Heimtextil to take place on 12-15 January 2021 – A good restart of business in the New Year
24 July 2020: Hall occupancy by exhibitors is now taking concrete shape for the forthcoming Heimtextil Show to be held on 12-15 January 2021. At the time of reporting, about 947 exhibitors from 49 countries had made a firm booking, according Messe Frankfurt, the organizers of the Show. Leading representatives from the home textiles industry view the Heimtextil 2021 as a decisive way to boost their business activities after the restart. And Messe Frankfurts is making a comprehensive protection and hygiene arrangements for the Show.
In Germany, bdia (Association of German Interior Architects), the BTE (Association of German Textile and Bedding Retailers), the DecoTeam, Heimtex (Association of the Home Textiles Industry), the MZE (the furniture association for leading, medium-sized specialist stores), the VDB (Association of Bed Dealers) and World-Architects are supporting Heimtextil. On the international side, major industry players are also supporting the Show, viz, Heimtextil: CIE (Consejo Intertextil Español), El Corte Inglès, Home Textiles from Spain, IGI (The Global Wallcoverings Association), Taiwan Textile Federation, Tetsiad (Turkish Home Textile Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association) and UKFT (UK Fashion and Textile Association).
At trade fairs, it is now important to ensure that the minimum social distance of 1.5 metres is observed. As a guideline, three square metres of space should be available for each person. This will ensure that Heimtextil can permit all visitors entry to the halls at all times.
“Given the challenging situation facing many companies, Heimtextil is supporting its exhibitors and visitors with a new measure: exhibitors will be given free ticket codes to pass on to their customers. We want to create additional incentives for national and international buyers to visit the trade fair in Frankfurt at the start of the year,” says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.