To ensure that its events can resume safely, Messe Frankfurt has developed a concept that incorporates detailed hygienic, medical and organisational measures
. Hygiene, social distancing and a supply of fresh air are important factors in the concept, which has been approved by the relevant authorities in the state of Hessen. It will also be implemented at the upcoming international trade fair for home and contract textiles Heimtextil on January 12-15, 2021.
„There is a huge desire to meet face to face. The need to exchange information about new products and trend and market developments is there and also the wish to give business activities a boost after the restart. We can feel the great confidence that our exhibitors have in us to offer the industry a safe trading platform with good prospects of success and we will do everything in our power to achieve this,“ said Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.
Distancing is the most important aspect of the protection and hygiene concept and the resulting new planning of the halls and stands: in line with current requirements, the stands have a minimum size of 18 m² in order to maintain 1.5 m distances between exhibitors and visitors. Some aisles between the stands will also be widened considerably. 5 m wide boulevards enable people to walk past each other in both directions. Narrower aisles of 3 m can be safely used as a one-way system.