Digital Academy for manufacturers and trade successfully launched with sustainability as the opening theme
The new Digital Academy of the three consumer goods fairs under the umbrella of Messe Frankfurt celebrated its premiere yesterday: the kick-off of the new digital event series was dedicated to the theme of sustainability. Futurologist Anabel Ternès von Hattburg and communications expert Cornelia Kunze examined sustainability as a success factor for manufacturers and retailers from different perspectives.
Launch of the Digital Academy: New series of online events for manufacturers and retailers kicks off with topic of sustainability
Episode 1 on 24 May, 10:00 - 10:55 a.m.: Successfully Sustainable - Sustainably Successful: Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage
Outlook on growth areas and highlights for 2024
The leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld were held together for the first time at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre in February 2023. Under the motto "Home of Consumer Goods", the trade fair trio redefined the most important and biggest networking platform and formed the hub for the global consumer goods sector. In a short pit stop, Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger answer questions and reveal what is planned for 2024 and what innovations exhibitors and visitors can already look forward to.
Creativeworld exhibitors support little artists from the Rhine-Main region
This year, 87 exhibitors at Creativeworld donated high-quality painting utensils and handicraft accessories to the Frankfurt Children's Office. The donations in kind include everything a young artist's heart desires, from canvases and stationery to brushes, paints and pens, modelling clay, stamps and stickers. Today, Eva Olbrich, Show Director of Creativeworld, and her team handed over the donations. This year, around 4,500 children in more than 50 children's institutions and youth centres in the Rhine-Main region will benefit from the goods.
Sustainability as the theme of the future at Creativeworld
The subject of sustainability is gaining ground in the DIY community: This was impressively shown at this year's Creativeworld, which was held in Frankfurt am Main from February 4 to 7. On the opening day, the leading international trade fair for hobby, craft and artists' supplies awarded its "Industry Oscar" for innovative new products. Eleven of the 54 entries for the Creative Impulse Award were in the category "Sustainable Product of the Year". Sustainability in the holistic sense is also the focus of Creativeworld's new Special Interest Ethical Style: The leading trade fair brings together companies and their products and collections that are sustainable on the market.
Spot on handicraft! Creativeworld experiences joyful rush and reunites creatives from all over the world in Frankfurt
Creativity knows no boundaries – this was proven by the consumer goods fair Creativeworld, which presented the latest trends and DIY inspirations at the global industry meeting place at the Frankfurt exhibition centre from 4 to 7 February. There, the world's most important trade fair for the international hobby, craft and artists' supplies sector was held simultaneously with the consumer goods fairs Ambiente and Christmasworld for the first time. On 17,649 gross square metres, it invited 8,840 trade visitors in an exuberant atmosphere to order, to network and to get creative.
Sensational comeback: Frankfurt consumer goods fairs set international benchmark
The leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld have joined forces for the first time from February 3-4 to 7, 2023, to inspire as the global hub for upcoming lifestyle trends. They reflect the increasing merging of lifestyles and focus on the top theme of sustainability. 4,561 exhibitors occupied the entire Frankfurt exhibition center on 352,950 gross square meters and impressed 154,000 retailers from all over the world with their innovations. Participants from more than 170 nations celebrated the personal encounter.
And the Creative Impulse Award goes to...
Just about a month before the Oscars in Hollywood, Creativeworld honors the most innovative new products with the Oscar of the hobby, craft and artists' supplies sector. The Creative Impulse Award was presented today on the opening day of the leading international trade fair. The crowds at the ceremony were huge and the excitement about who will win an award in one of the five categories was palpable.
Discovering highlights: Consumer goods fairs offer new impulses, sustainable trends and new solutions
In three days, the one-stop-shop for the global consumer goods sector – comprising the three leading trade fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld (3 to 7 February) and Creativeworld (4 to 7 February) – will get underway. The framework programme demonstrates in many facets which factors count in the consumer goods market and offers fair visitors an exclusive look at consumer trends and the latest designs. Numerous new products, trends and exciting special presentations promise a unique trade fair experience. Here are five highlights that visitors should not miss.
The consumer goods world is back in Frankfurt: Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld fully booked – overwhelming demand from abroad
The leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld will be the global hub in Frankfurt from 3/4 to 7 February. The best conditions for success: 4,561 exhibitors occupy on 352,950 gross square metres the entire exhibition centre. Participants from 160 nations looking forward to the latest innovations and trends from all over the world.
Creativeworld 2023: Experience the creative trends
Creativity knows no limits. But how do retailers find just the right thing for their assortment in their shop among the sheer endless range of creative techniques and materials? The design team from the trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano has summarised the most important and hottest trends in the DIY sector for Creativeworld, 4 to 7 February 2023 in Frankfurt am Main. In the Trend Area in Hall 1.2 B61, this selection will be presented exclusively and brought to life on site with materials from the exhibitors.
