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Heimtextil cancelled due to COVID

Heimtextil cancelled due to COVID

Against the background of the worsening pandemic situation in Germany over the past weeks and the associated restrictions, Heimtextil, scheduled to take place in the second week of January, is cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working with the industry to determine whether and in what form a new offering in the summer of 2022 can be organised to run parallel to the Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo. Later events such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Paperworld and Frankfurt Fashion Week are still planned to proceed.

“Due to the unforeseeable dynamics in the development of the pandemic, the familiar and cumulative effects of the relevant factors, as well as the extreme escalation and deterioration of the pandemic situation in Germany within a brief period of time, including the decisions taken at the Conference of Minister Presidents on 2 December 2021, the date of Heimtextil right at the beginning of the year, in the second week of January, cannot be kept. Therefore, Heimtextil, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles, will be cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working closely with all industry partners to determine whether and within what framework Heimtextil can be held parallel to Techtextil and Texprocess from 21 to 24 June 2022.”

Heimtextil, as an international trade fair, has always kicked off the spring trade fair season and is the first major international trade fair in Germany directly after Christmas and New Year with exhibitors and visitors from over 135 countries. However, the developments of Germany as a high-risk area and the associated travel warnings, international and intercontinental travel restrictions in India, Japan, the United States and Great Britain, as well as the quarantine obligation and “2G” (only with vaccinated and recovered status) requirements has led to the cancelation of the event.

Many exhibitors and visiting companies at Heimtextil are reacting to travel and trade fair attendance bans out of concern towards their employees to protect them from health risks. As a result, the global willingness to travel continues to fall rapidly.

The planning and staging of the other spring trade fairs, Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld and Paperworld, is not affected due to their later dates; these fairs continue still planned for the end of January and mid-February. Compared to Heimtextil, which is the major international trade fair at the Frankfurt location, Frankfurt Fashion Week currently has a much lower international profile and, from this perspective, can still take place. The highly volatile situation is continuously reviewed and evaluated in close exchange with the relevant authorities and industry partners.

Information from the international textile industry and about global textile trade fairs by Messe Frankfurt: www.texpertise-network.com


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