FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — Organizer Messe Frankfurt reports that it has shifted the dates of Texcare International 2024 after conducting a detailed exhibitor and visitor survey.
The international trade fair for laundry, dry cleaning and textile services will take place Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 6-9, 2024.
The event was originally scheduled for Nov. 9-13, Saturday through Wednesday.
"For us as organizers, it is important to have our ears to the pulse of the industry and the people Texcare serves,” says Kerstin Horaczek, vice president technology shows, Messe Frankfurt.
The result of the survey was a clear vote for a change in the sequence of days, a heavy program on four trade fair days with a majority preference for an autumn date and more opportunities for learning and networking.
“The talks with the industry have once again shown how important it is for them to exchange ideas with each other,” Horaczek continues.
“We are pleased to be able to respond to the changing needs of the participants with the new timeframe and to be able to show them.”
The participants were also asked about the current challenges for textile care companies after the pandemic. The automation of work processes as a measure against the shortage of skilled workers, increasing efficiency and quality and securing energy supplies emerged as the most important topics for visitors. The reduction of emissions was also rated as relevant.
The topics mentioned illustrate the influence of the global political situation on the textile care industry: high energy costs, supply shortages, the war in Ukraine and the advancing climate change represent challenges that require new solutions.
“It is in close cooperation that we successfully continue to develop the event,” says Horaczek. “Needless to say, this also applies to the content that will now follow."
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