Heimtextil 2018 held from January 9th to 12th in Frankfurt successfully kicked off the new furnishing season with 2,975 international exhibitors and around 70,000 visitors from 135 countries.
Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt, says, “With growth on both the visitor and exhibitor side, Heimtextil has convinced across the board and underpinned its unique position as a world-leading trade fair.”
According to Braun, the 70,000 visitors, including representatives from the retail and wholesale trade, interior decorators, design, architecture and interior design, the hotel industry and industry, were able to benefit from the fair’s unique range of products and inspiration.
The quality of visitors was again outstanding. Almost three quarters of the visitors were executives. More than seven out of ten visitors traveled to Heimtextil from abroad. Trade representatives once again included top buyers from major mail order companies, furniture stores and retail chains, including BAUR, Bruno Bader, Cotonis, Erwin Müller, Industrias Spring, Objekt- und Hotelausstattung Felbermayr, Hornbach, Otto, QVC, Unimasa, Witt Weiden XXXLutz and York Furnishing Textiles FZE.
Heimtextil also offers ideal conditions for the medium and small retail trade segment and interior decorators, as they can benefit from tailor-made offers and exclusive benefits programs such as Heimtextil Insider and Bed’ n Excellence.
For the eighth time in a row, the trade fair increased the number of participating companies; these now total 2,975 international exhibitors. In addition to global market leaders and industry leaders, Heimtextil also provided an international platform for more than 50 young designers and start-ups with its newcomer program “New & Next”. One of the focal points of the trade fair was contract furnishing and the associated focus on the target group of architects and property planners.