Location: Frankfurt- Germany

Date of Event: 01/08/2014-01/11/2014

Products: Carpets and Rugs, Contract Hospitality, Contract Upholstery, Decorative Accessories, Decorative Fabrics, Floor Coverings, Home Furnishing Fabric, Home Furnishing Products

Project Officer: Mary Lynn Landgraf 202-482-7909

Official Show Website: http://heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/aussteller/willkommen.htm

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Trade Fair: Heimtextil 2014 Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Dates: January 8-11, 2014

Show Description: Held annually in Frankfurt, Germany, Heimtextil is the world’s preeminent and largest international trade show for home and contract textiles. It is the global benchmark for quality design textiles of innovative functionality. Heimtextil, held on four days in January, is a platform for manufacturers, retailers and designers. During this time, international exhibitors from around the globe will be presenting their products to trade visitors January 8-11, 2014.

Visitors: Approximately 66,000 visitors from 128 countries came to Heimtextil 2013 trade show. According to the organizers at Messe Frankfurt, Heimtextil has succeeded in maintaining the number of visitors at a constant level despite the prevailing difficult economic climate.

Exhibitors: Over 2658 exhibitors from 62 countries displayed at Heimtextil 2013.

Amenities: The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce will feature a catalog/sample booth at Heimtextil 2014. Included in the package of services are the collections of leads that will be sent to each company in a spreadsheet after the show, promotion of samples on-site and the opportunity for pre- concurrent and post-show publicity for your company.

Cost: OTEXA Sample Booth participation is $900 and limited to 5 US companies. For other companies who may seek to have their own independent booth, please contact Jennifer Bacon of Messe Frankfurt USA at: Tel: +1.678.732.2425 Fax: +1.770.984.8023, or Email: Jennifer.Bacon@usa.messefrankfurt.com.

Why Should You Exhibit: Heimtextil 2014 is a meeting place for buyers from all over the world and consequently offers new points of contact to highly promising business regions; the show has an increased level of international visitors. More than 67% of trade buyers came from outside Germany.
Heimtextil 2014 presents an opportunity to expand your industry networks and opportunities with intensive business activity taking place during and after the show. For more details, please visit:

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The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) participated in Heimtextil 2014 for the annual show held January 8-11, 2014. Heimtextil, held traditionally in early January in Frankfurt, Germany, has over three decades of history and has secured a reputation as the world’s largest home textiles show. In more recent years the contract/hospitality components have been added to the show’s format thereby increasing its exposure as both a comprehensive residential and contract show. With the format change came a larger universe of exhibitors and visitors.
Heimtextil again this year recorded a slight increase in visitors with 66% of the visitors and 88% of the exhibitors coming from outside of Germany. With over 2718 exhibitors and 67,000 visitors from 133 countries, the show demonstrated its far reaching global impact.

The OTEXA Sample Booth showcased four companies this year. Nevertheless, the four companies underscored OTEXA’s recognition as a leader and resource for quality products, state of the science textile technology and trends. Over 100 trade leads were obtained for the four participating companies.