Interzum organisers say 80% of the space for next year’s show has already been booked.

“With currently 600 companies committed, we are already 10% above the figures compared to the last Interzum event,said Gerald Böse, board chairman of Koelnmesse.

The organisers believe that clinching the participation of panels giant Egger has been the outstanding development of Interzum, dramatically changing the trade fair landscape on a customer level over the past few years.

It also said the Cologne show had developed into a cross-target group innovation show, reaching out to the furniture industry, as well as architects and specialist trades.

Interzum takes place on May 25-28, 2011.