Leading suppliers of textile-care technology cancel their participation
Leading suppliers of laundry and dry cleaning technology have used the free cancellation deadline offered by Messe Frankfurt against the background of the pandemic and cancelled their participation in Texcare International 2021 shortly before expiration. In view of this, the Advisory Council of the world’s leading textile care fair have voted to cancel Texcare International for this year because its success can no longer be guaranteed.
In view of the corona crisis earlier this year, Messe Frankfurt offered exhibitors of Texcare International the right to cancel their participation free of charge until September 3rd, 2021. As the months passed, the overall outlook became increasingly positive and, by the beginning of August, around 200 companies – including the important and big manufacturers from all parts of the textile care sector – had registered to exhibit at Texcare International in Frankfurt am Main from November 27th to December 1st, 2021. Factors contributing to this included the growing pace of vaccination around the world, the categorisation of trade fairs as business events and the officially approved protection and hygiene concept of Messe Frankfurt. Nevertheless, the mood changed shortly before the cancellation deadline as leading companies decided to withdraw from the event because of uncertainties regarding the future development of the pandemic.
Kerstin Horaczek, Vice President Technology Shows at Messe Frankfurt, took stock after the deadline: “Together with our partners, we worked untiringly to stage the Texcare International for the textile care sector in the autumn. However, a leading international trade fair with a significantly reduced spectrum on show would not do justice to participants’ expectations of the fair as the most important meeting place and innovation hub for the sector. Therefore, we have decided to accept the vote of the Advisory Council and cancel Texcare International 2021. We are extremely sorry about this. At the same time, we are grateful for the on-going, high level of commitment demonstrated by the sector for their most important trade fair.”
Held every four years, Texcare International in Frankfurt am Main brings together suppliers of laundry and dry cleaning technology with customers from the textile service, laundry and dry cleaning segments. Until the next edition, Messe Frankfurt can offer the textile care sector several events where they can do business in other important economic regions of the world. Thus, Russian experts from the textile care sector met at Texcare Forum Russia in Moscow on September 15th. On September 27th, 2021, Messe Frankfurt France held Texcare Forum Nantes. Still in this year, Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo, Asia’s leading textile care trade fair, will open its doors in Shanghai from December 22nd to 24th. At the Clean Show, the biggest trade fair for textile care on the American continent and also organized by Messe Frankfurt, the industry will present its latest innovations and developments in Atlanta from July 30th to August 2nd, 2022.