Heimtextil plans a Summer Special show in June
This year, Heimtextil will take place as a one-time summer special from June 21 to 24, parallel to the trade fair duo Techtextil and Texprocess.
According to the organizers, the decision to hold a summer edition is the result of a vote from the home and contract textile industry. First manufacturer and brands have already confirmed their participation – including the Jover Group, the Lenzing Group and Hohmann Weberei: “From our point of view, it is a good decision to reschedule Heimtextil to summer this year. We need a platform to present our new products to the market. The industry needs to see each other again, a personal relationship is important. We hope that the situation this summer will allow exhibitors and visitors to travel freely and that the fair will mark the beginning of a return to normality,” says Francisco Jover Pastor, CEO of Jover Group.
“It is great to see the high level of trust that our exhibitors have in us, even after more than two years of the pandemic. The results of the vote and the first confirmations of participation show: The need to finally return to personal business meetings and new global contacts in face-to-face exchanges before the end of this year is as strong as ever – even if the reunion this year will take place in a different setting than usual,” says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies, delighted at the positive response.
The parallelism of the three trade fairs allows buyers to experience global trends along large parts of the textile value chain – starting with fibers and yarns, through functional textiles, textile technologies and production and finishing processes, to the end product for textile interiors and recycling.
“The close proximity to Techtextil and Texprocess provides Heimtextil buyers with exciting new perspectives on innovative functionalities of technical textiles or also nonwovens as well as processing technologies for the home textiles industry. Through these synergies, we create additional incentives to attract national and international buyers for the re-launch of Heimtextil in summer,” says Schmidt