Frankfurt, Germany – Heimtextil is among the early 2021 trade shows Messe Frankfurt has decided to reschedule due to travel restrictions.
Heimtextil, which had originally been scheduled for Jan. 4-7, is being moved to May 4-7. It will take place alongside Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt.
“Much of the international home and contract textiles industry has made it clear that they want Heimtextil 2021 to take place. Many companies are looking to their trade fair presentations to help boost sales following the resumption of business, and we feel that it is more important now than ever that we satisfy this demand,” said Detlef Braun, member of Messe Frankfurt’s executive board of Messe Frankfurt.
“However, the travel restrictions that have now been put in place and a renewed rise in the number of infections simply pose too great a hurdle for our very international event. We are working closely with our exhibitors and the relevant authorities and doing everything we can to ensure that we are able to hold a safe and successful Heimtextil 2021,” Braun added.
Joining Heimtextil with the two other textile fairs will present visitors with the entire textile value chain at the same time on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds.
“These modalities and external conditions are equally applicable for every industry, including the field of consumer goods as a whole,” said Braun.
Messe Frankfurt for the first time will made its Nextrade digital marketplace available to customers of Heimtextil, Christmasworld and Creativeworld to extend their physical trade fair participation and allow orders to be placed all year round. The digital B2B marketplace for the Home & Living sector matches supply and demand. Ambiente, Tendence and Nordstil have been using the portal and its ordering and data management services since 2019.
In another shift, the Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld shows will be making a once-only appearance as a joint event in Frankfurt am Main from April 17-20 as the International Consumer Goods Show – Special Edition. The physical event will be actively supplemented with digital offerings as part of Consumer Goods Digital Days, which will also be home to the purely digital Creativeworld, an event that is taking a one year hiatus as a physical meeting place in 2021.