Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil Summer Special Hosted the Textile Industry

With a total of 117 participating nations, around 63,000 visitors and 2300 exhibitors, a brilliant re-launch of the international textile fairs at the Frankfurt exhibition center was achieved. Techtextil, Texprocess and which organized concurrently Heimtextil Summer Special hosted the textile industry in Frankfurt.

Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil Summer Special Hosted the Textile Industry

Across all three events; Italy, France, Turkey, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Pakistan and the USA formed the top visitor nations. On all three business platforms, in addition to brisk order activity and high visitor quality and satisfaction, the concentrated positive energy of personal global encounters was particularly noticeable.

“The world meets again in Frankfurt. International encounters and stimulating new business returned immediately after the pandemic-related break: The textile trade fair business is back and shows its global strength. We and our global Texpertise Network, with 60 events worldwide covering the textile value chain, are looking positively to the future. At the same time, 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. In addition to European countries, Pakistan, India, Korea and the USA were also among the top visitor nations. Visitor satisfaction also remained stable at a high level for all three events, averaging 91 percent. Intensive live discussions with old and new partners, new global contacts in personal exchanges, spontaneous cooperations in direct dialog – all this was finally possible again.

With a global volume of nearly 1,000 billion USD 1and a predicted growth rate of more than 4.4 percent through 20262, 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. In these times of massive supply chain disruptions, we have provided the markets with our unique crossover at the most important international marketplace forproduct innovations along almost the entire textile value chain at exactly the right time.” said Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies.

Techtextil and Texprocess impress with diverse range of products and services

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.

Exhibitors at Texprocess also took the opportunity to showcase their new products internationally. Progressive approaches were recognized with the Texprocess or Techtextil Innovation Award. Paul van Bentum, Vice President and General Manager Administration at JUKI, Poland, confirms: “We were very pleased with the large number of visitors. It is nice to meet physically again. Texprocess is an important platform to gather our distributors in one place. In addition to a mix of our products and our customers’ products, we were also able to present the AW-3S automatic bobbin thread winding and feeding device, which won a Texprocess Innovation Award.”

The next Heimtextil will take place from January 10 to 13, 2023. The next Techtextil and Texprocess will be held from April 23 to 26, 2024.