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Interzum 2011 pressrelease#5

  1. 1. Press Release No. 5 / Cologne, July 2010 interzum 2011 on course for success 80 percent of the space has already been booked Egger is just one of numerous companies returning to interzum 2011 Cologne 25.05. – 28.05.2011 Following the early booking phase for the interzum 2011 on May 31, 2010, Koelnmesse GmbH is in optimistic spirits. “We have exceeded our Contact: expectations. 80 percent of the space has been reserved a whole 300 days Markus Majerus Telephone before the event is taking place. With currently 600 companies + 49 221 821-2627 committed, we are already 10 percent above the figures compared to the Fax last interzum event. All in all, we are anticipating well in excess of 1,400 + 49 221 821-3417 E-mail companies and a total rented space of 152,000 square metres. It is particularly pleasing that companies such as Egger, Süddekor, Lamigraf, Technocell and FunderMax will be once again using the interzum as their Koelnmesse GmbH forum. This is an excellent result for us”, comments Gerald Böse, Messeplatz 1 50679 Cologne Chairman of the Board of Koelnmesse GmbH. Frank Haubold, interzum P.O. Box 21 07 60 Product Manager makes the following statement: “We believe that the 50532 Cologne Germany current developments confirm that the interzum is a leading international Tel. +49 221 821-0 Fax +49 221 821-2574 trade fair. In view of the economic downturn experienced last year, many suppliers are increasingly focussing on proven trade fairs to expand their regional and global business activities.” The world’s leading trade fair for Executive Board: suppliers for furniture production and interiors will be taking place in Gerald Böse (Chief Executive Officer) Oliver P. Kuhrt Cologne between May 25 - 28, 2011. Herbert Marner Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Clinching the decision of the wood materials manufacturer EGGER was the Mayor of the City of Cologne Jürgen Roters outstanding development of the interzum and the dramatically changed trade fair landscape on a customer level over the past few years. During the last Place of business and (legal) domicile: Cologne – District Court of Cologne, years, Cologne has increasingly developed into a cross-target group innovation HRB 952 show: “At the interzum, we not only reach out to the furniture industry, we also attract architects and the specialist trade”, explains Ulrich Bühler, Head of Sales and Marketing within the EGGER Group.
  2. 2. Page 2/3 In addition to leading companies from the fittings, surfaces, wood materials, upholstery materials and machines sectors, we have already received numerous registrations from small to medium-sized companies – a circumstance that is already providing insight into the well-known diversity and breadth of what the interzum offers. Next year, Hall 6 (decorative surfaces, décor papers, wood materials, laminates, mineral materials, edging, surface treatments, adhesives, embossing cylinders, sheet panels) will be all about the returning exhibitors. With Süddekor, Technocell, Impress, Lamigraf and the two wood materials companies Egger and FunderMax, this focus will undoubtedly once again become a veritable audience magnet. “For FunderMax, the interzum 2011 is the perfect setting to address our target audience within the international furniture industry and to make our mark with our own innovations at the “innovation trade fair”. It is not without reason that we have decided to launch our new collection of décors at around the time of the interzum. We hope to be inspired at this trailblazing trade fair – but we wish to also provide inspiration,” discloses Erlfried Taurer, Managing Director of FunderMax. Hall 4.2 will be dedicated to the topics of lighting and innovative materials. The presentation focus will lie on innovative applications for interiors. This attractive mix of well-established companies and start-ups contributes towards the special charm of this hall. Here, as at the previous event, there will be special funding by the German Federal Ministry of Economics aimed at supporting young and innovative companies in Germany to have a stand at the trade fair. For the second time now, the “innovation of interior” project will be providing architects and designers with an exclusive look at the latest material developments and their potential applications. Various focus topics will be specially presented in an autonomous event zone directly adjacent to the interzum 2011 trade fair activities. To date, Hall 5.2 Components & Ergonomics (semi-finished components for cabinet, kitchen and office furniture, tables and chairs), Halls 7 and 8 Function & Parts (fittings, locks, furniture components) as well as Hall 9 Machinery & Technology (machines for upholstery and mattress production) are virtually fully booked.
  3. 3. Halls 10.1 and 10.2, focussing on Comfort & Bedding (upholstery materials, Page 3/3 upholstery accessories, cover materials and leather), once again make the interzum the world’s largest bedding and upholstery event. With Hall 5.1 Nature & Interior (natural materials – wood, veneer, parquet, interiors), the interzum reveals its competence particularly in the area of interiors. Bucking the trend and strikingly in contrast to regional supplier trade fairs, Koelnmesse is expanding the total exhibition space for the interzum 2011. And the trade fair will be once again impressively documenting its growing significance in 2011. The interzum offers everything you could want for furniture production and interiors: all at a single venue which has been concisely planned for visitors as a result of the assortment focuses and staged with flawless timing. At this hugely-attractive event, highly qualified trade visitors from more than 130 countries come to see and experience global innovations. In a nutshell: interzum 2011 – the future starts here. For more information on the leading world trade fair, log onto: May 25 – 28, 2011 Cologne, Germany