Germany: Further rescheduling for trade fairs

Several key trade fairs for the DIY and garden industry have had to make decisions against the backdrop of the global corona crisis.

Messe Frankfurt jointly decided with its partners – ZVEI and ZVEH – and with the Trade Fair Advisory Council, to defer the eleventh Light + Building, with the next exhibition taking place in 2022 from the 13-18 March. Messe Frankfurt had originally aimed at an alternative date for the world’s leading light and building technology trade fair in Autumn.

There are also two important changes in the pet product range: the event organisers of the two international trade fairs Interzoo (Nuremberg) and Zoomark International (Bologna) have agreed to postpone each of their events by one year. This means: Interzoo, which has been completely cancelled for 2020, will take place on 1-4 June 2021 and Zoomark International on 9-12 May 2022.

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Germany: Christmasworld 2021 – 90% of exhibition space filled

Despite coronavirus and the emergency situation worldwide, more than 670 exhibitors have already decided to attend Christmasworld in Frankfurt am Main from 29 January to 2 February 2021. This means that 90% of the exhibition space is already filled. This underlines the fact that the consumer-goods sector is looking optimistically towards the time following the corona crisis. In this mood the encounter format of a trade fair is playing a decisive role in re-launching from a position of strength into the new season of 2021.

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Germany: Ambiente 2021 – 90% of space occupied

This year’s Ambiente in February was already clearly influenced by the spreading corona epidemic. The organiser, Messe Frankfurt, is already looking ahead: 90% of the space for the 2021 edition is already occupied. On 19-23 February 2021, Ambiente will present the most important topics of the entire consumer goods range in the areas of dining, living and giving. “Corona-related issues are causing a difficult year for the entire consumer goods industry,” says division head Nicolette Naumann, “but we are already looking to the future with optimism: At 90%, Ambiente is already well-occupied at the current time.”

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Germany: Tendence 2020 cancelled

In response to the corona crisis, Messe Frankfurt has cancelled Tendence 2020. “We fought to be able to hold Tendence here in Frankfurt at the end of June, despite the currently very tense circumstances. The situation, which has now become even more acute, unfortunately leaves us with no choice but to cancel the event. We look forward to welcoming the industry back to Frankfurt in 2021,” says Stephan Kurzawski, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition. As a “necessary consequence” of the Tendence cancellation and to support the industry, Messe Frankfurt is offering Nordstil in Hamburg (25-27 July 2020) for the first time as a platform for the spring and summer 2021 collections. Due to the current situation, Nordstil will provide its own area especially for the Tendence product segment “Sunshine State” – large volume suppliers with new ranges for spring / summer 2021 (formerly Hall 11.0). This means that all buyers who wanted to place their pre-orders for the coming spring and summer 2021 at Tendence can now do so in Hamburg a few weeks later.

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Germany: Discover the latest trends at Tendance!

Tendence, the consumer goods trade fair, will be held from Saturday 27 June to Tuesday 30 June 2020. Demonstrating the latest trends and products in interior design, home accessories, gifts, jewellery, fashion and lifestyle, Tendence is a must visit show. A visit to Tendence can also be combined with participation in the Pioneers of Lifestyle conference. The third edition of this informative event will be held on 30 June 2020, the last day of Tendence, with high-calibre representatives from the lifestyle industry presenting their success stories.

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Germany: Frankfurt trade fair trio boasts 84,000 visitors

The consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld started the 2020 business positively with around 84,000 visitors taking the opportunity to find out about new products and trends. “In addition to the industry-specific future topics, it is the high degree of internationality and the outstanding visitor quality that makes the trade fair trio an indispensable platform for industry and trade. Our trade fairs bring the global players in the industry together in one place – this personal contact is the key to success for the entire consumer goods industry in the digital age,” summed up Detlef Braun, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt. A total of 3,051 exhibitors from 741 countries showed their innovations to national and international trade – 1,091 of them at Christmasworld. More than half of the visitors came to order products from the decorative and festive jewellery segment and to get inspiration for new designs at the POS. In the coming year the consumer goods fairs will take place again around the last Saturday in January with Christmasworld taking place on 29 January – 2 February 2021 and Paperworld  along with Creativeworld to be held on 30 January – 2 February 2021.

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Germany: Light + Building 2020 – the latest topics and 2,700 exhibitors

‘Connecting. Pioneering. Fascinating’. This is the tagline for the upcoming Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main, providing the central theme that runs through this leading world trade fair, to be held on 8-13 March 2020.

All the market leaders have signed up and currently 2,700 exhibitors are anticipated, who will be presenting their world firsts in the fields of lighting, electrical and electronic engineering, home and building automation and security technology.

At this, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services engineering, the industry will be showcasing its intelligent and networked solutions, ground-breaking technologies and up-to-the-minute design trends.

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Germany: Ambiente getting set for 7-11 February 2020 in Frankfurt

Ambiente is gearing up for another successful event next year, taking place on 7-11 February 2020 in Frankfurt.

The show is one of the world’s most important consumer goods trade fairs, boasting a globally unrivalled range of products in the Dining, Giving and Living areas. With the latest design trends and innovations, interest in the fair is increasing as the high number of buyers makes Ambiente attractive to even more exhibitors from around the world.

In 2019, 4,460 exhibitors from 92 countries attended the fair. Ambiente is one of the EDRA/GHIN Recommended Global Trade Fairs.

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Germany: Heimtextil gearing up for 7-10 January 2020

Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, and will next be held in Frankfurt am Main on 7-10 January 2020. The first trade fair of the year for its sector, it is a climate and trend barometer for the new business year. Heimtextil is the season opener for new trends and textile innovations. Here, you can find everything in one place: interior textiles, interior design and interior trends.

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Germany: Light+Building preparing for another successful event

Light+Building, the stage for the latest lighting trends and a source of inspiration for building services technology, is building up for next year’s event on 8-13 March 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. Taking place every two years since 2000, this event has grown rapidly and now has more than 2,600 companies presenting their world firsts in the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre. Of some 216,000 visitors, almost half come from outside Germany. Amongst the major visitor groups are architects, interior architects, designers, planners and engineers, as well as tradesmen and representatives from the retail and wholesale sectors and from industry.

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