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With 2800 exhibitors at Heimtextil, the supply increases by 25%

Despite German public transport workers going on strike and German farmers blocking the highways, a total of 46,000 people visited Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Over 2800 exhibitors from more than 60 countries participated in the event. This is an increase of 25% compared to the previous edition. Messe Frankfurt's organisation indicates that the foundation for a record year has been laid.

Moreover, the fair attracted buying groups from 130 countries who were interested in decorative and furniture fabrics to textiles for the bedroom, bathroom, table, wallpaper, sun protection, and carpets. Visitors included retailers, wholesalers, designers, furniture and bed stores, interior decorators, interior architects, architects, and hotel furnishers.

Take a look at the photo report of the Dutch and Belgian exhibitors at Heimtextil.

Space, exhibitors, and visitors
'Heimtextil concludes with overwhelming participation. The increase in space, exhibitors, and visitors in 2024 makes it clear: the trade fair for home and project textiles remains on course for growth and sets new standards for a sustainable and AI-based textile industry,' says Detlef Braun, member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.

Carpets and rugs
For the first time, Heimtextil dedicated a complete hall to carpets and rugs. A number of Belgian companies were also found in Hall 5, such as: Broucks, Ragolle Rugs, Kovantex, Meubinex, Vanhoutte Carpets, Mercyfloring, Aarova, and Verbatex. Daphne Renier, Textile Product Manager at Fedustria, previously mentioned that they chose a joint stand. 'Of course, our Belgian interior textile manufacturers have long had a stand at the fair. But in 2024 we are present for the first time with a beautiful group stand for the carpet sector. And that is a decision that came at the insistence of our manufacturers themselves.'

Intercontinental power
Heimtextil achieved an increase in internationality on the exhibitor side to 95 percent. The top ten represented countries were China, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, and the Netherlands. There was an increase in the number of exhibitors from Belgium, Bulgaria, China, India, Japan, Poland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, the US, and Egypt.

On the visitor side, there were more visitors from China, Germany, India, Japan, Croatia, Macedonia, Pakistan, Slovakia, and Cyprus. The number of German trade visitors increased by about ten percent.

Take a look at the entire photo report here.

The next edition of Heimtextil will be held from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 January 2025.

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