Digital Academy for manufacturers and trade successfully launched with sustainability as the opening theme
The new Digital Academy of the three consumer goods fairs under the umbrella of Messe Frankfurt celebrated its premiere yesterday: the kick-off of the new digital event series was dedicated to the theme of sustainability. Futurologist Anabel Ternès von Hattburg and communications expert Cornelia Kunze examined sustainability as a success factor for manufacturers and retailers from different perspectives.
Launch of the Digital Academy: New series of online events for manufacturers and retailers kicks off with topic of sustainability
Episode 1 on 24 May, 10:00 - 10:55 a.m.: Successfully Sustainable - Sustainably Successful: Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage
Outlook on growth areas and highlights for 2024
The leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld were held together for the first time at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre in February 2023. Under the motto "Home of Consumer Goods", the trade fair trio redefined the most important and biggest networking platform and formed the hub for the global consumer goods sector. In a short pit stop, Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger answer questions and reveal what is planned for 2024 and what innovations exhibitors and visitors can already look forward to.
Megatrend sustainability at Christmasworld
Sustainability is increasingly becoming an important theme in festive decorations: From 3 to 7 February, Christmasworld offered the tried and tested Special Interest Ethical Style for the first time this year. With "Ethical Style by Christmasworld", the focus was on sustainability-oriented exhibitors and their products - interested trade buyers thus quickly found the suppliers relevant to them.
Welcome back: exhibitors celebrate best Christmasworld ever
Christmasworld returned successfully in a new format parallel to Ambiente and Creativeworld and with a new hall layout in the East Exhibition Centre, including the newly inaugurated Hall 5. 35,719 trade buyers – 71 percent of them from abroad – were in an excellent ordering mood and enthusiastic about the new variety of products. 627 exhibitors were delighted with full order books and many new international contacts. Together, they embark on the new business year strengthened and optimistic.
Sensational comeback: Frankfurt consumer goods fairs set international benchmark
The leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld have joined forces for the first time from February 3-4 to 7, 2023, to inspire as the global hub for upcoming lifestyle trends. They reflect the increasing merging of lifestyles and focus on the top theme of sustainability. 4,561 exhibitors occupied the entire Frankfurt exhibition center on 352,950 gross square meters and impressed 154,000 retailers from all over the world with their innovations. Participants from more than 170 nations celebrated the personal encounter.
Discovering highlights: Consumer goods fairs offer new impulses, sustainable trends and new solutions
In three days, the one-stop-shop for the global consumer goods sector – comprising the three leading trade fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld (3 to 7 February) and Creativeworld (4 to 7 February) – will get underway. The framework programme demonstrates in many facets which factors count in the consumer goods market and offers fair visitors an exclusive look at consumer trends and the latest designs. Numerous new products, trends and exciting special presentations promise a unique trade fair experience. Here are five highlights that visitors should not miss.
The consumer goods world is back in Frankfurt: Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld fully booked – overwhelming demand from abroad
The leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld will be the global hub in Frankfurt from 3/4 to 7 February. The best conditions for success: 4,561 exhibitors occupy on 352,950 gross square metres the entire exhibition centre. Participants from 160 nations looking forward to the latest innovations and trends from all over the world.
Ethical Style Spots: Meta trend sustainability offers valuable impulses for the point-of-sale
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important theme at the Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld consumer goods fairs. With the Ethical Style Special Interest and four Ethical Style Spots on the exhibition grounds, exhibitors have the opportunity to present their particularly environmentally friendly, ethically produced and sustainable products to the trade fair public.
Perfect digital supplement to the trade fair experience on site - with guided tours, live keynotes and trend presentations
Whether digital product presentation, networking with other participants or streaming of events: the online platform Digital Extension creates an unique trade fair experience virtually. The three leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld from 3/4 to 7 February 2023 thus offer the ideal mix of live and digital.
Pre-events with top speakers kick off the "Digital Extension" of the three consumer goods fairs
The three leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld soon invite visitors to a very special live trade fair experience. The online platform Digital Extension, which is available to all participants for smart and efficient matchmaking even before the events, will provide a complementary virtual exchange: Three pre-events of 45 minutes each offer valuable industry knowledge with top speakers such as Ken Hughes, Theresa Schleicher and Sanjay Sauldie and familiarise participants with the platform.
More emotion at the point of sale!
At Christmasworld, trade visitors will experience the latest themes and trends for festive decorations that enliven the retail trade and city centres alike. A great wealth of expert know-how and inspiration for varied assortments for a successful business season are on the agenda of the event programme.
Christmas Delights: New culinary ideas & gifts for the festive season now in Foyer 4.0
In the mood for a sweet or a sour treat for the festive season? With the Christmas Delights product group in the foyer of Hall 4.0, Christmasworld offers seasonal delicacies and drinks for all occasions of the year. The focus is above all on original delights that are a pleasure to give as gifts or to enjoy oneself. For optimal assortment shaping, these fast-moving and take-away items offer high sales potential for the trade. Also popular are the finest handicrafts "Made in Germany", which are marked with the special interest "German Christmas Crafts".
