EXPONATEC COLOGNE is going into hiatus in 2023

July 28, 2023

The international trade fair for museums, conservation and cultural heritage, EXPONATEC COLOGNE, is going into hiatus this year.

The decision to not carry out the trade fair in 2023 was made against the background of difficult economic basic conditions and too little potential, especially in the segment of museums and cultural institutions. The overall situation is currently causing uncertainty in the exhibition and restoration fields with regard to investments and innovations.

EXPONATEC COLOGNE was planned for 16 to 18.11.2023 in Cologne. The suspension of the trade fair this year enables a new positioning and conceptualisation of this event.

The facilities of Koelnmesse of course remain at the disposal of institutional partners who have already planned congresses and symposia for November.

EXPONATEC COLOGNE is a trade event that combines an exhibition, advanced training, and a technical event programme. It has taken place every two years in Cologne since 2004, most recently in 2021, when it provided 80 committed exhibitors a stage despite the uncertainties of a global pandemic.

Koelnmesse – Global Inspiration for Living, Contract and Public Spaces
Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of Living, Contract and Public Spaces.
At the trade fair hub of Cologne, in addition to imm cologne and interzum, other trade fair formats such as LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, FSB and aquanale are among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the interior and design segment, the furniture and interior construction industries’ supplying sections, the kitchen world, all topics for the modern working world, garden lifestyle as well as public space, sports and leisure facilities and also sauna, pool and ambiente.

In addition to the events in Cologne, Koelnmesse is strategically expanding its portfolio in key growth markets around the globe like with the successful shows ORGATEC TOKYO in Japan, interzum bogota in Colombia and interzum guangzhou in China.
Further information can be found as well here: www.imm-cologne.com/trade-fair/interzum-home/industry-sectors or here www.orgatec.com/trade-fair/orgatec-2024/industry-trade-fairs/.


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