As the first event of the year Heimtextil starts the ball rolling for the upcoming year. The leading trade fair for home and contract textiles takes place from 10 to 13 January 2017 in Frankfurt am Main and brings together the whole industry in one location: everyone will be there, from market leaders and medium-sized companies to industry newcomers. Planning your journey to and from the trade fair, booking hotels, finding the right exhibitors and their latest offerings on site quickly – effective preparation in advance of the trade fair is critical for successful business. Messe Frankfurt therefore offers visitors to Heimtextil a range of helpful services that make the advance preparation easier.
Online ticketing – save money and avoid waiting times
Online ticketing at Heimtextil offers a number of advantages at once. Visitors to Heimtextil will be able to buy their entry ticket from the online ticket shop at the cheaper advance purchase price. The day ticket costs EUR 30 instead of EUR 42 and the season ticket costs EUR 54 instead of EUR 80. Visitors in possession of a voucher can redeem their voucher very easily from home by going online, thus saving themselves a wait at the tills. Convenient: if you purchase your entry ticket online, or redeem your voucher online, this can also be used as your travel ticket on all train services operated by the Rhein-Main transport authority (RMV) in and around Frankfurt.
Keep your finger on the pulse with the Heimtextil app
The free ‘Heimtextil Navigator’ app is the orientation guide for visitors to Heimtextil. It is ideally suited to facilitating preparation prior to visiting the trade fair. It contains an exhibitor search function, a watch list integrated into the floor plan, as well as optimised event features. In addition to these features, the app also collates news from the Heimtextil social media accounts, new articles from the trade fair blog and the latest press releases. The new version of the app can be downloaded from the Apple app store and Google Play store. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi provided during Heimtextil, which can be utilised over the entire trade fair site.
Travelling to and from Heimtextil – quickly and easily
Whether travelling by train, car or plane, thanks to the central location of the trade fair site in Frankfurt and at the heart of Europe it takes no time at all for visitors to reach Heimtextil. On the trade fair site the free shuttle bus will transport you efficiently to the halls of your choice. The world comes to visit Frankfurt: from a modest guest house to a suite in a luxury hotel, there is accommodation here to suit everyone’s requirements. In total there are 5,000 beds located within a maximum of 15 minutes’ walk from the trade fair. The Messe Frankfurt Hotel Guide lists over 180 hotels in Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main region that are looking forward to welcoming you. You can access the Hotel Guide at www.hotelguide-frankfurt.com.
Arriving by train
Take the train to Heimtextil and travel both affordably and ‘green’: in collaboration with Deutsche Bahn, we are offering you preferential rates for your journey to Frankfurt for Heimtextil. Whether you choose the full package comprising a train ticket, trade fair entry and catalogue; or a discounted train ticket with the DB event ticket, your long-distance DB train journey will be powered by 100% green energy. For those arriving by public transport there are four different local stations in all to choose from.
Arriving by car
For visitors arriving by car, the trade fair’s ‘Rebstock’ multi-storey car park offers a large number of parking spaces. It is also equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles fitted with type 2 connectors. Since there are limited charging spaces available, we would ask you to please contact us on email@example.com in good time.
Please take care when planning your journey, because there may be closures and diversions in place on traffic routes in and around Frankfurt, due to building works around Güterplatz / Europa-Allee. Visitors arriving via the southern or eastern gates are advised to seek the latest up-to-date information on the traffic conditions.
Arriving by aeroplane
The journey from the airport to the trade fair is a short one and best taken via the public transport options on offer. While Heimtextil is on the Messe Frankfurt shuttle bus will be operating every quarter of an hour, offering transport between the bus station in Terminal 1, via Terminal 2, to the trade fair site. The journey takes around 15 minutes. The Lufthansa Group operates special tariffs to Heimtextil: it is offering all visitors and exhibitors reduced-price air tickets at discounts of up to ten per cent off the regular ticket price, as well as other preferential rates. In collaboration with Fraport AG, Messe Frankfurt also offers the ‘Gate to Messe’ service. Sit back and enjoy a chauffeured ride in a Limousine with up to three others, transporting you in style from Frankfurt airport to the trade fair site. Take advantage of our ‘Messe to Gate’ service on your return journey to Frankfurt airport and your departure gate.
Travelling stress-free – baggage services at Heimtextil
Messe Frankfurt offers various different baggage services for both exhibitors and visitors. Focus on what is important: take advantage of your business meetings or, once the trade fair is over, explore the city on a sightseeing tour. We will look after your luggage and you can rely on us to transport it securely to your hotel or to another address. Book this service online or in situ at Heimtextil. For air travellers flying with the Lufthansa-Group there is an additional baggage service available at Heimtextil: offload your luggage at the trade fair site itself – Lufthansa will organise free baggage transport to the airport, including registering your luggage on site. Travel stress-free from the trade fair site to Frankfurt airport and save yourself time on checking in your luggage. Once you arrive at your destination airport you can pick up your luggage again in the usual manner at the baggage reclaim area. It is not necessary to pre-register.
You can find further information and tips for your journey in the arrivals brochure. This can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Heimtextil homepage by navigating to the ‘Arrival and stay’ menu and clicking on the ‘Your arrival’ section.