We had a new date in May and a conclusive overall concept. We continued to hope. But in the end, we have to bow to the current situation and discard our plan B. The trade fair trio Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess planned for May will, unfortunately, not take place.
The worsening pandemic, the current ban on trade fairs in Germany and the ongoing international travel restrictions have prompted us to cancel the three trade fairs for 2021 at an early stage. In doing so, we would also like to ensure the planning security for our exhibitors and visitors, although we very much regret the inevitable decision.
For 50 years, Heimtextil has been bringing together international representatives from industry and trade at the start of the season. The world’s leading trade fair presents a unique range of textile furnishing innovations. This internationality and diversity is a decisive added value for our exhibitors, visitors and partners. At present, international travel restrictions, in particular, mean that we are currently unable to live up to our claim of being the leading international trade fair. Unfortunately, a further postponement of Heimtextil to the second half of the year makes no sense for our sector, as the trend-oriented order cycles for home textiles require an annual event at the beginning of the year.
Even if personal encounters and business relationships that have grown over the years cannot be experienced live at our fair this year, we would like to offer our community the opportunity to benefit from Heimtextil’s network and industry know-how with new, digital offers: The online order platform Nextrade offers manufacturers of ready-made interior textiles an attractive presentation opportunity for their products 365 days a year and a highly frequented channel to drive business with retailers. Further digital information and content offers from Heimtextil are being planned and will be also be published on the blog.
Our sights are set on the future and the planning for next year’s – regularly scheduled – Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main has already begun. More than ever, we are looking forward to a worldwide meeting of the industry from 11 to 14 January 2022 and to seeing again our exhibitors and visitors.
Your Heimtextil Team