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FRANKFURT – Dates for the next physical Techtextil and Texprocess textile fairs in Germany have been fixed. The two trade fairs will be held from 21 to 24 June 2022 and shift to even years, after been cancelled for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Techtextil and Texprocess are among the largest textile trade shows in the world and their postponement this year has been a hammer blow for the industry and the physical events space. The cancellations also raise questions about physical events in the textile space generally and prospects for other players in this sector amid an incredibly tough marketplace.

The dates for Techtextil and Texprocess in 2024 have also been set – they will take place from 9 to 12 April.

Olaf Schmidt, vice president textiles and textile technologies at Messe Frankfurt said: “We are delighted that, after close consultations with the sector and our partners, it was quickly possible to find new dates for the postponed Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs. The biennial event cycle for the two fairs has proved to be in the best interests of the sector so that, together, we have decided to maintain this rhythm from 2022.”

Added Elgar Straub, managing director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, the conceptual partner of Texprocess: “We have been in even closer contact with the members of our association and our global sister associations about the pandemic over recent months. There is a widespread need to present innovations live so that postponing the Techtextil and Texprocess until 2022 currently represents the optimal solution for the sector. Moreover, the new cycle of fairs fits in even better with the sector’s international calendar of events and thus opens up better processes for all involved.”

The next edition of Techtextil and Texprocess in June 2022 is planned as a hybrid event that, in addition to the fair and a comprehensive programme of events, will include a variety of digital services. In 2022, Techtextil and Texprocess will occupy the western section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre (Halls 8, 9, 11 and 12) for the first time, as was originally planned for the 2021 edition.

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