*Image Credit: Innovation Textiles
Heimtextil is currently the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles. 2019’s show had over 3,000 exhibitors attending the show, being the largest number ever.
“Heimtextil has never been stronger,” said Detlef Braun member of the board for Messe Frankfurt, “yet when I first joined the company 14 years ago, serious discussions were being held at board level about actually pulling out of such textile events in Europe, because everything was moving to Asia. Luckily that didn’t happen and we decide to further invest, and the facts speak for themselves. Despite globalization, followed by digitization, face-to-face meetings still appear to be more important than ever and we now hold 50 separate textile and textile technology events on four continents that attract some 22,000 exhibitors and 520,000 visitors.”