Messe Frankfurt postpones early Q1 trade shows

Published on: 22nd September 2020

The Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld shows will be merged to create a joint event for the first time ever. 

Messe Frankfurt has announced the postponement and repositioning of a number of its trade shows due to take place between January and March, as the coronavirus continues to hamper travel and social gatherings.

For the first time ever, three shows – Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld – will be merged to create an offering that brings together Messe Frankfurt’s consumer goods portfolio under one roof. Running from 17th-20th April 2021, the one-off International Consumer Goods Show – Special Edition will be supported by digital elements during Consumer Goods Digital Days. These days will also play host to the online-only Creativeworld 2021 event, which will not be hosted in its usual physical form next year.

Further enhancing the special 2021 event, the Nextrade digital marketplace will be made available to B2B customers of Christmasworld and Creativeworld, extending physical trade fair participation and allowing orders to be placed all year round. Ambiente, Tendence and Nordstil have used the platform since 2019.

In a statement, Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt, commented: “It is important for our customers that we make a decision at an early date, as it would otherwise be time for them to begin investing in their trade fair presentations. Messe Frankfurt will continue working closely with its customers to ensure that its decisions serve the interests of the exhibiting industries.”


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