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PERFORMANCE DAYS: new formats and footwear area

The trade fair for sustainable sourcing of functional fabrics and accessories concluded its winter edition last 5 October in Munich with good results, introducing a new area dedicated to footwear and integrated into the Footwear Forum.

Materials Sustainability

December 2023

The winter edition of PERFORMANCE DAYS, which took place for the first time in a larger space at the Messe München fairgrounds, ended on Oct. 5, 2023, with 2,625 visitors and 436 exhibitors from 34 countries in attendance.

Operators showed appreciation for the new features that made the event more comprehensive and easy to visit, starting with the new look and the recently integrated footwear area with its own Footwear Forum, which provided information on innovations and ‘hot’ topics in the industry.

“The introduction of the new footwear area has been very well received by both exhibitors and visitors. It perfectly complements the existing apparel offering, and some apparel exhibitors have even joined the footwear area, creating a positive synergy. A solution that simplifies the search for materials, components and suppliers for footwear designers and product managers, and which no other trade fair currently offers. The Footwear Forum has, in addition, received exceptionally positive feedback, praised as informative, innovative and inspiring.”

Nina Conrad, sustainability consultant in the textile/leather industry and the new Footwear Area

The fair’s versatile formats, such as the separate Sustainability Lounge and Innovation Forum, were also particularly well received. “I can only emphasize once again how important it is to create more and more close collaboration on the topic of sustainability within the industry,” said Anna Rodewald of GreenroomVoice and co-chair of the dedicated sustainability space, “and the Sustainability Lounge created the perfect context to foster this collaboration.

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