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The marketplace for the kitchen sector

Life is cooking here! The international kitchen show in Cologne unites the most important national and international companies of the kitchen sector at one place.

This event addresses trade visitors as well as end customers. LivingKitchen aims to lend momentum to initiate new sales and to open up new sales channels for exhibiting companies.

Innovative presentations from manufacturers, world premieres for new kitchen furnishings, household appliances and accessories as well as star-studded cooking shows - the outstanding mix on offer covered everything to do with kitchens and cooking and ensured a steady volume of visitors on all days of the fair - not to mention beaming faces amongst the exhibitors.

Trade fair

Dates & opening times

Dates & opening times

Find out when the trade fair is open for private and trade visitors.

Dates & opening times

Events

Events

You can look forward to a wide-ranging supporting program arranged by Koelnmesse and numerous partners.

Events

Facts and figures

Facts and figures

We have summarized all of the important facts and figures about the trade fair for you in one documen

Facts and figures

Impressions LivingKitchen 2013  

Testimonials LivingKitchen 2013

Elmar Duffner, former COO Alno AG
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"As far as Alno is concerned, LivingKitchen 2013 was a very successful trade fair. Both the volume and quality of the visitors far exceeded our expectations. We're delighted that our new products met with such a positive response from our trading partners and consumers alike."

Frank Hüther, former managing director of AMK
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"LivingKitchen 2013 has been the highly deserved joint success that the kitchen industry and Koelnmesse were hoping for: an international kitchen event in a class of its own – thanks to magnificent booths and products, thanks to intense visitor marketing on the part of both the exhibitors and the trade fair corporation, and thanks to sound PR as well. The strong presence of the trade sector and the substantial number of international trade visitors – especially from Russia, China and Asia in general – were definitely grounds for enthusiasm. International exhibitors were also able to convince themselves of the professionalism, visitor volumes and quality that LivingKitchen can offer them. Just like the international media, they will be spreading the word as to where modern kitchens are at home and where the world's leading kitchen fair belongs: in Cologne!"

Stefan Kohl, Head of Corporate Communications at Blanco
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"We and our subsidiaries were able to make excellent use of the LivingKitchen stage to communicate our brand values, hold valuable talks and make new contacts. Accordingly, we're really thrilled with LivingKitchen 2013."

Dr. Oliver Streit, executive director nobilia
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"The way the kitchen furniture industry and electrical appliance manufacturers have been portrayed here in the LivingKitchen halls is a huge and very impressive success. We at nobilia are very pleased with our location and – as always – feel very much at home at LivingKitchen . As compared to 2011, there's been a definite improvement in the internationality of the visitor structure: in particular, we noticed an increase in visitors from Russia."

Roland Hagenbucher, CEO of Siemens - Electrogeräte GmbH
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"After the successful premiere two years ago, LivingKitchen 2013 has once again exceeded our expectations. If LivingKitchen is any indication of what kind of business year 2013 is going to be, we 've got some successful months ahead of us."

Andreas Kress, CEO of zeyko Möbelwerk
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"I'm really delighted. I'm very happy that I decided against Milan and in favour of Cologne. We had a great volume of international visitors at the booth, much better than in 2011. And I'll be doing my utmost to ensure it carries on that way in 2015."

Dr. Reinhard Zinkann, chairman of the Household Appliances Division of ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) and the spokesman of the association's board
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"The domestic appliance industry's expectations of LivingKitchen 2013 have been fully satisfied - not only in terms of the number and quality of visitors, but in terms of the atmosphere in the halls as well. In that respect we are very pleased with the way this year's trade fair went."

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