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Messe Frankfurt launches seven brand events in Central Asia
Tashkent, 16 February 2024. Messe Frankfurt will extend its footprint in the Central Asian market by establishing seven brand events in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The country’s strategic location as a crossroads of Europe and Asia positions it as a promising trade gateway and transportation hub, facilitating the economic development of neighbouring countries and access to the wider region. The company’s stronger presence in the market will promote business opportunities and foster the sustainable development of pillar industries, including cosmetics, textiles and clothing, automotive, logistics and transportation.
The mega trade fair for the consumer goods industry expands its global leadership position
"Celebrating Business Together" was the motto of this year's mega trade fair for the global consumer goods industry, consisting of Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld. A festival of records: with an increase of ten percent, 4,928 exhibitors presented their new products on over 360,000 gross square metres. Despite a rail strike lasting several days, around 140,000 visitors from all branches of trade and sales channels were inspired by a wealth of trends and innovations at the biggest event in the history of Messe Frankfurt. As the most international networking and ordering platform, the industry's one-stop shop with over 170 participating countries and regions provided orientation, inspiration and solutions to current challenges in the market.
10 years of Nordstil: Strong start into the anniversary season
A large number of exhibitors and visitors, a wealth of new products for the coming seasons and a good ordering mood characterised the anniversary edition of Winter Nordstil: 752 exhibitors from Germany and abroad met around 13,500 buyers  who were inspired by product worlds of new quality and variety. The Nordstil Forum provided practical expert knowledge to equip buyers for challenging times. The fringe programme focused on the newly introduced sustainability programme Ethical Style, trends at the PoS, best-practice examples to combat the shortage of skilled workers and tips on digital presence and provided answers to current questions in the industry.
Heimtextil ends with an increase in exhibitors, a plus in visitors and sets new standards for a sustainable and AI-driven textile industry
New contacts with decision-makers, global business opportunities and worldwide streams of visitors: Heimtextil 2024 ended with 46,000 visitors from around 130 nations and 2,838 exhibitors from 60 nations with 25 per cent growth. With a plus in visitors, the show overcame difficult travel conditions due to nationwide rail strikes and regional demonstrations. The response from international buyers to the quality and variety of the new Carpets & Rugs product segment was overwhelming. In numerous talks, tours and workshops, Heimtextil as well focused on two of the most important key topics of the coming decades: sustainable production and action as well as artificial intelligence. At the leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, transformations could be experienced more intensively than ever before.
Better, cheaper, more versatile: new rigging options in Hall 8 at Messe Frankfurt
In collaboration with its service partner UEBERKOPF, Messe Frankfurt has installed a new rigging substructure in the 30,000 square metre in Hall 8. The truss grid will enable exhibitors' rigging requirements to be realised more easily, quickly and cost-effectively in future. Another advantage is the reduction of the changeover time between the events in Hall 8.. This ensures greater flexibility in Messe Frankfurt's busy event calendar.
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