From 18 to 21 February 2013, ZOW at the trade fair centre Bad Salzuflen/Germany is going to be the venue at which new products, materials and process solutions of the supplier industry for furniture and interior design will be showcased for the very first time. Also included are extensive exhibitor presentations for the commercial construction industry: from lightweight and lighting technology, to tradeshow construction and shop fitting, hotel equipment, to caravan and ship construction. The trade fair has become a meeting point for a growing number of planners from the fields of architecture, design and interior design. At ZOW, planners are able to find the products and ideas necessary for their creative concepts – as well as reliable suppliers.

ZOW 2013: Hotspot for Commercial Construction Taking place every February in the furniture cluster East Westphalia-Lippe, ZOW is a fixed event for executives in the furniture industry and interior design. No other B2B trade fair provides them with a concise overview over the market and supplier innovations as early on in the year as ZOW. For the 2013 edition, roughly 490 national and international exhibitors and 13,500 leading decision-makers are expected. The wide range of showcases at ZOW covers surfaces, mounting parts and systems, semi-finished products, interior design products, such as panels and floors, as well as upholstery materials and leather. This does not only make ZOW a hot spot for the furniture industry, but also a paradise for interior designers in the commercial construction industry, trade fair constructors, shop fitters, interior designers and designers.

Sustainable products and processes: Lightweight furniture construction at the igeL forum

A quickly modifiable look, innovative materials, distinctive designs, integrated of modern technologies, energy efficiency and other ecological guidelines are only some of the requirements to be met by today’s construction industry. Sustainability in particular has become a primary topic in this industry.

Future-oriented impetus can be provided with modern lightweight and hybrid concepts. The interconnection of innovative, economical materials with new functions creates additional value for furniture and interior design. Certified lightweight construction elements already meet the high fire protection requirements for trade show construction and shop fitting. At ZOW 2013, the members of the lightweight construction association “igeL” ( will showcase their expert know-how and introduce recent developments. The igeL network includes experts in the fields of materials research and development, material supply, industry service provision, as well as mechanical and plant engineering. The lightweight pioneers at the igeL forum of ZOW will provide consulting services in hall 22.1.

Please note: Hospitality is important to ZOW. Admittance, parking, shuttle services, the exhibitor directory and catering are free of charge for visitors.

Source: Clarion Events Deutschland GmbH



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