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From company to company: Sharing valuable insights in the new Speakers' Corner

For the first time, interzum 2019 will have its own platform for knowledge transfer between companies. In the Speakers’ Corner, exhibitors from all product segments will provide valuable insights into their developments and thus create another important knowledge-sharing opportunity at the leading international fair for the furniture and interior construction industries' supplying sections. More than 30 industry players have signed up to give compact 30-minute presentations on topics such as new designs, innovations in the smart home sector, sustainable materials and resource-saving processing methods. The Speakers’ Corner will be open every day, with talks predominantly given in English and in some cases also in German. Registration is not necessary. The complete programme will be published online shortly.

Fritz Egger, Renolit, Tecno Line, Schattdecor, Surteco and lightweight are just some of the exhibitors who will be sharing insights into their know-how in the Speakers’ Corner. The topics they will be focusing on in 2019 can be divided into five subject areas: design, smart home, sustainability, practical tips and topics with the potential to surprise.

The decor manufacturer Surteco is among the companies to address the subject of design in a presentation entitled “Individuality & complexity”, which explains the creative scope of design decors. Under the title “Dress your ideas”, the Spanish company Almeco will show how architectural and design projects facing challenging conditions in outdoor areas can be clad with products from its bandoxalPRO line. The Speakers’ Corner programme is also set to include splashes of colour: with “Colour Road 18/20 – the taste of colours”, Renolit wants to convey an idea of the spectrum of colour that awaits us this year and next.

Exhibitors such as data mobile will be making an appropriately “smart” contribution to the Speakers’ Corner by demonstrating how items of furniture can now be conveniently unlocked using a smartphone. Today, intelligence with respect to furniture also includes developments that make the most innovative and sophisticated technology disappear from view, as well as products offering a high degree of flexibility. I.L.C.A. will address these issues with “Living the invisible” – as will Bachmann with its talk on “Office furniture made flexible thanks to batteries”.

The fact that intelligent solutions can also be environmentally sustainable has long been understood by many exhibitors at interzum. Brighi Tecnologie Italia and Boyteks Tekstil will be among the firms explaining exactly what lies behind the environmentally friendly production of individual components in the lectures “How to make upholstery eco-friendly” and “Sustainable and green”. Making products without impacting on the environment is one challenge, the other lies in clearly identifying their green credentials. This is why RAL is planning to explain how companies obtain a “reliable eco-label” for their products and processes.

The programme will be rounded off with a series of practical talks. In addition to “DIY leather repairs“ by LCK and the “Next generation business model” by Logicdata, these will include an insight into the “Mysterious German furniture market” by GOOS COMMUNICATION. Any good cocktail needs a secret ingredient, and Emuca’s lecture “We get involved with you”, as well as “More and less – Is simultaneity an option?“ by Fritz Egger certainly have the potential to surprise, as visitors will only learn exactly what lies behind the names when they’re at the fair.

The lecture series will open in the Speakers’ Corner between Halls 4 and 5 at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 May. The complete programme will be published online shortly at

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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The next events:
interzum - Furniture Production Interiors Cologne, Cologne 21.05. - 24.05.2019
Pueri Expo - International Trade Fair for Baby & Childcare Products, Sao Paulo 13.06. - 16.06.2019
imm at IDFFHK - , Hong Kong 23.08. - 25.08.2019

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