In September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at its home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, the company announces that it will postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions that have been imposed. These include Prolight + Sound, the International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess.
It was also decided to cancel the International Consumer Goods Show scheduled for April. The company says that events are effectively banned in Germany, and ongoing international travel restrictions make it impossible to proceed with trade fair plans for April or May 2021.
“The coronavirus pandemic has taken centre-stage, and our plans have not escaped its impact,” said Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt.
The announcement from Messe Frankfurt also notes that exhibitors are faced with huge uncertainties regarding who will be allowed to be present and their customer contacts, making it extremely difficult to commit to trade fair participation. However, because physical events are not possible, the company has created numerous digital offerings for its customers.
Heimtextil will take place from January 11-14, 2022. Techtextil and Texprocess will take place in the second quarter of 2022.