With 117 participating nations, the re-launch of the international textile fairs at the Frankfurt exhibition center was achieved. Across all three events—Techtextil, Texprocess and the one-time Heimtextil Summer Special—Italy, France, Turkey, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Pakistan and the U.S. formed the top visitor nations.
“The textile trade fair business is back and shows its global strength. … Against the backdrop of global challenges, we will continue to expand our international partnerships, such as with the Conscious Fashion & Lifestyle Network in cooperation with the UN Office for Partnerships,” says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board, Messe Frankfurt.
Despite ongoing travel restrictions, all three trade shows maintained their pre-pandemic level of internationality in terms of both exhibitors and visitors. Intensive live discussions with old and new partners, new global contacts in personal exchanges, spontaneous cooperation in direct dialog were finally possible again.
With a global volume of nearly 1,000 billion USD and a predicted growth rate of more than 4.4 percent through 2026, the textile industry is one of the most important global industries. “The textile industry remains a high-growth market that needs face-to-face interaction,” says Olaf Schmidt, vice president Textiles & Textile Technologies.
At Techtextil and Texprocess, sustainable materials and processing technologies, automation and digital processes, as well as innovations and progressive new developments were presented throughout the exhibitor range of products. Information and inspiration were provided by conference formats such as the Techtextil and Texprocess Forum.
For the first time, Techtextil and Texprocess were also held virtually, where exhibitors presented themselves digitally and thus extended their presence at the trade fair. The digital platform of Techtextil and Texprocess will be available until July 8, 2022.
The next Techtextil and Texprocess will be held April 23 to 26, 2024.