Against the background of the worsening pandemic situation in Germany, home and contract textile trade fair Heimtextil, scheduled to take place in the second week of January, has been cancelled.
Organiser Messe Frankfurt is working with the industry to determine whether and in what form a new offering in the summer of 2022 might be organised, to run parallel with the Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo. Later events such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Paperworld and Frankfurt Fashion Week are still lined up to take place as planned.
Heimtextil has always kicked off the spring trade fair season, and is the first major international trade fair in Germany each year, with exhibitors and visitors from over 135 countries. The exponential increase in the number of infections in a very short period of time, and the accompanying multitude of developments and resolutions that are outside the organiser's control, have led to "a significant deterioration in the general conditions and necessary requirements for holding Heimtextil as a major trade fair of international relevance at this early stage", states Messe Frankfurt, which also notes that global willingness to travel continues to fall.