Heimtextil 2021 is cancelled
As there is currently no sign of the current pandemic situation easing, Messe Frankfurt has decided to cancel the plans for April and May 2021 - this affects in particular the Prolight + Sound, International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess attendance fairs. “The coronavirus pandemic has taken centre-stage, and our plans have not escaped its impact. In light of the current situation, it would not be possible for us to satisfy our customers’ requirements for international trade fairs in April or May,” said Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.
Heimtextil will thus be held from 11 to 14 January 2022, followed by Christmasworld from 28 January to 1 February 2022 and Paperworld and Creativeworld from 29 January to 1 February 2022 respectively. Ambiente will open its doors as usual from 11 to 15 February 2022. This will be followed by Prolight + Sound from 26 to 29 April 2022, with Techtextil and Texprocess completing the series of fairs in the second quarter of 2022.
In parallel, Messe Frankfurt has created a variety of digital offers for its customers. Consumer Goods Digital Day on April 20th, 2021, for example, offer the opportunity to get together at a digital location where they can engage in dialogue and obtain information. The content of the Digital Day will be focused on ways in which retailers can help their businesses, particularly since it has not been possible to hold any international flagship fairs in Frankfurt featuring the relevant presentation possibilities and supporting programmes since Ambiente 2020. This content will be supplemented by the opportunities presented by Nextrade, the first order and data management portal for the home and living sector. Nextrade also offers attractive possibilities for manufacturers of finished home and household textiles to present their products, as well as a frequently used channel through which they can promote business with retailers and traders. Additional digital information and content offerings are already being planned for Heimtextil, Techtextil, Texprocess and Prolight + Sound. (am)