Twice a year, in February and September, the Eastern European fashion world makes its pilgrimage to Moscow – to attend CPM – Collection Première Moscow. Some 1,300 collections are displayed for about 22,900 international trade visitors on approximately 45,000 m² at the Expocentre Fairgrounds. Eastern Europe’s leading trade show is the international gathering place for industry insiders. Its portfolio includes the following segments: CPM Premium, CPM Accessories & Shoes, CPM Kids, CPM Handmade and Mode Lingerie and Swim Moscow. Besides ordering, the event stresses networking, continuing education and support! A total of 40 catwalk shows, countless seminars at the Russian Fashion Retail Forum, trend lectures with WGSN, and the Designer Pool for young up-and-coming talents from Russia – CPM is the mainstay of the fashion industry in Russia and the entire region.
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The Igedo Company – short for Interessengemeinschaft Damenoberbekleidung (Community of Interests for Women’s Outerwear) – as a company with tradition and history is famed as the world’s leading organiser of trade shows. Founded by Willi Kronen in 1949 the first Düsseldorf sales week launched in March of the same year on the historic Ehrenhof site. Just one season later the second edition generated turnover worth millions, catwalk shows were held on the Königsallee for the first time and the success story of the company thus began.
In 1965 his son Manfred Kronen joined the company. By the end of the 1960s 1,000 exhibitors took part in the fashion week in Düsseldorf and the event became ever more international. The fashion city on the Rhine rapidly developed alongside Paris and Milan. The Who’s Who of the fashion sector was presented in Düsseldorf: Cardin, Joop, Lagerfeld, Ungaro or Westwood. In the 90s the company expanded into many international markets such as Hong Kong, Shanghai or Great Britain. Now the largest orders fair in Eastern Europe, CPM – Collection Première Moscow, was launched in Moscow in 2003. Five years later the next generation of the Kronen family, Philipp Kronen, joined the Igedo Company as Managing Partner.
The concept of the existing CPD was then reworked and 2012 saw the launch of THE GALLERY Düsseldorf, away from the exhibition centre at the ›Botschaft‹ on Cecilienallee. THE GALLERY went down extremely well with the retail trade. The fashion trade show has now seen such consistent growth that a new location – Areal Böhler – has been found for 2016. By taking on the role of foreign representative of the fashion fair, Central Asia Fashion in Kazakhstan, Almaty, for the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the Igedo Company now takes a further step towards internationalisation. The company has adapted to fundamental changes in the trade show landscape and economic crises for over 65 years now and is a modern, successful company in our fashion sector!
With effect from 1 January 2018, Ulrike Kähler has been appointed managing director with sole power of representation by the shareholders of IGEDO COMPANY. This now makes her, in addition to Philipp Kronen, the second managing director listed in the commercial register. “As an authorised signatory, Ulrike Kähler has already been a member of the board of management since 2014. For her extraordinary commitment to her projects in Düsseldorf, this next step in her career is more than deserved,” sums up Philipp Kronen.See more…