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Safe re-start: Heimtextil starts in a few weeks with high international participation

24 Nov 2021

From January 11 to 14, 2022, Heimtextil opens its doors with admission for vaccinated or recovered participants and will be all about re-starting safe, personal encounters during onsite trade fair visits. Thanks to Heimtextil’s comprehensive safety and hygiene concept, the current regulations of the state and federal governments will be met in all respects. Messe Frankfurt's global network of subsidiaries and sales partners also confirms that almost all trade fair customers have been vaccinated with EU-approved vaccines.

Finally, new international contacts, inspiring business encounters, intensive networking – and experiencing textile innovations offline: The anticipation of personal face-to-face exchanges is greater than ever. Being the most important international trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil 2022 brings together retailers, wholesalers, designers, furnishing or bedding retailers, interior decorators, architects, hotel outfitters and many other decision makers together with a diverse range of international product innovations and trends in textile interior design – on site at one meeting point.

In addition to personal business encounters, the re-start of Heimtextil after a two-year trade fair break will furthermore make possible again what neither private showrooms nor digital product presentations can provide: a bundled and thus efficient market overview of trends in the home textiles industry on one central platform on site in Frankfurt.

High international participation thanks to high vaccination rates

The federal and governmental regulations, which have been in force since November 22, 2021, confirm that Heimtextil can be held with admission for vaccinated or recovered participants. The industry platform Formnext also clearly demonstrated in mid-November: International trade fairs can also be successfully held on site under these conditions.

"With regard to the official obligated admission for vaccinated or recovered participants, we are also pleased to have valid results from our global network of subsidiaries and sales partners of Messe Frankfurt, corroborating that almost all participating exhibitors along with their teams from all international core markets of Heimtextil have been vaccinated with approved vaccines. Similar results are available for the visitor side," explains Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies. Based on this, Heimtextil 2022 can take place in the planned breadth and depth on ten hall levels with around 1500 exhibitors from 50 countries.

"For this very reason, the health and safety of all participants is our top priority," continues Schmidt. "Our comprehensive safety and hygiene concept has already proven successful at previous trade fairs. In addition to Formnext, which was recently held in mid-November at the Frankfurt exhibition center, these include as well the Book Fair a few weeks ago and Automechanika, which was held in September. Both fairs were also held at our exhibition center here in Frankfurt."

According to the current status, trade fair participants must present up-to-date proof of vaccination or convalescence at the entrance. In addition, there are further measures taken such as online ticketing, one hundred percent fresh air supply, generous design of halls and entrances to maintain safety distances, and intensive cleaning measures.

Further information on the hygiene and safety concept can be found on the Heimtextil website.

Heimtextil will be held from 11 to 14 January 2022.

 

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,450 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 29 subsidiaries around the world. The company generated annual sales of approximately €257 million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €736 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com