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imm cologne Invites SFC Members for Special Placement and Programming

Edenton, NC - Building on success established with the 2015 edition of imm cologne, Khoelnmesse is again offering SFC members a customized experience at imm cologne 2016.  SFC member companies are invited to be part of the show as exhibitors, and there is also a package of incentives for SFC members attending as buyers.

In making the announcement, Susan Inglis, SFC executive director, commented that companies that participated as visitors in the last show were very pleased with their experience.  Though there was not an incentive package for SFC members exhibiting last market, the SFC member companies that regularly participate in the show reported a good experience.  “We expect SFC members will find value on several levels - in opening new accounts, in seeing new trends and cutting edge design, and in vibrant discussion of issues that are of pressing concern to all of us who are concerned about sustaining a healthy future.”

Reflecting on the plan, Mette Petersen, President and Managing Director of Koelnmesse commented,  "We are very pleased to be partnering with Sustainable Furnishings Council for the second year in a row - not only because SFC members have much to offer to and much to gain from being involved with our show, imm cologne, but also because we share the organization's values and are happy to partner on sustaining a healthy future."

One of several shows produced by Khoelnmesse, imm cologne offers a concentrated presentation of furniture, home accessories and interior design by manufacturers and designers from all over the world – ranging from the basics to high-design and luxury items.  Products are shown in 17 exhibit halls and are organized into 9 segments including living room, bedroom, dining room, home office furniture, mattresses and sleep systems and one of a kind product and design installations by up-and-coming international designers. 

Listing the reasons an SFC company needs to consider exhibiting at IMM / LivingInteriors, Kasia Piechnik, Sales & Project Manager, notes the following statistics:

·         146,000 attendees from 138 countries

·         71% of visitors are involved with purchasing decisions

·         56,000 foreign trade visitors

·         46,000 domestic trade visitors

·         44,000 end users

Launched in 2012, LivingInteriors features Bathrooms, Flooring, Wall Coverings, Lighting. The show within a show showcases all that is new from all the design elements that complete the home, and provides particular appeal to interior designer and other specifiers.  Koelnmesse is further offering this long list of incentives for SFC members who attend:

1.       Complimentary exhibition ticket.

2.       A Welcome Reception.

3.       A Global Networking Lounge.

4.       A Delegation Matchmaking service.

5.       Exhibition and Showroom Tours.

6.       Workshop Access.

7.       Showroom Tours.

8.       Business Meetings organized with buyers, associations, and Koelnmesse management.

9.       Local Language Support.

10.   Travel & Visa Assistance.

11.   Free shuttle service to the event, including airport pick-up and transfer.

12.   Invitation to the Cologne Design night (limited availability).

13.   A unique cultural experience – dinner at one of Cologne’s breweries.

14.   Guided City Tours – Cologne, Düsseldorf, Berlin or Munich.

15.   Cologne Carnival Event.

Interested parties should contact the SFC for more information –, and can also get involved by contacting the show through Kasia Piechnik –