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More exhibitors, more occupied exhibition space and high visitorquality were the the results interzum achieved on its 50th anniversary. Around 47,000 visitors from more than 130 countries came to find out more about the trends and innovations of 1,370 companies (363 exhibitors and 42 additionally represented companies from Germany, as well as 908 exhibitors and 57 additionally represented companies from other countries) from 63 countries, who accordingly saw their expectations comfortably exceeded. A total of 70 per cent of suppliers and about 65 per cent of visitors came to Cologne from outside Germany. The high quality of the visitors and the broad international scope of the event impressively confirmed interzums function as a leading international trade fair. Despite the financial crisis, the sector has stood by its leading trade fair, concluded Gerald Böse, Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse. Given the unfavourable economic and financial situation, the anniversary event still managed to generate important momentum for the whole sector and gave a clear signal that runs counter to the current economic trend, said the CEO. Hubert Schwarz, Chairman of the interzum Advisory Committee and Managing Director of Julius Blum GmbH Germany, confirmed this conclusion: The huge amount of interest that was displayed by  trade visitors from across the world confirms that interzum is an internationally recognised leading trade fair and the right platform for presenting innovative product innovations. This years anniversary event more than fulfilled our expectations.