International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles
Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles. The first trade fair of the year for its sector, it is a climate and trend barometer for the new business year.
++ Postponed: Heimtextil Frankfurt will take place from 4 to 7 May 2021 ++
Dear exhibitors, dear visitors, dear partners,
The current situation with respect to the corona pandemic and the associated international travel restrictions have caused Messe Frankfurt to postpone the next Heimtextil, the world’s biggest trade fair for home and contract textiles, from the planned dates in January until 4 to 7 May 2021. Thus, Heimtextil 2021 shares the fairgrounds with Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, and Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. The two trade fairs are held every two years in May and, together with Heimtextil, offer the opportunity to present the entire textile value chain at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 4 to 7 May 2021.
We will do everything in our power to ensure a safe and successful Heimtextil 2021. Nevertheless, we cannot ignore the fact that, at present, it is impossible to predict when some of the international exhibitors and visitors will be able to return to Germany because of current travel restrictions. Therefore, we are confident that the situation with respect to the corona pandemic will have eased significantly by May, next year, and are looking forward to holding a successful and safe event together with our partners from the sector. In the following we have compiled the most important questions and answers on this topic for you.
FAQ - answers to frequently asked questions for exhibitors, visitors and general service topics
Press release: Heimtextil 2021 to be held in May
If you have any further questions about your trade fair presentation, you can of course contact us by phone or e-mail.
Your Heimtextil Team
Why Heimtextil is exactly the right place for you
- Heimtextil is the season opener for new trends and textile innovations.
- Here, you can find everything in one place: interior textiles, interior design and interior trends.
- Nowhere else can you meet so many international trade visitors and decision-makers searching for the patterns, colours and trends of the season.
- In addition to highly promising newcomers you can meet many well-known top players.
What you can expect at Heimtextil
The industry meeting place: Retailers, wholesalers, designers, furniture and bedding stores, interior decorators, interior architects, architects, hotel outfitters and many other decision makers come to Heimtextil every year in January.
Here you’ll find what you’re looking for: From decorative and furniture fabrics to textiles for the bedroom, bathroom and table, wallpaper and sun protection systems.
Discover the future: In the new Heimtextil Trend Space you’ll find new trends.
Clear organisation: With our new concept, we once again underline our position as the largest event in the industry. Exhibitor directories and the clear navigation system provide reliable guidance.
Big names and start-ups: In addition to big-name exhibitors, you can discover plenty of promising newcomers.
Outstanding programme of events: Meet existing customers and new business partners during the day at the fair or in the evening at various after-hours events. Numerous lectures and high-calibre tours tell you what’s going on in the industry and offer important inspiration.
Industry and trade are relying on Heimtextil 2021
Leading representatives from the home textiles industry view the upcoming Heimtextil as a decisive way to boost their business activities after the restart:
‘Even though we discovered the potential of digital meetings during lockdown, nothing beats visiting a trade fair. We at bdia Hesse want to reinvigorate direct dialogue and are already looking forward to taking our interior architecture colleagues on guided tours of Messe Frankfurt's Heimtextil again’.
‘After months of limited contact, many dealers are once again looking forward to personal meetings with their suppliers. BTE is sure that Heimtextil will develop a convincing social distancing and hygiene concept that will enable a low-risk visit to the trade fair. Many business owners are hopeful and eagerly looking forward to seeing new products’.
‘For us, Heimtextil is the most important international meeting place for ordering home and household textiles. Given the increasing demand for furnishing and decoration, we're looking forward to meeting our suppliers again in 2021 and eagerly await the new developments, innovations and trends that the textile industry will come up with’.
‘We strongly recommend that our association members take part in the international industry meeting. Even though we will be experiencing a leading trade fair in a different way, in Frankfurt, important national and international buyers come together, and they also want to make contacts in person and experience new products.”
‘All Spanish exhibitors are confident and are looking forward to the upcoming Heimtextil in January 2021. After this tough pandemic and its devastating consequences for our industry, we believe that Heimtextil 2021 will give our companies a fresh start in terms of economic activity and a return to normality.’
‘As the world's leading trade fair for wall covering, Heimtextil is the best possible platform for the members of IGI to come into contact with international customers and potential new buyers. Despite the challenges the wall decoration segment is currently facing we expect good business impulses at Heimtextil for a restart after the crisis.’
„It is confident that the trade event will contribute Messe Frankfurt as a new mile stone to host trade fairs in the future. On behalf of Taiwan Textile Federation, I will organize a group of exhibitors to participate in the fair, as long as the quarantine regulations would allow us to trip to Frankfurt and back to Taipei.“
„Heimtextil is an essential trade show for Turkish home textile industry where we have the chance to show everyone of the true potential and vision of Turkish manufacturers. As TETSIAD, we are confident of reaching an export revenue of 5-10 billion USD each year with our participation in Heimtextil which strengthens our hopes for the future.“
„UK textile businesses are cautiously optimistic about future business in the mid to long term, and are confident that the international market for their high quality products will gradually resume following lockdown. All British exhibitors in the UK pavilion in Hall 4.1 have already re-booked their spaces for Heimtextil 2021.”
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Your benefits at a glance
- Heimtextil is the season opener for new trends and textile innovations.
- Experience the whole world of home and contract textiles.
- Globally unique product variety.
- The event for textile lovers.