While the German market is currently going through a challenging period, home and contract textile exhibition Heimtextil is managing to maintain its international appeal – and this trend is set to continue at the upcoming edition, taking place in Frankfurt am Main, from 7-10th January.
Exhibitor numbers have increased YoY over the past decade, from 2469 in 2010 to 3012 in 2019. This growth has principally come from abroad – 2125 non-German businesses attended Heimtextil in 2010, and this number had risen to 2714 in January this year. There is also a positive upswing in the number of visitors from abroad, reports organiser Messe Frankfurt.
“As before, we are seeing growth from other countries in Europe and overseas,” says Olaf Schmidt, the organiser’s vice-president of textiles and textile technologies. “International manufacturers rely on Heimtextil as an attractive platform for export business and as a trendsetting launch event where they can present their new season products at the start of the year.”
The 50th edition of Heimtextil promises to be the best yet, presenting some 3000 exhibitors and the world’s largest range of interior textiles, plus trend inspiration, business advice and numerous networking opportunities.