Heimtextil 2022

Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
Frankfurt (DE)

Heimtextil: the trade show

Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles. 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.

Nowhere else can you meet so many international trade visitors and decision-makers searching for the patterns, colours and trends of the season.

Heimtextil editions

Heimtextil 2022 From to Messe Frankfurt
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Heimtextil 2018 From to Messe Frankfurt
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The global home textiles industry

What novelties have you prepared for this 2020 edition?

Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary: the global home textiles industry will meet for the 50th time in Frankfurt am Main. With a great anniversary party, a showcase presenting design classics from the past few decades, an anniversary film and other activities, Heimtextil will review the past half-century since its first edition in 1971.

Messe Frankfurt will be inviting exhibitors and visitors to the highlight of the celebrations, the big Heimtextil at Night party in hall 11.1 on Wednesday, 8 January 2020. Heimtextil exhibitors from the very beginning will be warmly welcomed and paid special attention. As part of the celebrations, Messe Frankfurt will present an anniversary film with a look back at earlier Heimtextil editions as well as music acts from the last five decades. In hall 9.0, Heimtextil will present design classics from the past 50 years in a special showcase area. Here, the trade fair will invite people to take a journey through time and a tour of discovery through five decades of Heimtextil history. The presentation is based on editorials from interior magazines. Four rooms incorporate colours, shapes, furniture and design objects from past decades. The showcase is complemented by a café that will be realised in cooperation with Schöner Wohnen, Europe's largest living magazine.

As to whats particularly new in the programme or product segments:

  • Interior.Architecture.Hospitality LIBRARY is a brand new addition to Heimtextil. It presents a specially curated selection of exhibitor products with functional properties – a textile material library for interior architects, architects and hospitality experts.
  • Digital, interactive and haptic. Under the “Textile Technologies” banner in Hall 3.0, manufacturers of machines for digital printing and textile processing will be presenting new products and innovative designs. We make the topic of the future a tangible experience – with a focus on production technologies.

The event presents a multifaceted program with workshops at Heimtextil and special events. Which of the activities do you think are a must for the visitor or which of them do you highlight? 

There are numerous lectures, presentations, competitions and networking events at Heimtextil you definitely shouldn’t miss:

  • Trend Space in hall 3.0 is the first port of call when it comes to interior design trends, it offers an overview of the latest market developments and the trends for the coming season. There, you will find colour, material and design trends presented interactively and with products from Heimtextil exhibitors.
  • Interior.Architecture.Hospitality EXPO is a must see for all interior architects, architects and hospitality experts. There, the latest aesthetic and functional solutions for contract-textile furnishing will be presented in an exclusive exhibition format.
  • Interior.Architecture.Hospitality TOURS cover a variety of themed tours, curated and organized by our partners that lead you to selected highlights and personal favourites amongst the textile innovations for the contract-textile sector.
  • Sleep! The Future Forum in hall 11.0 is a lecture programme that focuses on the latest findings, current research results and textile innovations for a good night’s sleep regarding sustainability, hospitality, sport, digital and interior design.
  • The Green Village in hall 12.0 marks the “green section” of the Heimtextil, where you can meet quality-mark organisations as well as certification bodies and find out everything about textiles produces in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way. Not to forget the daily Green Tours that guide you to selected exhibitors.


What are the advantages of exhibiting at Heimtextil?

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. Nowhere else can you meet so many international trade visitors and decision-makers searching for the patterns, colours and trends of the season. In addition to highly promising newcomers, many well-known major exhibitors have returned in 2019 and are expected to return in 2020.

Can you give some tips for those exhibiting for the first time in Frankfurt and specifically at Heimtextil? (venue rules, customs, business etiquette...)

We have compiled answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for all exhibitors, please visit our website.

Can anybody attend Heimtextil 2020? How to register?

Visitors and exhibitors can easily register via our website.

What is the exhibitor profile?

Heimtextil offers a wide product range, in more than ten product segments and we therefore welcome all exhibitors that fit the following profile:

Hall 3.0 “Textile Design”: Design studios, style bureaus, CAD/CAM systems, colour code systems and “Textile Technology”: Digital print machines, software, and digital print accessories, machinery for textile processing.

Hall 3.1 “”Wall Decoration”: Wallpapers, wall decoration, painting and decorating accessories, colours and varnish.

