During January 14th-20th, 2019, Kosovo wood processors Albed, Elnor, Graniti and Ventius exhibited their products at the IMM furniture and interiors fair in Cologne, Germany. This is the largest B2B event and trade fair for furniture and interiors producers in Europe. The Made in Kosovo kitchens, tables, chairs, sofas, cabinets, mattresses and bedroom furniture presented by the companies attracted much interest from buyers and visitors alike. The four companies reported to have made more than 40 serious contacts each and potential total sales of over €8.6M as a result of their exhibition at the fair.
This is the third year-running Kosovo companies have participated at the IMM fair, and each time they exhibited, they created important and lucrative contracts with European buyers. The participation of the companies at this year’s fair was supported by the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in collaboration with KIESA, GIZ and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The Association of Wood Processors of Kosovo coordinated the support.