imm cologne cancelled

Next month’s imm cologne – the third of the major interiors exhibitions in January – has been cancelled.

‘The current special basic conditions in the interior design industry make the practicability of imm cologne almost impossible,’ says Oliver Frese, Koelnmesse coo. ‘We didn’t make this very bitter decision easy for ourselves, but consider it to be our obligation to take this step now in close consultation with the industry. In this way we provide clarity and planning security in the interests of our exhibitors. In our shared perspective, an imm cologne with its claim as a leading trade fair for the interior design industry is not realisable in the current situation.

‘We are currently working actively on options for also still being able to offer exhibitors of imm cologne an attractive trade fair presence at the international level. Here, both spoga+gafa and ORGATEC present excellent alternatives in the interior design portfolio of Koelnmesse.’

The show had been due to take place from 17-23 January and its cancellation follows that of Heimtextil and Domotex. More than 600 companies had been due to take part.

‘This step is restricted exclusively to imm cologne and its specific requirements for trade fair operations. We are principally planning, as before, to carry out our spring events in 2022. The political guidelines allow for this, and, following the excellent and safe course of the past autumn trade fairs, this must remain our mission in the interests of the participating industries,’ says Frese.



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