Messe Frankfurt has announced that Heimtextil will open its doors with admission for vaccinated or recovered participants from January 11, 2022 in Germany. Fair organiser Messe Frankfurt’s global network of subsidiaries and sales partners have also confirmed that almost all trade fair customers have been vaccinated with EU-approved vaccines.
Being the most important international trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil 2022 will bring together retailers, wholesalers, designers, furnishing or bedding retailers, interior decorators, architects, hotel outfitters and many other decision makers together with a diverse range of international product innovations and trends in textile interior design – on site at one meeting point. It will be all about re-starting safe, personal encounters during onsite trade fair visits, Messe Frankfurt said in a press release.
In addition to personal business encounters, the re-start of Heimtextil after a two-year trade fair break will furthermore make possible again what neither private showrooms nor digital product presentations can provide: a bundled and thus efficient market overview of trends in the home textiles industry on one central platform on site in Frankfurt.
“With regard to the official obligated admission for vaccinated or recovered participants, we are also pleased to have valid results from our global network of subsidiaries and sales partners of Messe Frankfurt, corroborating that almost all participating exhibitors along with their teams from all international core markets of Heimtextil have been vaccinated with approved vaccines. Similar results are available for the visitor side,” explained Olaf Schmidt, vice president Textiles and Textile Technologies. Based on this, Heimtextil 2022 will take place in the planned breadth and depth on ten hall levels with around 1,500 exhibitors from 50 countries.
“For this very reason, the health and safety of all participants is our top priority. Our comprehensive safety and hygiene concept has already proven successful at previous trade fairs. In addition to Formnext, which was recently held in mid-November at the Frankfurt exhibition centre, these include as well the Book Fair a few weeks ago and Automechanika, which was held in September. Both fairs were also held at our exhibition centre here in Frankfurt,” added Schmidt.
According to the current status, trade fair participants must present up-to-date proof of vaccination or convalescence at the entrance. In addition, there are further measures taken such as online ticketing, one hundred percent fresh air supply, generous design of halls and entrances to maintain safety distances, and intensive cleaning measures, the release added.