FRANKFURT, Germany — Messe Frankfurt, organizer of Texcare International 2021, today announced that the event, scheduled to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, in late November, will not take place this year due to pandemic concerns and exhibitor cancellations.
Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo, a separate exhibition to be staged in China, was earlier delayed from September to Dec. 22-24.
In a statement, Messe Frankfurt reported that several leading suppliers of drycleaning and laundry technology used the free cancellation deadline offered by Messe Frankfurt to opt out of the Texcare International show, citing the ongoing challenges posed by the global coronavirus pandemic. In light of this, the Texcare International Advisory Council voted to cancel the event because its success could no longer be guaranteed.
Messe Frankfurt offered exhibitors the option to cancel their participation free of charge up until Sept. 3. Because the pandemic looked to be increasingly under control thanks to vaccination, around 200 companies had registered for the event. Because of uncertainties that have arisen in recent weeks, however, many companies decided to cancel their participation because of the uncertain future of travel and other pandemic-related concerns.
“Together with our partners, we worked untiringly to stage the Texcare International for the textile-care sector in the autumn,” says Kerstin Horaczek, vice president technology shows at Messe Frankfurt. “However, a leading international trade fair with a significantly reduced spectrum on show would not do justice to participants’ expectations of the fair as the most important meeting place and innovation hub for the sector. Therefore, we have decided to accept the vote of the Advisory Council and cancel Texcare International 2021. We are extremely sorry about this. At the same time, we are grateful for the ongoing, high level of commitment demonstrated by the sector for their most important trade fair.”