Ethical Style Spots: Meta trend sustainability offers valuable impulses for the point-of-sale
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important theme at the Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld consumer goods fairs. With the Ethical Style Special Interest and four Ethical Style Spots on the exhibition grounds, exhibitors have the opportunity to present their particularly environmentally friendly, ethically produced and sustainable products to the trade fair public.
Perfect digital supplement to the trade fair experience on site - with guided tours, live keynotes and trend presentations
Whether digital product presentation, networking with other participants or streaming of events: the online platform Digital Extension creates an unique trade fair experience virtually. The three leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld from 3/4 to 7 February 2023 thus offer the ideal mix of live and digital.
Creative Impulse Award jury meeting: The tension is rising
The eagerly awaited Creative Impulse Awards jury meeting takes place today. The seven industry experts will test the more than 50 products submitted and name the top three winners in the six categories.
Pre-events with top speakers kick off the "Digital Extension" of the three consumer goods fairs
The three leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld soon invite visitors to a very special live trade fair experience. The online platform Digital Extension, which is available to all participants for smart and efficient matchmaking even before the events, will provide a complementary virtual exchange: Three pre-events of 45 minutes each offer valuable industry knowledge with top speakers such as Ken Hughes, Theresa Schleicher and Sanjay Sauldie and familiarise participants with the platform.
Creative Academy – Great Stage of Creativity
You see a long line in Hall 1.1 at Creativeworld and wonder what people are waiting for? Well, for the next workshop at the Creative Academy, of course! The 40 seats in the Academy area are much sought-after. This is where trade visitors can experience and learn the latest creative techniques, materials and products from national and international Creativeworld exhibitors.
Creativeworld Trends 2023: Spot on Handicraft
The creative year 2023 will be far-sighted, spontaneous, carefree and above all colourful! The growing awareness that sustainability permeates all areas of daily life has arrived in the national and international DIY community. This is clearly reflected in the Creativeworld Trends 2023, which summarise the variety of the latest creative products, materials and techniques in three themes and provide inspiration and ideas for all areas of the hobby, craft and artists' supplies sector.
Sustainability in focus: "Ethical Style" with new spots on site at Frankfurt’s consumer goods fairs
The various facets of sustainability are the focus of the Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld consumer-goods fairs. This is achieved both with the Ethical Style programme, in which Christmasworld and Creativeworld exhibitors can now also participate, and with spots on the exhibition grounds, which put the spotlight on sustainable products in all their diversity.
Heading into the future with Messe Frankfurt: The consumer goods world is back in Frankfurt
Personal exchange is currently more important than ever. Because the still challenging economic and political conditions, the accelerated change in social values and advancing digitalisation require new solutions and innovative approaches for the global consumer goods industry. That is why Messe Frankfurt is taking an offensive into the future with new ways and creative approaches. Networking, inspiration and ordering will become even more efficient, intensive and smarter at the three leading international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld in 2023. 4,700 exhibitors have announced their participation and together they will ensure the world's biggest trade fair platform of its kind.
Pure creative innovation - at the Creative Impulse Award 2023 at Creativeworld
The Oscar of the creative sector will be starting a new round at Creativeworld 2023. Together with a new partner, the publishing house Chmielorz and its trade magazine “Cutes & Friends”, Messe Frankfurt is offering the coveted award again after a two-year break. Do you have a great innovation in your range? Then apply by 12 December 2022.
Sustainability meets design: Best practice examples, "cooking show" and material studies inspired at the online event
As part of the online event series for the international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld, Messe Frankfurt hosted three renowned expert speakers digitally. They presented the various aspects of sustainability in their varied lectures. At the online event Sustainability meets Design, the focus was of course also on the relationship to design, underpinned by current examples. The topic was enthusiastic: over 1,400 interested people from more than 80 countries registered and were able to take away valuable ideas.
Online Event "Sustainability meets Design": The new beautiful is sustainable
The international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld have their own focus on design. Add to this the aspect of sustainability and the result is a forward-looking mix. Before the three leading trade fairs open their doors in Frankfurt am Main on 3/4 February 2023, free Online Events will ensure that you already have your finger on the pulse. Under the motto "Sustainability meets Design", three internationally renowned experts will report on current developments and trends in sustainability and design on 31 August.
New series on Conzoom Solutions: On your marks. Ready. Christmas!
A new series with expert tips for a profitable Christmas will start in August - both for online business and for the appealing design of shop windows and retail spaces. Trend expert Gabriela Kaiser and e-commerce specialist Peter Höschl guide retailers through the Christmas countdown.
Creative range at Creativeworld grows
Creativeworld, the leading international trade fair for hobby, craft and artists' requisites, offers the global creative sector the ideal platform for personal exchange and a comprehensive overview of products. For the coming event from 4 to 7 February 2023, the range will be extended to include creative writing utensils. Renowned manufacturers have already decided to take part in Creativeworld.
