Trade fair for home and contract textiles Heimtextil ended last Friday after four successful trade fair days in Frankfurt am Main. In spite of the snow, ice and storms – particularly on the first and last days of the trade fair – almost 70,000 trade visitors (2016 attracted 68,277) from across the world.
Growth was driven primarily by Brazil, China, the UK, Italy, Japan, Russia, the US and UAE. A total of 2963 exhibitors from 67 countries presented their new textile products and designs across 20 halls and appeared to be highly satisfied by the orders they received and business contacts they made.
Detlauf Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt, highlighted the positives following the end of the trade fair: “The figures speak for themselves – Heimtextil grew once again in 2017 in terms of its visitor and exhibitor numbers. But it’s no longer about quantity and hasn’t been for a long time. I am especially pleased about the high quality of the products exhibited as well as the intensity of discussions between purchasers and exhibitors. Frankfurt is the international meeting place and beating textile heart of the interiors industry.”