IMM cologne home furniture trade exhibit officially cancelled and postponed right up until 2023

IMM cologne home furniture trade exhibit officially cancelled and postponed right up until 2023



in a current push release, the organizers of IMM cologne have declared that the home furnishings trade event will not get position on the planned dates in january 2022 in cologne. the clearly show will be postponed right until january 2023, owing to the rise of COVID-19 instances all throughout europe. this is the 2nd calendar year in a row that the reasonable has been cancelled as a end result of the coronavirus pandemic.

all images courtesy of IMM cologne



IMM cologne’s profitable restart is endangered


display organizer koelnmesse produced this selection in close deliberation with the association of the german home furnishings market (VDM) and in settlement with other effectively-known industry reps. especially, the VDM, as the industry sponsor of the occasion, and in the context of the existing pandemic scenario, considers the financial achievement and the productive restart of IMM cologne in january incredibly endangered. ‘following session with numerous exhibitors, sector associates, and investing companions, there is both no query of participation on the portion of german exhibitors or exhibitors from the german-speaking location, or this is really considerably in question,’ mentions jan kurth, CEO of the VDM.


‘the present distinctive basic problems in the interior layout business make the practicability of IMM cologne pretty much not possible,’ shares oliver frese, COO of koelnmesse. ‘we didn’t make this quite bitter conclusion quick for ourselves, but look at it to be our obligation to consider this stage now in close session with the market. in this way we give clarity and setting up stability in the pursuits of our exhibitors. in our shared point of view, an IMM cologne with its claim as a top trade reasonable for the interior style and design field is not realizable in the recent condition.’

IMM cologne furniture trade show officially cancelled and postponed until 2023



an industry-certain choice


IMM cologne is the initially party of 2022 to be impacted as a outcome of the coronavirus pandemic. even so, the cancellation is restricted to IMM cologne and does not incorporate other B2B functions planned for spring 2022 in cologne. as IMM cologne’s official push release states, ‘in autumn, the cologne artwork fairs and the diet good anuga, among others, demonstrated that trade fairs are also when once again doable at the intercontinental level and can be carried out securely for everybody. it is at this time really crystal clear how otherwise individual industries are reacting to the current condition.’


‘we have determined a heterogeneous estimation between the exhibiting organizations in the facial area of the enduring pandemic problem in germany’, mentions oliver frese. the assessments range in degree specific to distinctive industries, ‘sometimes with a bigger impression on the respective trade honest and occasionally rarely palpable’, the COO proceeds. ‘in the interests of cooperation in a spirit of have confidence in, we are of training course speaking intently with our industries and customers, in buy to be in a position to reach just these varieties of market-distinct conclusions.’


koelnmesse even now programs on hosting the ORGATEC tokyo showcase in april, while back garden trade good spoof + gaga is scheduled to just take location in cologne in june 2022. 

IMM cologne furniture trade show officially cancelled and postponed until 2023


myrto katsikopoulou I designboom

dec 12, 2021