COLOGNE, GERMANY — Show management is claiming record-breaking figures for visitors at the dual trade fair imm cologne and LivingKitchen, for the furniture, interior design and kitchen trade.

Held Jan. 18-23, the dual event imm cologne and LivingKitchen drew 138,000 visitors, an increase of 38 percent compared to 2010. This number included 96,000 trade visitors as compared to 77,000 trade visitors in 2010, a 24 percent jump. The share of international trade visitors also rose by 24 percent to 37,000.

“The aisles of our fully booked halls were very well frequented every single day of the fair. The successful combination of the imm cologne and the premiere of the new LivingKitchen show was the most enjoyable fair we’ve had for a long time,” said  Koelnmesse CEO Gerald Böse in a statement. “The good mood in the industry and the current easing of the worldwide economic situation was very definitely reflected during the week of the fair,” he added.

Posted by Karen Koenig

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