HARDLINES hosts party in Cologne

COLOGNE, Germany — The world gathers this week in Cologne for the International Hardware Fair, where delegates come to meet new buyers and find new business contacts. As in years past, the best party at the fair was the Canada Night International Reception, hosted by HARDLINES and sponsored by Koelnmesse, which owns and operates the world’s largest trade show for hardware and home improvement.


Among the attendees at last night’s bash were buyers from Canadian Tire, Orgill, and Princess Auto, with guests from the UK, Spain, Australia, Italy, Portugal, and Germany itself. And the high point of the evening was the party’s hosts, Beverly and Michael, leading the group in a rousing rendition of “O Canada.”