1. INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE 2018: Successful all the way down the line

    Fully-booked exhibition halls, crowded aisles and a stimulating event programme: EISENWARENMESSE - INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE 2018 closed its doors after four successful exhibition days,. With in total 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries and over 47,000 trade visitors (plus 9 percent) from 143 countries the event recorded a significant increase in the number of visitors. Decision-makers from all over the world made use of the number one event of the hardware industry to discover the new products, innovations and trends of the industry. Furthermore, the trade fair was able to once again increase its level of internationality. "87 percent of the exhibitors and over 70 percent of the trade visitors come from abroad. 143 countries were represented among the trade visitors - an increase of 19 countries," stated Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. "As a result of this and the significant growth in the number of visitors we were able to underpin the position of EISENWARENMESSE - International Hardware Fair Cologne as the number one event of the hardware industry." The product show was flanked by an event programme that focused on the digitalisation of the industry.