“We wanted to give back ZOW its original function and importance for the region and the furniture industry. The biennial rhythm, alternating with the world-leading interzum trade fair, is a key factor in that,” said Katharina C Hamma, chief operating officer of Koelnmesse

“We have taken a huge step in the right direction over the last few days. Both the exhibitor and visitor numbers met our expectations to the greatest possible extent.”