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PERFORMANCE DAYS celebrates a great edition

With around 3,000 trade visitors from all over the world, the Munich trade fair closed its doors on 21 March under the banner of innovation and sustainability.

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April 2024

PERFORMANCE DAYS celebrates a great edition

The trade fair for sustainable sourcing of textiles and functional accessories, which took place on 20 and 21 March at the Munich Exhibition Centre, ended with great success. Almost 440 exhibitors from various countries were present, offering the approximately 3,000 trade visitors a wide range of innovative products and solutions. The number of visitors exceeded all expectations, reaching a new record, and making PERFORMANCE DAYS 2024 one of the most significant events in the industry.

“We are thrilled with the positive response and lively interest in this year’s PERFORMANCE DAYS trade fair,” commented CEO Marco Weichert. “The record turnout is proof of the relevance and importance of this fair for the entire textile industry. We are proud to provide a platform that drives innovation and shapes the future of textile design.”

The two new platforms were very successful: the Reality Zone, with workshops where new solutions and approaches were discussed in collaboration with Accelerating Circularity, the New York-based non-profit organisation that acts as a catalyst for new circular supply chains and business models to convert used textiles into common raw materials. Technology Hub, a space for the exchange of innovative technologies and tools that support sustainable processes.

With regard to footwear specifically, the Footwear Area and the dedicated Forum were the protagonists: ‘The atmosphere in the Footwear Area was simply wonderful,’ commented Nina Conrad, co-initiator of the Area. It was great to see the conversations between exhibitors and the collaborations that were fostered. The results of this collaboration were also evident in the forum, which attracted a large audience thanks to the 3D-printed shoe we presented.”

Positive feedback also for the Expert Talks programme, with the focus topic ‘Beyond Bottles – the Future of Polyester’ on a highly topical subject, as well as for the Sustainability Lounge, which followed the principle of learning, participation, exchange and networking. “Sustainability only works as a team: mutual exchange and learning are essential,” commented organiser Anna Rodewald of GreenroomVoice. The two days showed once again how important it is for the industry to join forces, look ahead, pursue a common goal and initiate new projects together’.

All that remains is to look forward to the next edition of the PERFORMANCE DAYS, which will take place on 23 and 24 October 2024 in Munich at Messe München in Halls A1 and A2.

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