Opportunity for a grand presentation. Apply for the promotional programme Talents by 19 March 2020.
It’s one thing designing creative and contemporary products – but it’s another to present them at a large trade fair. The promotional programme Talents is Messe Frankfurt’s way of supporting creative designers and young studios in design, artisan crafts, jewellery and fashion accessories as they take their first steps onto an international platform. The next opportunity to take part will be in the summer, at Tendence (27 to 30 June 2020). Applications can be sent in any time between now and 19 March 2020.
Tendence 2020: Lifestyle trends and worlds of inspiration for the perfect compilation of a product range
Buyers at Tendence in Frankfurt can look forward to unusual ideas and lifestyle and trend products – all related to interior design, gifts and home accessories. For four days, Tendence will be offering a vast array of incentives and worlds of inspiration to meet the needs of customers – all arranged by retail channel, lifestyle and target group. The line-up will range from individual product displays to innovative product lines for customers’ own shops. But Tendence will also focus on the pre-order business, presenting the latest trends for spring and summer 2021, both for major distributors and specialist chain stores. So there are plenty of good reasons to travel to Frankfurt from 27 to 30 June 2020.
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 2020: new dates and extended to four days
Just a few weeks after Tendence 2019, preparations for the next edition of the trade fair have already started. The hall concepts Style City, Moment Market, Design City and Sunshine State met with a positive response and will continue next year. However, adjustments have been made concerning the number of days and the dates of Tendence 2020.
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.
Philipp Ferger appointed Managing Director of nmedia GmbH
Messe Frankfurt has acquired a stake in nmedia GmbH, the European market leader in the field of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), with which it is setting up the Group’s “Nextrade” digital B2B marketplace. Philipp Ferger has been appointed second Managing Director of nmedia GmbH effective 1 June 2019 and will share management responsibilities with Nicolaus Gedat.