Texcare 2021: “The PTC Sector Wants Personal Encounters”

From 27 November to 1 December 2021, exhibitors, visitors and representatives of the media will get together at Texcare International in Frankfurt am Main. In a recent interview, Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim, Director of Texcare International, has discussed the current booking status of the leading trade fair, the challenges facing the sector and the yearning for personal encounters.

Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim, Director, Texcare International. Source: Messe Frankfurt

According to Schmid-Wiedersheim, more companies had registered before the end of the early-booking phase than at the same point in time before the postponed Texcare 2020. The most important companies from all textile-care product groups will be making presentations in Frankfurt again. This shows that the PTC sector wants personal encounters and an international exchange of ideas and information.

Regarding the developments related to the pandemic, the Texcare organization is in constant contact with the sector. According to Schmid-Wiedersheim, “We firmly believe that travel and business activities within Europe, as well as with other commercial partners, will be largely possible by the end of November. Despite the extraordinary circumstances, it is important to take a positive view of the future and not just do nothing. Last time, European visitors to Texcare accounted for 80 percent of the total and this has always been so. The number of visitors from further afield will depend primarily on the vaccination situation and, in this case, too, many countries around the world are making good progress on inoculating their citizens. If we take a global view and consider our other textile-care trade fairs, a certain continental focus is to be expected in the immediate future. For example, Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo worked very well for the Chinese market last autumn and this development is very likely to continue with the Clean Show 2022 for the continent of America.”

Speaking of the events within the fair’s program, CINET European Pre-selections for The Global Best Practices Awards are scheduled for the first day of the fair.