie e.V.), attaches great importance to ensuring that end consumers also have access to the trade fair. In this way, exhibitors are given the opportunity to receive immediate feedback from people who want to live with their products.

For consumers, the early annual date of the Cologne furnishing fair is perfect. In this way it can inform itself specifically about the latest technology and innovative design. Exhibitors and trade visitors also appreciate the early date in the year, as it provides them with optimum starting conditions for the new fiscal year.

The stand fee is 195 €/m², the minimum size of an exhibition stand is 12 m². The current registration documents are all available on the trade fair website. In addition, information on IMM Cologne topics can be obtained very well via social media channels, as the fair is active there too. On Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest the IMM can be found.

With WUM Design we are regularly represented at this fair because we design, plan and construct small and large exhibition stands for our customers. Due to our Cologne location directly at the cathedral, the way to the fair is even too easy to manage on foot. Especially on the construction days, it is an advantage if you can just see what’s going on. Stand and stand construction are even easier with this proximity.

IMM in facts

  • Industry sector: Furniture and Interior Equipment
  • First fair: 1949
  • Frequency: annually
  • Next date: 15.01. – 21.01.2018
  • Visitors: 146.000
  • Exhibitor: 1.200
  • Exhibition area: 230,000 sqm
  • Location: Cologne Fair
  • Website