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Heimtextil Russia 2018 International Trade Fair for Home Textiles, Floor Coverings and Interior Furnishings

28 Aug 2018

Heimtextil Russia, the leading business platform for professionals of textile business celebrates its 20th jubilee this year

International Trade Fair for Home Textiles, Floor Coverings and Interior Furnishings Heimtextil Russia 2018 will take place in Moscow on September 18-20, 2018 and celebrate its 20th anniversary. During this time Heimtextil Russia has gained the reputation of the leading business platform for the professionals of textile industry in Russia and the CIS countries. This trade fair gives you a unique chance to see in one place collections of home and interior textile from different countries, conduct direct negotiations with manufacturers and suppliers of textile products from over 20 countries and find new partners for further business development.

This year exposition of Heimtextil Russia will occupy two halls of Pavilion 1 in IEC Crocus Expo and present on its grounds more than 200 international companies. National pavilions of Germany, Turkey, China, Pakistan will take part in the show, as well as individual participants from Italy, France, Poland, Portugal, India, UAE, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan etc. Such companies as Arya (Turkey), Caramella (Poland), G.M Syntex (India), KT Exclusive (Germany), Orsha Linen Mill (Republic of Belarus), Safeco (France), SUPERtextil (Turkey) will participate among foreign exhibitors. The Russian exposition will demonstrate textile products of Decor City, Gerd Billerbeck, KARIGUZ, TDL Textile, Treartex, Unico Interiors Decoration.

Buyers, distributors, importers, representatives of retail chains and contract business will find at Heimtextil Russia 2018 home and interior textile in 12 product groups: bedroom textile, bathroom textile, kitchen textile, window decoration, interior fabrics, furniture fabrics, textile for children, etc. Some product groups will be highlighted within the framework of special expositions: exposition for carpets and textile flooring CarpetLab, Digital print on textile, exposition of textile prints Design Laboratory, Wallpaper Bar.

The leading business platform for professionals of textile business in Russia
This year Heimtextil Russia offers an extended fringe programme. In the Conference area the first day will be fully devoted to the theme of retail business: International forum «Sales 2018/2019» with Retail Purchasing CenterTM will take place in the Conference area. Top managers of the federal retails chains, representatives of profiled associations and research agencies will share comprehensive information about rotation of assortment in retails chains, consumers demand, development of retail formats and categories in 2018-2019. Retail Purchasing Center™ in the format of b2b negotiations of suppliers with retail chains, wholesale and distributor representatives within the framework of the forum.

The second day of the fringe programme will be fully devoted to contract textiles: it will include workshops and round tables with discussions on textile equipment of hotels and restaurants, topical guided tours along the exposition with industry experts, lectures on interior design for hotels and restaurants.

The third day will feature Interactive programme on the specialties of doing business online. Business practitioners will introduce the audience to the worldwide trends in digital technologies, present cases of digital development and growth strategies and make an overview of the marketing instruments and tools.

Heimtextil Russia Design Academy: the main meeting point for designers and decorators
Heimtextil Russia Design Academy is the most creative part of the fair, which is the real attraction point for designers and decorators. It includes several events:

  • Trend Area will feature lectures of on textile design and interior decoration. Visitors will have a chance to learn about the famous Frankfurt trends Heimtextil 2018/2019 from their author – Dutch designer Anne Marie Commandeur. The invited speaker – French designer Olivier Delomme, creator of FR-One collection of fire-resistant fabrics, will share his tips on the topical trends of modern hotel decoration. Representatives of textile industry will discuss in the format of the Round table the theme of textile print development in Russia. Heimtextil Russia Design Awards ceremony will also take place in the Trend area. Author of the best collection of textile prints will be awarded with the main prize – participation with a free stand at Heimtextil 2019 in Frankfurt.
  • Design Laboratory exposition will present designers and design studios, which develop textile prints. Here you can also see the best works of Design Awards finalists.
  • In Design Education area visitors will have a chance to take part in the practical textile workshops on the booths of the leading Russian design schools. Lectures of the schools’ teachers and graduates will be available in the Trend area on the third day of the fair.

Heimtextil Russia 2018 will be held from September 18 to September 20, 2018.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
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