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.
Messe Frankfurt cancels Tendence 2021
Due to the ongoing regulations to contain the Corona pandemic and the resulting ban on events and trade fairs, Tendence will not take place in 2021 for the second time in a row. Messe Frankfurt's online platforms in the consumer goods sector, Conzoom Solutions and Nextrade, offer national and international retailers alternatives for inspiration, trend information, ordering or assortment design as well as help for self-help in these challenging times until next spring.
Nordstil takes place in September 2020; Tendence follows in summer 2021
Green light given by the authorities of Hamburg: Nordstil will be held from 5 to 7 September 2020 in Hamburg. In Germany, the first order date for the consumer goods industry since the outbreak of the pandemic is thus set. Due to Corona, the popular order platform will take place without special presentations and complementary programmes this year. Tendence will be held in the summer of 2021, in the temporal proximity of the first Frankfurt Fashion Week. The Frankfurt Fashion Week will celebrate its premiere next year when the fashion fairs move from Berlin to Frankfurt.
Tendence 2020 cancelled
In response to the worsening situation concerning the coronavirus pandemic and in view of the current challenges facing German and European retailers, Tendence 2020 has been cancelled. This means that Nordstil in Hamburg, from 25 to 27 July 2020, will be the first opportunity for pre-order suppliers for spring and summer 2021, as there will be no other order trade fairs for these product lines this year.
Bettina Bär is back as head of Tendence
After her parenting leave, Bettina Bär has now been back as head of Tendence since early September. Susanne Schlimgen, who stood in for her in 2018/19, will be coordinating cooperation with numerous retailers’ associations as well as the lifestyle conference Pioneers of Lifestyle on the last day of Tendence. She will also support the ongoing strategic development of Tendence and Nordstil and will continue to be closely associated with both events.
Tendence 2019: Summer heat and cool trends
Clearly structured by trading forms, lifestyles and target groups, Tendence 2019 focused even more closely on the needs of customers. For three days, 603 exhibitors presented their fashionable lifestyle and trend products. The trade fair’s new, modified concept, numerous events and live presentations contributed to the positive mood among exhibitors and visitors. Despite the summer heatwave, the wide range of products on show were enthusiastically received by the 15,000 trade visitors  – putting them in a buying mood and encouraging them to place orders and make contacts.
Over 60,000 articles: Messe Frankfurt and nmedia launch Nextrade
Any place, any system: Nextrade – the digital ordering platform – celebrates the go-live of its pilot version at the opening of Tendence 2019. Over 40 suppliers with more than 60,000 articles have already set up their B2B shops on the platform.
Conzoom Solutions – The platform for retailers
From high street retailers to online shops and multichannel providers – everyone in the retail sector has to deal with the challenges of the fast-changing consumer goods market. To be successful, retailers need to find innovative ways to build connections between the real and virtual worlds. Conzoom Solutions offers stimulating ideas and suggestions for presenting your business more effectively – and answers urgent questions affecting the retail sector.