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Jennifer Marks

One last look at Heimtextil: I stand corrected

January 29, 2008

The numbers from Heimtextil 2008 have arrived, and they show that the number of visitors climbed to 86,378 — that’s up 554 heads from 2007.

My first reaction: yeah, right. But a representative from Messe Frankfurt noted that the numbers are audited by AUMA, a division of the German federal government that strictly certifies stats for all that large trade fair venues, or messes. 

U.S. attendance was off by about 5%. Big growth came in attendance from Arab countries. The contract area is apparently also pulling a lot of traffic.

I’ve been promised a list of attending retailers. When once arrives, I’ll add it here.