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Innovative, inspiring, international: interzum 2019 welcomed 74,000 visitors

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interzum 2019 attracted some 74,000 visitors and featured more than 1,800 exhibitors from 60 countries.

interzum, the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design, closed its doors following a successful, four-day run in Cologne, Germany on 24 May.
interzum once again served as a source of inspiration for the design of future living spaces and presented the technical, haptic and visual trends and refinements that will influence interiors for the next couple of years.
More than 1,800 exhibitors from 60 countries, more companies than ever before, showcased their innovations to a worldwide audience.
This year’s show also expanded its international reach significantly as the proportion of foreign visitors rose to around 75 per cent, up from 73 per cent in 2017.
“We significantly exceeded our goal of topping the 70,000-visitor mark,” said Gerald Böse, president and CEO of Koelnmesse, who is delighted with the results.
“This has been an almost magical anniversary event in every respect and one that we will all remember. An industry demonstrated its immense capacity for innovation in truly impressive style,” he added. 
With this year’s outstanding figures, interzum has continued its impressive success story. The number of trade visitors has risen by more than 28 per cent since 2015. The atmosphere in the trade fair halls was excellent: exhibitors and visitors from across the globe were very satisfied with the event. This was reflected in the positive verdict from the participating companies, who confirmed interzum’s leading position as the industry’s number one trade fair in the world.
Alongside visitors from Germany, the most strongly represented European nations were Italy, France, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Significant increases were seen in visitors from Asia (22 per cent), with particularly strong growth from China (48 per cent), as well as increases from Central and South America (24 per cent), Eastern Europe (21 per cent) and North America (7 per cent). The exhibitors reported that they did excellent business and established many new contacts from around the world. In its anniversary year, interzum mastered the balancing act of being an industry meeting place for trade visitors on the one hand and a hotspot for the creative professions on the other.
The next interzum will take place May 4-7, 2021 in Cologne. 

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