IHF 2016 becomes a three-day show

The International Hardware Fair Cologne will run from March 6 to 8, 2016.

The International Hardware Fair Cologne, Germany, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016. In response to exhibitor and attendee requests, the 2016 International Hardware Fair Cologne will run for three days in total - from Sunday to Tuesday.

"With this decision we are optimising the event for the exhibitors. As a result of the condensed format, we can expect more concentrated business activities and at the same time a reduction in the personnel costs," explained Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse. "The industry is geared up for an increase in the visitor frequency on the three remaining days of the trade fair."

For years, the International Hardware Fair Cologne has enjoyed growth in the share of international exhibitors and visitors. In 2014, the share of foreign exhibitors was 85 percent. 63 percent of the trade visitors came from abroad, 136 countries were represented.

The International Hardware Fair Cologne covers tools, industrial supplies, fasteners & fixings, fittings and home improvement. In addition to the numerous exhibitors in Halls 1-5 and Hall 10, the trade visitors can also look forward to an attractive supporting program in 2016.

The 2016 show will be open to trade visitors from March 6 to 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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