Future Retail: Online event looks into the future of retail and gives valuable impulses for onsite and online business
What does the future look like for retail and what challenges do we face in order to keep delighting customers - onsite and online? As part of the online event series for the international consumer goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld, Messe Frankfurt invited four renowned experts to answer these and other questions at the Future Retail online event. The great interest in this online event confirms that numerous retailers are looking for new impulses: over 300 people from 40 countries registered and were able to take away valuable ideas, look into the future, and learn about exciting study results.
What is the future of retail? Four experts provide answers at the online event "Future Retail" on 7 July 2022
Until the three leading consumer-goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld take place from 3/4 to 7 February 2023, industry experts will regularly take a look at current topics in online events. On 7 July 2022, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., everything will revolve around "Future Retail" and thus the future topics of metaverse, sustainability and omnichannel. Retailers and manufacturers should definitely make a note of this date and register now free of charge - for fresh business impulses at first hand.
Creativeworld 2023: High demand and great encouragement from the industry
After an enforced break of two years, the hobby, handicrafts and artists' requisites sector is showing great interest in its leading international trade fair. It is looking forward with anticipation and confidence to the consumer-goods event in spring 2023. Planning for Creativeworld, which will take place for the first time from 4 to 7 February 2023, has started with a high number of registrations. Many things are new: the move to Hall 1, the expansion of the product portfolio and the synergies with the world's leading trade fairs Ambiente and Christmasworld.
Strong synergy, high efficiency, maximum inspiration: The new business home of the stationery industry
From 2023, the three leading consumergoods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld will be held simultaneously and thus for the first time at the Frankfurt exhibition centre from 3/4 to 7 February 2023. In order to link relevant market players even more intensively and actively promote business with new customers, the range of paper, office supplies and stationery products will be repositioned within the three leading trade fairs.
Under the motto "Home of Consumer Goods", Messe Frankfurt will offer the world's most innovative and comprehensive range of consumer goods from 2023 onwards
Messe Frankfurt is actively fulfilling its mission to promote the economy by creating new platforms for the global consumer goods industry. As a first step, starting in February 2023, the three leading consumer goods trade fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld, and Creativeworld will be held simultaneously for the first time at the Frankfurt exhibition center from 3/4 to 7 February 2023. Under the new motto "Home of Consumer Goods," the redesigned offering will provide a unique, comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions and actively leverage synergy effects for exhibitors, visitors and the media. In a second step, the Global Sourcing section of the three leading trade fairs will be merged into a joint offering and marketed internationally. This strategic development step will be supplemented by a new, regionally based Design & Lifestyle offering in Frankfurt in the second half of the year.
Frankfurt consumer goods fairs in January and February 2022 to be cancelled
In view of the exponential worsening of the pandemic situation worldwide and the accompanying tightened travel and contact regulations, the consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld are cancelled for January 2022 and Ambiente for mid-February 2022. The regionally-oriented trade fair Nordstil from 15 to 17 January 2022 in Hamburg will take place at the present time.
Creativeworld focuses more on sustainability
Creativeworld, the international trade fair for hobby, handicrafts and artists' requisites, is focusing more on the subject of sustainability. With the introduction of the Special Interest Sustainability, Creativeworld is setting the course for more environmentally conscious action. This also includes social commitment, which has been practiced for more than ten years in cooperation with the Frankfurt Children's Office. Here, Creativeworld exhibitors are called upon to donate their creative materials after the fair.
Creativeworld Trends: Long live Handicraft
With their creative themes, the Creativeworld Trends appeal specifically to the active DIY community, whose focus is on the resource-saving use of materials and products. Existing things are used and embellished to create new things and new materials. Above all, the focus is on handicraft, as the title for the 2022/23 season gets to the point: Manual Movement.
Focus on sustainability: New program at the Frankfurt consumer goods fairs
The fact that products are aesthetically pleasing and trendy alone is no longer enough for an increasing number of consumers today. Sustainability, with all its facets, is now a core global social and economic issue with enormous reach and significance - this is evident both at Messe Frankfurt's consumer goods trade fairs and in the actions of the company itself.
Tips from Eva Olbrich for the high-turnover Christmas season
Since July 2021, Eva Olbrich has also taken over the management of Creativeworld, trade fair for the international hobby, craft and artists' supplies sector, in addition to Christmasworld, the international trade fair for seasonal and festive decoration. She is thus responsible for two strong product worlds that are also moving closer together in the trade. In this interview, she shares her expertise for the preparations for the strongest-selling and most emotional time of the year.
Messe Frankfurt reorganises consumer goods sector
After Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger took over as Vice Presidents of Consumer Goods Fairs at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition on 01 June 2021, they are now setting up their team with an eye to the future. Further personnel changes at management level will come into effect on 01 July 2021.
Frankfurt trade fair trio makes for an optimistic outlook
The Frankfurt consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld have started the new business season with relevant industry topics. 3,051 exhibitors from 74 countries presented their new products for decoration, festive décor, paper, office supplies, and stationery, as well as hobby, crafts and artists' requisites to the national and international trade.