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Global Home of Sourcing: Sourcing expands with a diverse range on six hall levels

22 Sep 2022

In the sourcing area of Ambiente and Christmasworld, which takes place simultaneously for the first time, trade visitors will find a unique spectrum of international producers on the largest sourcing platform outside China. By having the two fairs in parallel, a global range of Ambiente Dining, Living, Giving and Working as well as Christmasworld will be bundled in Halls 10 and 11.1 - opening up additional, valuable contacts and a maximum degree of internationality for exhibitors.

For years now, importers as well as manufacturers have found reliable and strong partners in the sourcing area for volume business from industrially produced to handmade goods from all over the world - many of them produced under sustainable aspects. With their central location on the exhibition grounds and direct connection to each other, Halls 10 and 11 create short distances and a quick overview of current solutions in breadth and depth.

„By bundling the products of the two leading trade fairs, Ambiente and Christmasworld, which can be called up on one order date, we are creating valuable new synergies and unprecedented contact and business opportunities. It also provides us with international marketing and high visitor frequency. For buyers who have not previously sourced globally, this provides uncomplicated access to additional markets. As the largest sourcing platform available outside of China, Global Sourcing is ideal for systematically establishing contacts and concluding container deals with manufacturers“, says Philipp Ferger, Vice President Consumer Goods Fairs.

Ambiente Global Sourcing
Shopping on the largest sourcing platform outside China. Photo: Messe Frankfurt/Jean-Luc Valentin

The high degree of internationality is once again the USP (Unique Selling Point) of Ambiente and Christmasworld. Individual exhibitors or organisers as part of joint stands from India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and numerous countries from Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe present their diverse ranges. For example, in addition to the countries already listed, Hall Level 10.4 has exhibitors from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. Furthermore, non-profit organisers are represented - including Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) or the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). The global market will finally meet again in the heart of Europe - in the centre of the global order season - from 3 to 7 February 2023, after a forced break of two years.

A globally unique offer in a new structure

Global Sourcing will cover six hall levels at the coming Ambiente: 10.1 to 10.4 and 11.1 for the Ambiente product groups and 10.0 for Christmasworld. In the latter, everything revolves around florists' requisites, seasonal decorations, Christmas products and lighting in the Christmas & Seasonal Decoration section.

Christmasworld Global Sourcing
Discover the variety of products at Global Sourcing Christmasworld in Hall 10.0. Photo: Messe Frankfurt/ Pietro Sutera

The Global Sourcing Living area Giving & Stationery in Hall 10.1 is all about gifts. The division is complemented by the new product group Global Sourcing Working: In addition to products on the subject of office supplies, equipment, furnishings and technology, exhibitors will also be showing presentation and organisational aids as well as mailing and consumables here.

At Dining Table in Hall 10.2, buyers will find everything to do with porcelain, ceramics, metalware and silver, as well as table decorations and accessories. On the same hall level in the Living Home Decoration & Outdoor segment, exhibitors display hybrid collections of home and table accessories and outdoor products. The Living Hall Home Select in 10.3 presents a selection of exhibitors whose experience has established them in the global sourcing segment for years. The majority of companies shine with an individual stand design and an attractive product presentation that will inspire buyers to come up with new ideas for living concepts and home decoration. The Living Global Sourcing range is rounded off by the Home Accessories & Crafts section in Hall 10.4: Small furniture, home accessories and textiles from all over the world reflect the diversity of the global market in all its facets. Another focus of the hall level is the theme of sustainability and fair trade and Ambiente is once again proving to be the central international trading venue for sustainably produced consumer goods.

Opposite Hall 10, trade visitors to the Dining Kitchen & Houseware segment in Hall 11.1 will find a wide range of cutlery, cookware, fryware, bakeware, and kitchenware, as well as cutlery and small electrical appliances.

From February 2023, Ambiente will be held at the Frankfurt exhibition center at the same time as the leading international consumer goods trade fairs Christmasworld and Creativeworld.

  • Ambiente/Christmasworld: February 3 to 7, 2023
  • Creativeworld: February 4 to 7, 2023

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New perspectives open up undiscovered opportunities: As the leading international consumer goods trade fair, Ambiente maps the changes in the market with an eye to the future. For five days, it presents a unique mix of ideas and products - and is the platform for global trends. For Table, Kitchen and Housewares, the fair is the unrivalled No. 1 in the Dining segment. In Living, all styles and market segments can be experienced around the home, furnishing and decorating. Giving presents gifts and personal accessories in all facets and will in future offer high-quality stationery as well as articles relating to school supplies. The new Working section fleshes out the working worlds of tomorrow. With its future-oriented HoReCa and Contract Business segments, Ambiente also has a strong focus on the international contract business. The major themes of sustainability, new work, design, lifestyle, digital expansion of trade, and future retail accompany the event, as do a large number of industry events, young talent programs, trend presentations and awards ceremonies. Due to its unrivaled product range in terms of breadth and depth, it is unique worldwide and offers the best connections for making contacts and finding new business partners.

Welcome Home
Under the motto "Home of Consumer Goods", Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld will be held simultaneously for the first time at one of the world's most modern trade fair centers from February 3-4 to 7, 2023. The newly created combination of three successful leading trade fairs at one location at one time thus combines their strengths and thus offers an unprecedented, simultaneously available, future-oriented product range in quality and quantity. Global business with large volumes is intensified. Messe Frankfurt will continue to offer the largest platform for global sourcing outside China. Frankfurt is thus the center of the global order season, strengthening synergy effects and efficiency for all participants, and is thus the one, comprehensive inspiration, order and networking event for a globalized industry. This is where the newest trends are presented and the global metatrends are experienced and made visible.

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