Knowledge creates the future of retail: Conzoom Solutions Academy 2023
From high street retailers to online shops and multichannel providers - If you want to be successful, you have to actively deal with the challenges of the consumer goods market and its dynamics. With exciting expert lectures in Hall 4.0/Saal Europa, the Conzoom Solutions Academy offers important industry knowledge on new perspectives and convincing best practices. On all five days of the fair, renowned speakers provide insights into essential market developments and current trends and offer practical tips and impulses.
Decoration Unlimited: Down to Earth, Foyer 5.1/6.1 creates a unique shopping experience with natural elements
In times of uncertainties and with a consumer mood in distress, shop windows and shop decorations play an outstanding role at the point of sale - they can calm and stimulate sales at the same time and thus open the eyes again to more beautiful product worlds. In their special presentation Decoration Unlimited under the motto "Down to Earth", the Dutch experts for effective presentation Rudi Tuinman and Pascal Koeleman from 2dezign show how this can work with festive and seasonal decoration alike.
Christmasworld Trends 23+ focus on classic as well as surprising designs and natural, sustainable decorations
At the coming Christmasworld, international retailers will be able to experience live what colours, shapes and designs will be in vogue for Christmas decorations in the future. Christmasworld Trends 23+ in the Trend Area in the foyer of Hall 4.1 will offer a unique overview of exhibitors' new products, which will be presented by the trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano in three exciting trend worlds. Daily lectures explain the relevant trends for the consumer goods sector.
Sustainability in focus: "Ethical Style" with new spots on site at Frankfurt’s consumer goods fairs
The various facets of sustainability are the focus of the Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld consumer-goods fairs. This is achieved both with the Ethical Style programme, in which Christmasworld and Creativeworld exhibitors can now also participate, and with spots on the exhibition grounds, which put the spotlight on sustainable products in all their diversity.
Heading into the future with Messe Frankfurt: The consumer goods world is back in Frankfurt
Personal exchange is currently more important than ever. Because the still challenging economic and political conditions, the accelerated change in social values and advancing digitalisation require new solutions and innovative approaches for the global consumer goods industry. That is why Messe Frankfurt is taking an offensive into the future with new ways and creative approaches. Networking, inspiration and ordering will become even more efficient, intensive and smarter at the three leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld in 2023. 4,700 exhibitors have announced their participation and together they will ensure the world's biggest trade fair platform of its kind.
Sustainability meets design: Best practice examples, "cooking show" and material studies inspired at the online event
As part of the online event series for the international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld, Messe Frankfurt hosted three renowned expert speakers digitally. They presented the various aspects of sustainability in their varied lectures. At the online event Sustainability meets Design, the focus was of course also on the relationship to design, underpinned by current examples. The topic was enthusiastic: over 1,400 interested people from more than 80 countries registered and were able to take away valuable ideas.
Christmas trends in demand in 2022
Which colour and theme worlds are trending in Christmas decorations this year? And what was particularly in demand in this second exceptional pandemic year without a chance of visiting the leading international trade fair for festive and seasonal decorations? International Christmasworld exhibitors reveal their insights.
Online Event "Sustainability meets Design": The new beautiful is sustainable
The international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld have their own focus on design. Add to this the aspect of sustainability and the result is a forward-looking mix. Before the three leading trade fairs open their doors in Frankfurt am Main on 3/4 February 2023, free Online Events will ensure that you already have your finger on the pulse. Under the motto "Sustainability meets Design", three internationally renowned experts will report on current developments and trends in sustainability and design on 31 August.
Wow effect moves into new halls
The number of registrations for Christmasworld 2023 is at a top level and hall planning is well advanced. All the major national and international key players are already on board.
New series on Conzoom Solutions: On your marks. Ready. Christmas!
A new series with expert tips for a profitable Christmas will start in August - both for online business and for the appealing design of shop windows and retail spaces. Trend expert Gabriela Kaiser and e-commerce specialist Peter Höschl guide retailers through the Christmas countdown.
Future Retail: Online event looks into the future of retail and gives valuable impulses for onsite and online business
What does the future look like for retail and what challenges do we face in order to keep delighting customers - onsite and online? As part of the online event series for the international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld, Messe Frankfurt invited four renowned experts to answer these and other questions at the Future Retail online event. The great interest in this online event confirms that numerous retailers are looking for new impulses: over 300 people from 40 countries registered and were able to take away valuable ideas, look into the future, and learn about exciting study results.
In late summer and autumn, the "local + vital" trend brings cheerful accents to shop windows and shops alike
When the last beautiful sunny days of the year are approaching, it is a good opportunity to attract customers to the shops with new window decorations and product ranges. Retailers can already prepare for this now. The Christmasworld Trends 22+ under the motto "Facing forward" provide orientation and inspiration. The colourful "local + vital" style is ideal for this. Why? The style agency Stilbüro Bora.Herke.Palmisano explains and gives tips for a trend-oriented implementation.
