The challenging economic climate and increasing uncertainty in the retail sector mean that the home textiles industry is facing significant challenges. The latest edition of Heimtextil countered this with a positive and confident mood that gives hope for a good business year ahead.
The trade show celebrated a 15-year high with 3,025 exhibitors from 65 countries and a new hall layout. “Exhibitors and visitors accepted the new trade fair concept with great enthusiasm and confirmed the trade fair’s position as the world’s most important meeting place for the industry. The quality of the decision-makers impressed the exhibitors, as did the number of new business contacts from 156 countries, especially international ones – thus enabling Heimtextil to set a new benchmark”, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Management Board of Messe Frankfurt. “Around 67,500 visitors ensured that there was a busy atmosphere in the halls, despite the slight decline due to various reasons such as difficult travel conditions on account of the storms in the Alpine region and airport strikes in Germany”.
From a sleep tracker which measures the quality of sleep to recycling ocean plastics – the focus was on themes such as the future of sleep and sustainability. The Green Directory of exhibitors listing around 150 progressive companies with sustainably produced textiles, a lectures series and theme-specific tours underpinned the trade show’s pioneering green credentials.
The next Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main – the 50th edition – will take place from 7 to 10 January 2020.
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Presse release: Heimtextil 2019: Schwungvoller Auftakt in neue Einrichtungssaison lässt auf gutes Geschäftsjahr hoffen
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