27/10/2020 – Corona: Fair as online event replaces exhibition halls in Munich! — auf Deutsch lesen
Performance Days as digital fair
The Performance Days trade fair will take place in December 2020 exclusively as an online event and therefore not on the Munich exhibition grounds.
- Many Performance Days visitors, as well as exhibitors, have already announced that travelling to Munich in December would be simply impossible for them.
- Due to the increasing number of infections, further international travel bans and company-internal travel restrictions are now threatening.
- As a result, the December 2020 edition of Performance Days will unfortunately not take place at the Messe München.
On the planned dates of December 09–10, both approved and advanced new tools will go online. Already back in April 2020, Performance Days launched its Digital Fair with various solutions, such as the online sourcing of materials, which can be ordered to the (home) office, as well as digitalised trends and colors.
Fair founder and owner Marco Weichert:
“We’ve done our homework. We were not only one of the first organisers to launch a digital textile fair with our fair in April – but have managed to further develop and optimise the concept and functions.”
The future will see many exciting and useful functions made available to the industry during the two days of the fair, and in part, beyond that.
More digitalised fabrics and accessories
Inspiration for the winter season! In search of the best materials, the Performance Forum Jury will again convene for the December 2020 Forum and curate the most innovative and sustainable fabrics and ingredients. But even more choice awaits digital Performance Days visitors! In addition to the curated Jury selections, exhibitors will present their latest collections in the Performance Days marketplace. Consequently, the curated selection of fabrics and accessories is extended by company highlights with holistic concepts in terms of materials, trends and innovations.
Higher levels of qualified matchmaking Support in sourcing is also provided
When logging in to the Digital Fair, visitors can enter their interests, enabling Performance Days targeted matchmaking functions with corresponding suggestions for exhibitors/suppliers. And without any external help, matchmaking is optimised thanks to the favourites function in the designated login area.
More dialogue with suppliers
Performance Days also brings to life new call, chat and video chat functions, which enable digital visitors to enter into dialogue with exhibitors. These complement the digital collections with technical data sheets and video presentations, which now allow for questions to be discussed directly online from Asia to Europe and to America. This simplifies the work of designers and buyers, as well as that of suppliers and digital exhibitors. This feature will be available during the two days of the trade fair on December 09–10, and for another 14 days thereafter.
The Focus Topic is displayed online in detail as usual. Under the theme, “Nothing to Waste – Closing the Loop”, the trade fair takes a closer look at the status quo of the textile circular economy, with resulting recommendations for action as inspiration for own (further) developments. The Performance Forum will showcase a selection of relating fabrics and accessories.
Thanks to Expert Talks on industry-relevant topics such as fabric and color trends on both days of the fair, visitors can further their knowledge and participate in current discussions. Exact program details on these topics are currently in progress and will follow in the upcoming weeks.
Dates of the events according to the current status:
14–15 April 2021, Portland, OR
28–29 April 2021, Munich
19–20 July 2021, New York