Messe Frankfurt initiates generation change in the consumer goods traid fairs sector
The consumer goods industry is facing fundamental challenges, both globally and nationally. In order to actively shape this process of change, which has been further accelerated by the Corona pandemic, Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger will take over as Vice Presidents of Consumer Goods Fairs as of 01 June 2021. Nicolette Naumann, who is leaving the company at her own request, will continue to be available to Messe Frankfurt in an advisory capacity until 30 June 2021.
Consumer Goods Digital Day: register now free of charge and join live on 20 April 2021
First-class lectures, workshops and panel discussions - the Consumer Goods Digital Day awaits with an exciting digital live conference programme on 20 April 2021: Keynote speaker Sanjay Sauldie and numerous industry experts will discuss valuable approaches to solutions and ways out of the crisis. Those who would like to attend can register now free of charge via the ticket shop and get to know the digital platform and exchange ideas with international business partners as early as 13 April 2021. Orders can be placed at any time via Nextrade.
Consumer Goods Digital Day: Interview with keynote speaker Sanjay Sauldie
The Consumer Goods Digital Day, the digital meeting place for the international consumer goods industry on 20 April 2021, will start with a keynote by Sanjay Sauldie. According to the renowned management consultant and speaker, it is imperative that Germany and Europe succeed in digitally connecting consumers with analogue trade. Digitalisation must be seen as a bridge. Only then we will be better able to survive future developments and pandemics. In the interview, he reveals what participants can expect and what will be important in the future.
Trendy interior styles, materials and colors for the coming year: Ambiente Trends 2021
Due to the developments of the global pandemic Ambiente 2021 was cancelled last September and the International Consumer Goods Show this week. How buyers and manufacturers can prepare for the coming business year even in these extraordinary times and without a leading trade fair is shown by Ambiente Trends 2021, which present online and as a download which trends are currently shaping the global consumer goods sector and which needs are gaining importance at home. In three trend themes – curated by the the design studio Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano – they offer valuable orientation and inspiration.
Prolight + Sound, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess postponed until 2022; International Consumer Goods Show cancelled
Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at our home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, it has become necessary to postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May – Prolight + Sound, the International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess – as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions that have been imposed.
Christmas pre-order on Nextrade
Nextrade facilitates Christmas pre-ordering: from January 19 to February 12, 2021, Christmasworld buyers from the wholesale, import / export and retail trades can use the B2B digital platform to order from the Christmas stores of selected Nextrade suppliers for the coming season.
Messe Frankfurt revamps spring 2021 schedule
As a result of the course taken by the pandemic, Messe Frankfurt will not be holding any of its own physical trade fairs at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds between January and March 2021. The company is revamping its spring trade fair calendar to focus on new synergies and new digital offerings.
High satisfaction and positive response: Successful launch for HoReCa hall
For the first time, Ambiente has opened a dedicated hall for the hotel, restaurant and catering industry, increasing this year its total number of HoReCa exhibitors to around 650. In the show’s new hall 6.0, brands from 23 nations presented their latest collections and offered insights into the global hospitality industry. Glowing reviews go to show: Ambiente has firmly established itself as the leading international front of house platform.
Nextrade at Ambiente 2020: over 800 global leads in five days
With over 800 high-quality leads from across the entire world, the digital B2B marketplace Nextrade has achieved an international breakthrough at Ambiente 2020. Thanks to the order and data platform, any retailers who could not travel to the world’s leading trade fair on account of the coronavirus or Storm Ciara have a free opportunity to place orders with Ambiente’s top brands even after the trade fair.
Let’s celebrate. Eight exhibitors are marking their anniversaries at Ambiente.
It’s become quite a tradition by now: Ambiente exhibitors celebrating corporate anniversaries with the Ambiente team at the world’s largest consumer goods trade fair. Quite a few exhibitors are enjoying anniversaries this year, including Fissler, Gilde Handwerk and Spode Portmeirion.
Ambiente 2020 impacted by coronavirus and Ciara
Trends, new products and international business – these are traditionally at the focus of Ambiente in Frankfurt, which took place from 7 to 11 February 2020. The world’s largest consumer goods trade fair had grown to 4,635 exhibitors  from 93 countries , covering 310,240 gross sqm . Ambiente was the first leading trade fair to be affected by the impact of the coronavirus on travelling. Another clearly noticeable factor was Storm Ciara. Business in the halls, however, did not suffer as much as expected, and, in all, large numbers of orders were placed throughout the trends and new products platform. Nevertheless, exhibitors were disappointed with the strong sense of uncertainty among visitors and therefore the absence of quite a few retail channels. Yet those who did travel to Frankfurt benefited from an outstanding ordering environment.
Toni Garrn gives her Ambiente début
The German top model Toni Garrn has never been to Ambiente before, the world’s largest consumer goods exhibition. Walking around the trade fair, Garrn has been forming her own picture of the latest lifestyle trends and learning about sustainable consumption patterns.
Ambiente 2020: hospitality growth market attracting more exhibitors to Frankfurt
After a year of economic slowdown, global trade conflicts and the impact of the recent coronavirus outbreak, no major changes are expected in Germany’s economy in 2020. Nevertheless, private consumption is at such a high level that there are almost no signs of a deteriorating consumer mood right now. These are good conditions for a successful Ambiente in Frankfurt, whether it’s ethical purchases, contract furnishing or trendy shopping.