Hall 4.0/4.1/4.2 “Decorative & Furniture Fabrics”: Manufacturer and wholesaler hall for decorative and furniture, fabrics, fabrics for bed linen, furniture leather and artificial leather, fibres and yarns and “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality EXPO”: Exclusive selection of textile interior design for use in the contract sector and unique hotel furnishing.

Hall 6.1 “Asian Excellence”: Selected manufacturers from Asia with home textile products such as: decorative and furniture fabrics, decorative cushions, curtains, carpets, sun protection systems and wallpapers.

Hall 6.0/6.2 “Asian Selection”: Individual presentations and national pavilions with manufacturers from Asia with home textile products such as: decorative and furniture fabrics, decorative cushions, curtains, carpets, sun protection systems and wallpapers.

Hall 8.0 “Window & Interior Decoration”: Curtains, decorative fabrics and systems, furniture fabrics, textile editeurs, visial covers and protection systems, carpets and tools and machinery for textile processing.

Hall 9.0 “Beautiful Living”: Lifestyle products: table and kitchen linen, coated table cloths, bedcovers, blankets, door mats, decorative cushions and home accessories.

Hall 10.0/10.1/10.3 “Asian Selection”: Individual presentations and national pavilions with manufacturers from Asia with household textile products such as: duvets and pillows, bed linen, bathroom textiles, table and kitchen linen, blankets and decorative cushion.

Hall 10.2 “Asian Excellence”: Selected manufactures from Asia with household textile products such as: duvets and pillows, bed linen, bathroom textiles, table and kitchen linen, blankets and decorative cushion.

Hall 11.0 “Smart Bedding”: Duvets and Duvets and pillows, mattresses, bedding systems, f bres and yarns, tools and machinery for textile processing and “Sleep! The Future
Forum”

Hall 12.0/12.1 “Bed & Bath Fashion”: Branded companies with bed linen and bathroom textiles; private label suppliers of bed linen and bathroom textiles

What is the visitor profile?

As Heimtextil is a B2B trade fair it is only open to trade visitors; there is no entry for private visitors. Just to name some segments, we’ve had visitors from in the past: interior designers, international furnishing industry, architects, hospitality experts, retailers, wholesalers, and foreign trade.

Which are the most relevant trade shows in the sector?

Our Texpertise Network spans all across the world and we have divided our portfolio into four sectors: Apparel Fabrics & Fashion, Interior & Contract Textiles, Technical Textiles & Textile Processing, Textile Care. We offer 58 events worldwide and therefore function as the global market leader in trade fairs for the textile sector. Amongst our most important trade fairs in the above-mentioned continents and sectors are:

Texworld in Paris and New York

Source Africa and ATF in Cape Town

  • Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics
  • Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics
  • Neonyt in Berlin
  • Heimtextil Frankfurt, Russia, Japan, India
  • Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
  • Techtextil Frankfurt, North America, Russia, China, India
  • Texprocess Frankfurt, America, Addis Abeba
  • Texcare International, Asia
  • Clean Show
  • JET Expo in Paris
  • Gulf Laundrex in Dubai

 How many different nationalities were present? How many exhibitors participate in the last edition?  How many different countries where participating?

In January 2019, 3025 exhibitors from 65 countries took the international trade fair for home and contract textiles to a 15-year high: Exhibitors and visitors accepted the new trade fair concept with great enthusiasm and confirmed the trade fair’s position as the world’s most important meeting place for the industry. The quality of the decision-makers impressed the exhibitors, as did the number of new business contacts from 156 countries, especially international ones – thus enabling Heimtextil to set a new benchmark. Around 67,500 visitors ensured that there was a busy atmosphere in the halls, despite a slight decline due to various reasons, such as difficult travel conditions on account of the storms in the alpine region and airport strikes in Germany.

Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, it is the first trade fair of the year for its sector, and thus represents a climate and trend barometer for the new business year. And with our Texpertise Network we link the leading international textile trade fairs. At 58 events worldwide, we show the forces driving the sector. Today, the latest themes, trends and contacts already attract more than 22,000 exhibitors and 523,375 visitors from all around the globe. Whether Frankfurt, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow or New York – we generate impulses for the entire textile value chain.

