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Bundled 'no vax proof needed' re-start for global textiles fairs in Frankfurt

“After two years of the pandemic, we are finally able again to look forward to new international face-to-face contacts, inspiring business encounters and a holistic, bundled and efficient market overview,” says Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the combined Techtextil, Texprocess and the Heimtextil Summer Special from June 21-24.  “The events can take place without capacity and admission restrictions and thus without proof of vaccination.”

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Heimtextil 2020 - two years of postponements, now back - literally a breath of fresh air!

“After the Corona-related break, exhibitors and visitors are looking forward to personal interaction,” said a press release from Messe Frankfurt. “Numerous innovations and further developments await the global trade public. The trade fairs taking place in parallel cover textile value chains from textile fibres and processing to the end product. 

“With Techtextil, Texprocess and the Heimtextil Summer Special, Messe Frankfurt brings textile value chains together at its exhibition centre. In parallel, the D2C Neonyt Lab (24 – 26.6.2022) of Messe Frankfurt and numerous public events of Frankfurt Fashion Week, organized by the City of Frankfurt, are planned to take place in the city itself.

"This offers unique synergies all at one location. Exhibitors benefit from cross-selling opportunities and can establish business relationships in entirely new constellations. In one place, visitors will find global trends, products and innovations along textile value chains. The range spans from yarns and fibres to functional textiles, textile technologies and finishing processes to end products for textile furnishings, performance textiles, functional clothing and fashion. 

“With regard to the current Corona measures, the events can take place without capacity and admission restrictions and thus without proof of vaccination,” Messe Frankfurt said. 

Hygiene measures such as online ticketing, fresh air supply, generous hall planning and intensive cleaning processes will continue to be implemented.

Detlef Braun“The last two years have shown: As the world market leader for textile trade fairs, we have a great responsibility for the industry,” said Detlef Braun (pictured right), member of the executive board, Messe Frankfurt, at a press conference.

“In this role, we have successfully accompanied the textile industry through the crisis. Through our worldwide events, we have not only been able to maintain orientation and global business relationships in the market in uncertain times – but also our top position.” 

Heimtextil will be held in June as a one-time Summer Special with 800 announced exhibitors and a high level of international participation from 47 countries. This summer’s Heimtextil Trends “Next Horizons” has a focus on sustainability and resource conservation.

Exhibitors will present innovations in technical textiles and nonwovens as well as the processing of textile and flexible materials at Techtextil and Texprocess. More than 1,100 exhibitors from 45 countries, numerous joint stand participants and 13 international pavilions are looking forward to presenting their products to an international trade audience. 

“At Texprocess, international manufacturers will showcase the latest machinery, equipment, processes and technologies for garment manufacturing and textile and flexible materials – ranging from design, cutting, sewing, knitting and embroidery to finishing, IT and logistics,” Messe Frankfurt said.

Screen Shot 2022 04 18 at 8.23.00 amElgar Straub, MD of the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies Association (right): “Exhibitors and the public set high expectations for Texprocess, the leading trade fair.

"After a break of three years, exhibitors present their developments to an international audience and anticipate investments. Visitors are looking forward to innovative solutions for more sustainable, more flexible and also more regional production.”

 With twelve application areas, Techtextil promises a wide variety and breadth of product offerings as well as innovative strength on the part of suppliers – from car makers, fashion designers, medical technology specialists to industrial specialists. 

“For the first time, a Digital Extension of the two trade fairs will be offered. This enables visitors who cannot attend in person to experience Techtextil and Texprocess digitally and to exchange ideas in a virtual space,” said Messe Frankfurt. “Exhibitors benefit from an additional digital presence alongside their stand on the exhibition grounds. For around four weeks, from June 13 to July 8, 2022, the Digital Extension will be available before, during and after the trade fair days.

"Techtextil and Texprocess once again focus on the topic of sustainability this year. Innovative and sustainable materials and their ecological processing with minimal waste and water consumption as well as digital solutions will be presented and awarded at the trade shows."