Great Demand For Exhibition Space – Heimtextil 2013 Already Almost Fully Booked Up

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — May 2012 — Against the background of an increase in the number of
exhibitors at the last Heimtextil and a positive economic climate in Germany, all the signs are
that Heimtextil 2013 in Frankfurt am Main will be distinguished by a very large number of top
exhibitors. With around seven months still to go before the doors open (from 9 to 12 January2013),
the international trade fair for home and contract textiles is already almost fully booked up.
Moreover, several renowned exhibitors have announced that they will take part in the coming
Heimtextil after a period of absence.”Even at this early stage, we can say that Heimtextil 2013
will be an exceptional event – with numerous top companies that are either making their debut or
returning after a break. The current registration level gives us good ground to take an optimistic
view of the future and underscores the positive developments in the sector”, explains Olaf Schmidt,
Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt. With 2,634 exhibitors and
growth of 2.4 percent in comparison to the year before, Heimtextil 2012 represented an excellent
start to the new season. The economic statistics for Germany also confirm the upward trend. “The
successful course of business at Heimtextil 2012 and the buoyant economy at the beginning of the
year, which resulted in an increase of a good four percent in sales, reinforce the predominantly
good and confident outlook of the German home-textile industry for the coming months”,adds Martin
Auerbach, Director of the Association of the German Home Textile Industry (Verband der Deutschen
Heimtextilien-Industrie). At the beginning of the year, there was a positive sales trend in the
fields of furniture and decorative fabrics, carpets and bedding. Growth was generated in both the
domestic (2.1 percent)and foreign markets, where the rate of growth was much higher(10.3 percent).
The export quota was 25.3 percent (2011: 23.9percent).

Renowned returnees and new exhibitors

A number of renowned manufacturers have announced they will betaking part in Heimtextil
again. Tissat Deslee from Belgium will be back in the ‘window’ and ‘upholstery’ product groups in
Hall 4.1:”Without doubt, Heimtextil is the most important trade fair for decorative fabrics and the
whole world meets in Frankfurt every January. After a three-year break, we are very much looking
forward to returning to Heimtextil”, says Koen Deruyck, General Manager of Tissat Deslee. Several
returning and new companies are expected at the British Pavilion in Hall 4.1, the première of which
was a great success last January. “We returned to Heimtextil in 2012 and were surprised by the
quality and the variety of visitors to our stand.Hence, it didn’t take long for us to decide to
take part again in 2013”, explains Blair Macnaughton, Managing Director of The Isle Mill.

Exhibitors include key international players

The international sector with its key players meets in Frankfurt am Main every January at the
world’s leading trade fair for textile interior design. The renowned companies to exhibit in the
‘window’ and’ upholstery’ product groups in Hall 3.0 include Albani and Gustav Gerster from
Germany, IFI from Greece and Bandex from Austria.Among the prominent companies presenting the
latest wallpaper,curtains, decorative fabric and furniture fabric segments in Hall 3.1will be
Grandeco from Belgien, Elitis from France, SAHCO Hesslein and Schmitz/Essener Tapete from Germany
and textiles editeur Kobe from The Netherlands. In Hall 4.1, the highlights in the ‘upholstery’
product group will include Rafael Catalá and Manuel Revert from Spain: “Heimtextil is the world’s
leading trade fair with the most visitors, and this is where we meet the majority of our
international customers”, says CEO and proprietor José Ramón Revert. As well, Marta Catalá,
proprietor Rafael Catalá, a longstanding Heimtextil exhibitor, confirms the great interest shown by
international trade buyers at the fair. Among the national and international suppliers of
sun-protection, track and decorative systems in Hall 5.1 are Karl F. Buchheister, Junkers &
Möller and MHZ from Germany and Coulisse from The Netherlands. The textile designer segment at
Heimtextil is also very popular with demand for exhibition space coming from several new studios.

New products for the bathroom, bedroom and table

Visitors can also look forward to product presentations by numerous top companies in the
household-textiles segment. Thus, Billerbeck Betten Union from Germany and Sanko Tekstil from
Turkey will be showing their latest products in the ‘bed’ and ‘bath’ product groups in Hall 8.0.
Among the exhibitors with high-quality home collections in the premium segment of Hall 11 are Curt
Bauer from Germany, Martinelli Ginetto from Italy, Corn. Van Dijk from The Netherlands, Luzmonte 2,
Piubelle and Sorema from Portugal and Eke from Turkey. Kas from Australia will be back again with
bed linen fromDown Under: “As a trend-oriented design company in the home fashion sector,
Heimtextil is extremely important for Kas as a launching pad for our future-oriented trends and
collections”, says Karen David, Director of Kas. “We will be exhibiting again at Heimtextil 2013
because this is where we meet our existing and,hopefully, potential customers.”

Young design in the premium segment

Also in Hall 11 will be ‘New@More’, a presentation area where young, innovative companies can
attract the attention of a large audience of trade buyers. The platform proved to be very popular
at the last Heimtextil. In addition to new manufacturers, Peppa Grace and Robespierre Europe from
Germany will be taking part again and presenting creative bed linen in the premium segment.

Posted on June 5, 2012

Source: Messe Frankfurt