Koln, Germany - With roughly four months to go, LivingKitchen is making its way down the home stretch. Already there are 140 confirmed exhibitors (+6% compared to the same time last year) from Germany and abroad. Exhibitors at the first LivingKitchen were primarily leaders in the German kitchen industry, but the concept is now drawing more and more international exhibitors to Cologne. Consequently, they now make up 40% of the overall participants (25% in 2011). The result is that Koelnmesse is no longer offering the unique service package solely to the domestic market; it’s offering it around the globe. For example, in addition to next January's event, Koelnmesse is developing cooperations with international trade fairs such as Rooms Moscow 2013 and Kitchen’& Bath China 2013 in Shanghai.

“In January 2013 Cologne will once again be the hotspot for the world of furnishings. In addition to this, big names in the kitchen industry will also meet up next year here in Cologne,” said Frank Haubold, business unit manager for Furnishings & Objects, referring to the gratifyingly high number of 140 confirmed registrants. “LivingKitchen’s concept is based on staging new kitchen environments in their entirety. That is why there is an international mix of kitchen furniture, built-in appliances and the corresponding accessories. All told, LivingKitchen will occupy three halls and approximately 40,000 square metres. As a result, trade visitors will be able to gather comprehensive information about current developments and trends. The mix of products on display and the events being staged at the same time will be of particular interest to the general public,” added Haubold.

For example, companies such as AEG, Beckermann, Electrolux, Express Küchen, Gutmann, Häcker Küchen, Miele, Schock, Svea and Zanussi will be presenting their products in Hall 4.1. Visitors will also be able to see kitchen trends from Alno, Blanco, Bosch, Eggersmann, Gaggenau, Göhring, Lechner, Leicht, Neff, Sachsenküchen, Team 7, V-Zug, Warendorfer and Zeyko, among others, in

Hall 4.2. Trade visitors and end consumers will discover new items from Bauformat, Bauknecht, Burger, Franke, Gorenje, Nobilia, Nolte, Schüller, Siemens, Villeroy & Boch and companies in the A30 marketing consortium (Artego, Ballerina, Brigitte, Pronorm, rational, Rotpunkt, RWK) in Hall 5.2. From 5 September 2012 on, all exhibitors will be listed in the online index as well, which means that interested parties will be able to perform a search based on the hall, keywords, product groups or country.

LivingKitchen is not alone in brilliantly mastering the final sprint. Standing impressively by their side is also the entire imm cologne team, with booking numbers growing steadily. It is already clear that for the first time in many years the entire Cologne trade fair grounds will be occupied in January 2013, with more than 284,000 square metres allocated. New records in terms of the number and quality of visitors should also be within reach thanks to extensive visitor promotion activities in more than 80 countries.

An international character will be emphasised in all strategic activities. With its many years of industry expertise and successful exhibitor and media management, Koelnmesse not only makes a convincing impression on foreign exhibitors regarding the trade fair location on the Rhine, as it also applies its knowledge in other international markets. The latest coup involves the planning of the German pavilion at Kitchen & Bath China 2013 in Shanghai, for which Koelnmesse will assume responsibility. Moreover, in May 2012 a new event was created for Moscow that is scheduled for May 2013. Rooms Moscow will open up interesting opportunities for exhibitors to reach the increasingly attractive Russian market. At the same time, such an event will attract new groups of visitors to the trade fairs in Cologne.

The next dual exhibition

imm cologne // LivingKitchen will take place from:

14 - 20 January 2013

Many more details are available at:



Source: Koelnmesse

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