What is the future of retail? Four experts provide answers at the online event "Future Retail" on 7 July 2022
Until the three leading consumer-goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld take place from 3/4 to 7 February 2023, industry experts will regularly take a look at current topics in online events. On 7 July 2022, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., everything will revolve around "Future Retail" and thus the future topics of metaverse, sustainability and omnichannel. Retailers and manufacturers should definitely make a note of this date and register now free of charge - for fresh business impulses at first hand.
Christmasworld 2023 on course for success
Good prospects for Christmasworld 2023: Following the expiry of the early-booking discount, the response from exhibiting companies at the leading international trade fair for seasonal and festive decoration has been so overwhelming that the planned layout of the exhibition grounds is being optimised. The companies also welcome the fact that the fair is being held in parallel with Ambiente for the first time, which opens up additional business potential.
Refreshingly discreet into the spring season with "hearted + minimal”
Christmasworld Trends 22+ under the motto "Facing forward" provide retailers with orientation for individual assortment compilation and window dressing for the festive season. For Easter, the focus is on the "hearted + minimal" style world. The style agency stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano gives tips for a trend-oriented implementation in the shop.
Strong synergy, high efficiency, maximum inspiration: The new business home of the stationery industry
From 2023, the three leading consumergoods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld will be held simultaneously and thus for the first time at the Frankfurt exhibition centre from 3/4 to 7 February 2023. In order to link relevant market players even more intensively and actively promote business with new customers, the range of paper, office supplies and stationery products will be repositioned within the three leading trade fairs.
Under the motto "Home of Consumer Goods", Messe Frankfurt will offer the world's most innovative and comprehensive range of consumer goods from 2023 onwards
Messe Frankfurt is actively fulfilling its mission to promote the economy by creating new platforms for the global consumer goods industry. As a first step, starting in February 2023, the three leading consumer goods trade fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld, and Creativeworld will be held simultaneously for the first time at the Frankfurt exhibition center from 3/4 to 7 February 2023. Under the new motto "Home of Consumer Goods," the redesigned offering will provide a unique, comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions and actively leverage synergy effects for exhibitors, visitors and the media. In a second step, the Global Sourcing section of the three leading trade fairs will be merged into a joint offering and marketed internationally. This strategic development step will be supplemented by a new, regionally based Design & Lifestyle offering in Frankfurt in the second half of the year.
Frankfurt consumer goods fairs in January and February 2022 to be cancelled
In view of the exponential worsening of the pandemic situation worldwide and the accompanying tightened travel and contact regulations, the consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld are cancelled for January 2022 and Ambiente for mid-February 2022. The regionally-oriented trade fair Nordstil from 15 to 17 January 2022 in Hamburg will take place at the present time.
Christmasworld 2022: Special Interest Sustainability award for 14 exhibitors
Christmasworld 2022 is introducing the Special Interest Sustainability for the first time with a curated selection. An independent jury of international experts has now decided on the exhibitors' submissions. The result is 14 exemplary products from sustainability-oriented companies.
Facing Forward: Christmasworld and Paperworld Trends 2022+ open up new design possibilities
"Facing Forward" - this is the motto of the Christmasworld and Paperworld Trends 2022+. The three joint trend statements "hearted+minimal", "mystic+originate" and "local+vital" show the relevant themes, colours, materials, inspirations and styles for 2022+. They provide the international decoration and stationery trade with orientation for individual assortment compilation. A new feature is a broader colour spectrum per trend - for even easier colour combinations in the presentation of goods.
Focus on sustainability: New program at the Frankfurt consumer goods fairs
The fact that products are aesthetically pleasing and trendy alone is no longer enough for an increasing number of consumers today. Sustainability, with all its facets, is now a core global social and economic issue with enormous reach and significance - this is evident both at Messe Frankfurt's consumer goods trade fairs and in the actions of the company itself.
Tips from Eva Olbrich for the high-turnover Christmas season
Since July 2021, Eva Olbrich has also taken over the management of Creativeworld, trade fair for the international hobby, craft and artists' supplies sector, in addition to Christmasworld, the international trade fair for seasonal and festive decoration. She is thus responsible for two strong product worlds that are also moving closer together in the trade. In this interview, she shares her expertise for the preparations for the strongest-selling and most emotional time of the year.
Messe Frankfurt reorganises consumer goods sector
After Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger took over as Vice Presidents of Consumer Goods Fairs at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition on 01 June 2021, they are now setting up their team with an eye to the future. Further personnel changes at management level will come into effect on 01 July 2021.
Christmasworld 2020 fulfils “coming home for business” promise across the board
The Frankfurt consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld launched the new business season with relevant industry topics. 3,051 exhibitors from 74 countries presented their new products for decoration, festive décor, paper, office supplies and stationery, as well as hobby, crafts and artists' requisites to the national and international trade.