New & Next University Competition at Heimtextil
7. – 10. January 2020 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Heimtextil themes and events

Once a year, the global textile furnishing industry comes together at Heimtextil, which acts as an indispensable trend barometer at the start of the season. Lectures, presentations, competitions, networking events and guided tours for different professions - Heimtextil impresses with an attractive event programme and is therefore much more than just a novelty show.

Special shows & Events

A wide variety of special exhibitions and events ensure visiting Heimtextil is a great experience. Here, you can see what will awaite you at Heimtextil 2020:

New & Next university competition

New & Next University Competition

Heimtextil announces the "New & Next University Competition" - exclusively for national and international universities with a focus on textile design. Participating colleges can send in three representative design projects. At the Heimtextil 2020, the winning universities will be presenting selected designs in hall 3.0.

Location: Hall 3.0

Heimtextil Trends at the Trend Space Area

Trend Space

The first port of call when it comes to interior design trends is the Trend Space in Hall 3.0, which offers an overview of the latest market developments and the trends. There, you will find colour, material and design trends presented interactively and with products from Heimtextil exhibitors.

Location: Hall 3.0

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality EEXPO at Heimtextil

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality EXPO

A must see for all interior architects, architects and hospitality experts: at the EXPO, the latest aesthetic and functional solutions for contract-textile furnishing will be presented in an exclusive exhibition format - from textiles with acoustic functions or special abrasion properties to modular carpets, sun protection or innovative wall coverings.

Location: Hall 4.2

Sleep! The Future Forum area during the last Heimtextil

Sleep! The Future Forum

The lecture programme “Sleep! The Future Forum” will be continued in 2020 with presentations, lectures and discussions. The focus will be on the latest findings, current research results and textile innovations for a good night’s sleep in the fields of „Sleep & Sustainability“, „Sleep & Hospitality“, „Sleep & Sport“ and “Sleep & Digital.” New at the upcoming Heimtextil is the "Sleep & Interior Design" theme block.

Location: Hall 11.0, North foyer

DecoTeam presentation during the Heimtextil


New trend themes, a creative event programme,  exciting discussion panels and workshops: The DecoTeam will present the complete range for holistic home concepts and the highlights of the sector.

Location: Hall 8.0

Green Village area during the Heimtextil

Green Village

In the 'green section' of Heimtextil, you will meet quality-mark organisations as well as certification bodies and find out everything there is to know about textiles produced in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way. The areal will also be the last station of the Green Tours.

Location: Hall 12.0, A40/A41

Guided Tours

As part of the Heimtextil guided tours, you will discover selected highlights and exhibitors:

Green Tours with Max Gilgenmann during the last Heimtextil

Green Tours

Max Gilgenmann, consultant for sustainable textiles and fashion, will guide you to selected exhibitors. The guided tours will end in the Green Village. Here you can talk to certification bodies and quality-mark organisations as well as find new ideas of the latest developments in the green segment.

Meeting point: Green Village Counter, hall 12.0, A30

World Architects guided tours for interior architects, architects and designers

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality TOURS by world-architects

A variety of themed tours, curated and organised by world-architects, lead you to selected highlights and their personal favourites among the textile innovations for the contract-textile sector.

Meeting point: Counter Halle 4.2

Heimtextil visitors during a Interior.Architecture.Hospitality tour

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality TOURS

Well-known architects and industry specialists will take the visitors on tours of the show and point out their highlights at the stands of contract textile suppliers.

‘As the date is so early in January, Heimtextil has become the ideal meeting point to gain a complete overview of textile trends at the start of a new year and discover the most exciting new products.’


Seminars & Lectures

Here you will find all seminars and lectures at Heimtextil at a glance:

Design Dialog – The Future of Furniture Fabrics

Design Dialog

Heimtextil explores the latest design trends for the furniture industry on the first day of the fair in a “Design Dialog”. Representatives from the industry – including manufacturers of upholstered furniture, fabric suppliers and designers – will exchange ideas with major industry players and Heimtextil trend experts.

Location: Halle 4.2, Lecture Area

Lecture Area Trend Space

Trend Space Lecture Area

In the Trend Space Lecture Area, you will discover how leading designers and experts interpret current trends and their impacts on our sector.

Location: Hall 3.0

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality LECTURES

Here you will always be up to date and experience exciting new lectures on the focus topic "Diversity" by renowned interior architects, architects and hotel experts each day.

Location: Hall 4.2

Visitor during a guided tour at the last Heimtextil

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality TALENTS

On the last day of the fair, the focus of the lectures and tours will be on young talents from the fields of interior architecture, architecture and hospitality. Students, graduates and young professionals can get in touch with experts and newcomers, learn from them and exchange ideas with them.

Location: Hall 4.2

Visitor during a trend tour at the last Heimtextil

Printed Interior Decoration Lectures

In cooperation with the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) and Thomas Poetz, an internationally renowned expert for inkjet printing, Heimtextil offers the ‘Printed Interior Decoration Lectures’. Interior architects and contract planners will learn all about the latest printing technologies for home textiles and how creative designs can be used to make textiles more individual.

Location: Hall 4.2


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