6 / 7 June 2024

Interzum Forum Italy Export

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interzum, Koelnmesse GmbH’s event of excellence for supplier of the furniture industry, adds a new biennial event to its brand family: from Cologne to Guangzhou, to Bogota and now in the crossroads of Italy’s furniture and design districts, in Bergamo.

Milano, March 15, 2024 – A location, the one chosen, that confirms itself as an attractive destination in the exhibition scene thanks to its proximity to Orio al Serio International Airport (the airport that connects Bergamo with 137 destinations and 37 foreign countries) and to Milan.

interzum forum italy is the new biennial event that will alternate with interzum cologne in even-numbered years. “It is important to emphasize that interzum forum italy is a project that responds to the needs of this historical moment in which companies are looking to concentrated, short-lived and extremely effective events,” says Thomas Rosolia, CEO of Koelnmesse Italy. “As of today, the two halls of the fairgrounds are almost full and we aim to reach 200 exhibitors from all over the world from the Function & Components, Materials & Nature, Textile and Machinery sectors,” Thomas Rosolia continues.

An appointment, therefore, that develops a contained and effective format: two days of business meeting and discussion about the most recent topics for the industry.

An event that addresses different supply chains that have witnessed interesting evolutions in recent years. Companies that traditionally produced and processed for the furniture sector have also turned their attention to the nautical contract, RV and automotive sectors. Plus, trends, new technical and technological solutions, new materials, products and processes with low environmental impact, digitization for manufacturing and services; a matrix of topics and formats to meet all the demands of the sectors involved covered by leading international speakers. Complementing the extended program of meetings will be a mix of activities and side events-partly borrowed from interzum cologne and partly newly conceived-that will include Talks, Trend Stage, Product Stage, Matchmaking and special event areas.

In fact, the strength of interzum forum italy is the rich conference program profiled on all supply sectors – materials, components, lighting systems, machinery and equipment for the production of furniture, upholstery and textile upholstery – and for the different audiences of the event: companies and operators in the furniture and design sectors, manufacturers of furniture materials and technologies, general contractors, design studios, planners and interior designers.

Exhibiting companies will also be able to nominate their products and services for the interzum forum italy award. An exceptional jury, composed of international experts in environmental issues, technological innovation and trend setting will decree the best proposals, selecting those that will interpret market evolutions indicating developments for the supply chains represented at the fair. There are 6 awards in the
Innovation and ESG & Sustainability categories, declined in the 3 thematic areas Functions & Components, Materials & Nature and Textile & Machinery.

The members of the Jury are:
Jessica Alexander, Former Executive Director at National Bed Federation
Segzin Aksu, Designer
Mario Bisson, Assosiete Professor
Franco Bulian, Director of Catas
Sasha Peters, Innovation consultant, and materials expert
Dick Spierenburg, Designer

To learn about the jurors, go to the link

Matthias Pollmann, Vice President Trade Fair Management Koelnmesse, speaking at the press conference of interzum forum italy, said, “I am delighted to be here today, in such a prestigious location as the ADI Museum, to meet designers and experts, testimonials of the current energy of the sector and its international orientation.”

Interzum forum italy boasts numerous collaborations with institutions, universities, and research organizations. These include the CSIL study center, the Digital Innovation Observatories of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano, the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca, the consortium company POLI.Design, and the E-commerce platform Alibaba.

In addition to the entities mentioned above, support is also expected from The European House of Ambrosetti and CATAS as well as sponsorship from Federlegno Arredo, the Lombardy Region Economic Development Department, the Italian-German Chamber of Commerce AHK Italien, ASCOM Confcommercio Bergamo, Camera di Commercio di Bergamo, CdO Bergamo and Confartigianato Bergamo, and AIPI, Associazione Italiana Professionisti Interior Designers.

Interzum forum italy will be held in the Bergamo exhibition-congress center on June 6 and 7, 2024.

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Koelnmesse announces a new biennial event for the furniture production and interior design industry with interzum forum italy

The interzum forum italy presents an inspiring congress format with an accompanying exhibition area specifically tailored to Italy and its neighbouring countries, but also to other major European markets. The innovative format will be hosted on 6 and 7 June 2024 at the Fiera di Bergamo trade fair grounds in Bergamo, Italy.

The event’s concept focuses on a rich two-day programme of high-calibre lectures, which will offer deep insights into the latest trends, the most interesting innovations and current market developments. The congress format will be accompanied by an exhibition focusing on the interzum product segments such as offices, upholstery and textile machinery as well as surfaces and fittings. “The interzum forum is an ideal platform for the Italian market, one of the most important markets in the industry. Many of the central questions of the industry considering the requirements of the Italian market can and will find new solutions here in the competition of ideas and innovations”, says Matthias Pollmann, Vice President of Koelnmesse.

“This broad set of lectures, networking and business opportunities, combined with workshops and matchmaking, will make interzum forum italy the ideal place to discuss current industry trends. The event will provide the perfect forum for shaping the innovations that are driving rapid transformation in the markets and having a significant impact on production chains and the skills required for the furniture production and interior design sectors”, says Thomas Rosolia, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Italia.

“interzum 2023 in Cologne has demonstrated the importance of being closer to companies by creating opportunities for discussion and providing an in-depth analysis of key topics for the industry”, adds Thomas Rosolia. “We are now responding to the industry’s need for a streamlined and visitor-friendly format in Italy as one of the major furniture-producing countries in Europe. In the years when interzum is not hosted in Cologne, we will offer industry professionals a mix of a congress with current, high-level topics and an exhibition section.”

interzum forum italy has chosen the Fiera di Bergamo trade fair grounds, as it is an already well-established exhibition complex, strategically located in the heart of Lombardy with excellent infrastructure connections. Travelling to and from the fair grounds is easy and convenient, allowing attendees to get the most out of the two days of the event and to focus their energies on the business opportunities that will be generated.

interzum forum italy is designed for all the sectors linked to furniture production and interior design. It is aimed at a broad spectrum of manufacturers, specialist retailers, architects, interior designers, decorators, contractors and consultants. The event will offer them outstanding content and an innovative format that enhances the congress element. It will be held in even years starting from June 2024, in synergy with interzum in Cologne, which is hosted on a regular schedule in odd years.

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