 

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Find at Heimtextil 2016 the entire international sector for home and contract textiles

Heimtextil, held in Frankfurt, is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles and the global benchmark for quality design textiles of innovative functionality. If you are going to participate in the next edition in January, don't miss our interview with Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies. And discover everything you need to know to make the best of your exhibiting.

Heimtextil Frankfurt 2016

What are the novelties of the next edition?

Heimtextil 2016 is distinguished by many innovations ranging from a new sequence of days and solid event growth to new themes and more exhibition space. From 12 to 15 January 2016 – for the first time from Tuesday to Friday – the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles will present the world’s biggest spectrum of textiles, trends and innovations. Moreover, the sector’s top international players will be spread over no less than 20 exhibition halls, one more than at the last edition.

With around 2,780 exhibitors, Heimtextil 2016 can boast significantly more than in 2015. They include many companies that have not taken part for one or more years, or are exhibiting for the first time. And there are more European exhibitors at Heimtextil 2016 than in 2015. The area occupied by the fair has also grown. One of the reasons for this is the inclusion of Hall 4.0 for decorative and furniture fabrics, which used to be limited to Halls 4.1 and 3.0. A large proportion of the exhibition space was fully booked up months in advance. The mattress segment in Hall 8.0 has also grown significantly. In 2016, the ‘Theme Park’, the focal point for trends at the fair, moves to Hall 6.0 where the trend forecasts of the International Trend Table are being staged in an elaborate and impressive way.

Heimtextil In Frankfurt

3 reasons to visit Heimtextil

  1. Internationality, trends and order potential are the three main reasons for visiting Heimtextil.
  2. The entire international sector for home and contract textiles get together at Heimtextil for a limited time at one place.
  3. Thus, it offers an unrivalled opportunity to obtain an overview of the latest themes, international trends and relevant suppliers.

What do I have to know to exhibit in Frankfurt (some specific rules in venues, taxes...)?

Taking part in this international event calls for careful preparation and I would advise all potential exhibitors to firstly attend the fair as a visitor. The Exhibition Centre is close to the centre of Frankfurt and has an excellent road, rail and air connections. From the main railway station, it is only 10 minutes on foot to the fair. The airport is also quick and easy to reach. Thanks to the central location and the outstanding public-transport services, it is possible to get to hotels outside Frankfurt in no more than 20 minutes. To take part as an exhibitor, companies must first register online.

Heimtextil 2016

Benefits to exhibit here?

Heimtextil in Frankfurt is the optimum platform for companies wanting to present their products and services in a unique international setting. It is also the perfect venue for companies aiming to increase their export business at the same time as obtaining international feedback to their products; for companies wanting to explore their position in an environment characterised by international trends and gain inspiration from the latest themes and high-grade design presentations; and for companies seeking to make contact with business partners from all over the world.


What benefits brings Heimtextil to the city?

With the ‘Heimtextil goes City’ B2B campaign, Heimtextil takes the latest products and innovations from the fair to the city. To this end, we cooperate with the Frankfurt Interior Decoration Association and around 25 interior-decoration companies, bed retailers, galleries and museums in the city. Naturally, Frankfurt also profits from the numerous international visitors and exhibitors who flock to the many hotels, restaurants and bars – not only in the city but also in the region – and use taxis and local public-transport services during the four days of the fair.

Showcase At Heimtextil Frankfurt

What is the visitor profile?

Our visitors include wholesalers, interior decoration specialists, bed retailers and premium furnishing dealers, as well as architects, interior architects, designers, hoteliers and contract and interior furnishing contractors. Our visitors are also characterised by a high degree of purchasing authority: a large proportion of them is involved in their companies’ buying decisions. Moreover, internationality is a special feature of our visitors who come from around 130 different countries.

Some participation results from the last edition

This year, around 68,000 trade visitors from 128 countries took advantage of the leading international trade fair in Frankfurt to restock and gain inspiration for the coming season. 2,759 exhibitors from 68 countries presented their latest products and trends at Heimtextil 2015. Increased visitor numbers were noted from Europe, especially Great Britain, Italy and Spain. But that’s not all: there were also more visitors from the Arabian Peninsula, in particular from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as from overseas countries, such as Japan and the USA. As expected, there were fewer visitors in Frankfurt from the Ukraine and Russia.

Frankfurt Hold Heimtextil