The International Kulturbörse Freiburg (IKF for short) is the largest trade fair in the German-speaking world for stage productions, music and events with live performances, an extensive exhibition area and a diverse program. Every year in January, the cultural industry looks to Freiburg with anticipation when international artists and ensembles from the fields of performing arts, music and street theater show live excerpts from their current programs to the professional audience. The majority of trade visitors to the IKF are promoters, agents, event professionals, festival organizers and producers. In addition, numerous exhibitors present themselves in the exhibition hall on more than 6,000m² and market their artists and inform about the latest trends and developments in the cultural industry. A diverse supporting program rounds out the cultural offerings of the IKF over the three days.
Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM) has decided to realign the International Culture Fair (IKF) in to do justice to the changing cultural sector and the associated changes in the demands placed for such a trade event and to position the IKF for the future. Due to the generational change in the cultural industry and the accompanying changes in the market, new requirements are also placed on the trade fair in terms of content and technology. In order to use the potential of the event for further development, the IKF will be redesigned in the next one and a half years together with the stakeholders concerned.