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The International Hardware Fair significantly increases visitor numbers

With more than 47 000 trade visitors (up 9 per cent), Eisenwarenmesse – International Hardware Fair in Cologne (Germany) has recorded significant growth in terms of visitors.


The number of exhibitors lay at 2 770, which is almost four per cent more than two years ago, and the trade fair increased its internationality once again:

  • 87 per cent of the exhibitors and over 70 per cent of the trade visitors come from abroad.
  • 143 countries were represented among the trade visitors – an increase of 19 countries


This year’s increased number of visitors was above all attributable to the rise in the number of trade visitors from abroad. Significant growth was registered from Asia, especially from Japan, from North and South America, Africa and from the Russian Federation. 12 per cent more trade visitors came from the USA alone. The number of visitors from Germany remained at a constant level.

The DIY Boulevard exhibition format was offered by the Koelnmesse for the second time in order to provide manufactures from the field of construction and DIY supplies with their own platform within the Hardware Fair.


Source: DIY International,

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