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Original, skilful, different: invitation to apply for the promotional programme Talents by March 28

Dec 12, 2018

The future is shaped by talents. This is why creative ideas, new products and innovative designs are continually in demand. For 2019 Tendence is inviting all up-and-coming designers, artisans and jewellery creators to apply for the Talents area of the trade fair. The programme is open to everyone who is not yet established commercially within the industry.

The Talents area at Tendence
The Talents area at Tendence

The promotional programme Talents at Tendence provides free exhibition stands for especially creative, highly skilful and innovative young designers working in handicrafts, design and jewellery. From 29 June to 1 July 2019, anyone who has been accepted on the scheme will be able to present their work at the trade fair and to build important contacts with trade and industry. For many young talents, this is a good opportunity to start a business on the design and consumer goods scene and to network with influential leads.

One of the Talents areas, Modern Crafts & Jewellery, can be found in the Design City. Selected talents will be presenting themselves directly next to the exhibition Form 2019. They will be demonstrating award-winning contemporary products in the field of tension between handicrafts and design.

Artisans and designers are welcome to submit their applications – with unique items or prototypes – by 28 March 2019:

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Ms. Emine Disli
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 7575 6915

The application form can also be downloaded from

Tendence will be held from 29 June to 1 July 2019.

On the web

Further details and images in print quality can be found at



Tendence (29 June to 1 July 2019) is a consumer goods trade fair for home, furnishing, decorating, gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories, feelgood products, kitchen design and home textiles. Special shows and a wide-ranging complementary programme of events are multi-faceted sources of sales-boosting stimuli for retailers. Tendence is the new-products platform for the presentation of winter and Christmas trends. At the same time, it will be a good opportunity for anyone wanting to place orders in good time for their spring and summer collections.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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*preliminary figures 2018

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