Review of Creativeworld 2023, Messe Frankfurt, Germany

Creativeworld is the world’s biggest and most important trade fair for the DIY sector. Key players and newcomers to the sector will meet in Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to present their innovations in the fields of hobbies, arts and crafts, graphic artists’ and artists’ requisites, handiwork, textile design and decorative handicrafts.

Creativeworld Frankfurt was took place throughout Feb 4-7, 2023, held from in parallel with Christmasworld and Ambiente in Frankfurt am Main, thus creating new synergies. The consumer goods market is moving, the expansion and merging of the Global Sourcing section of the three leading trade fairs into a joint offering.

Creativeworld 2023 in Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt is the world’s most important trade fair for the international hobby, craft and artists’ supplies sector and an inspiring treasure chest for the creative community. Every year, the most important manufacturers in the DIY sector come together here to present their exciting products and provide information on the latest topics in the sector.

Exhibitors showcase new products, techniques and materials for decorative handicrafts, graphic arts and artists’ supplies, handicrafts and textile design, graffiti and street art as well as for creative hobbies. The huge variety of products covers the entire range of the DIY sector – from various materials to tools and products for painting, kneading, handicrafts and sewing to quality papers and painting and graphic accessories.

Top decision-makers from the toy trade, DIY, construction, gardening, food, drugstore, floristry, decoration, gifts, as well as industry and crafts are represented at the fair. In addition to the trade fair, the Creativeworld Academy offers a platform for creative exchange. Here, manufacturers present their latest products to a qualified trade audience and can get direct feedback.

As a trend and business platform, the trade fair is the first point of contact in the business year. Creativeworld is the ideal time to place orders for wholesalers, retailers, specialist retailers, DIY stores, garden centres, the internet and mail-order companies. With its varied programme of events, Creativeworld provides new ideas, inspiration and sector know-how.

Creativeworld 2023 in figures Target groups Creativeworld tour with Martina Lammel Creativeworld 365 days a year. Network at any time via the digital features of Creativeworld: the online exhibitor search, the Conzoom Solutions platform for retailers and nmedia.hub, the digital order fair for Home & Living.

Messe Frankfurt 2023
Right at the heart of Germany and Europe and with enviable transport connections, the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds are the ideal venue for trade fairs, conferences, AGMs or product launches. Every year, Frankfurt play host to around 250 events. Messe Frankfurt’s congress and event locations offer you the right venue for congresses and conferences and for concerts, shows and other events.

Trade fairs are a key factor for international business. Now that it is once again possible to meet people face-to-face without any restrictions, trade fairs can be used to full effect. Messe Frankfurt are delighted to be able to welcome participants from all over the world to the events. As an organiser of trade fairs, congresses and other events, Messe Frankfurt take extensive measures to allow the international business community to come together in a safe, secure environment.

As a reliable partner to individual sectors, Messe Frankfurt creates innovative network platforms. Thanks to its extensive global presence and longstanding digital expertise, Messe Frankfurt organised 310 events after the pandemic-related restart in April 2022. The diversity of these events helps to come up with new, clearly defined solutions for the various questions facing business and society today – from artificial intelligence, renewable energy and mobility concepts to new forms of learning, intelligent textiles, personalisation and Smart Cities.

Messe Frankfurt act as an interface between supply and demand and between trends and markets. Messe Frankfurt offers tailor-made trade fair formats worldwide with an international target audience. As a reliable marketing partner, Messe Frankfurt are synonymous with performance, quality and trust. Messe Frankfurt know which future trends are currently of great importance to the customers and have close ties with policymakers, with social institutions of every hue and, above all, with the sectors represented at trade fairs.

Both as everyday utensils and design objects, they are an important economic factor. They can also contribute pure emotion to the lives. Globalisation, digitisation and new distribution forms are changing the industry at a breakneck pace. With a brand family that includes Ambiente and Beautyworld, Messe Frankfurt has the internationally leading business platforms that help business take advantage of the opportunities of the future.

Digitisation, networking, safety and security are some of the most pressing issues of the time. Messe Frankfurt has 26 events in Europe, Asia and South America that address these themes and offer key solutions. They provide innovative interaction platforms for efficient building management, intelligent networking, security of supply, design and sustainable usage of scarce resources, namely energy and water. The two international flagship events ISH and Light + Building are of particular interest here.

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading organisers of events for the growth field of civil security, with eleven events in Asia, Germany, the Middle East, Russia, South America and East Africa. Messe Frankfurt have responded to the growing global market in this sector by offering an excellent means of gaining access to the world’s most dynamic regions with international brands such as Intersec and Secutech.

The increasing scarcity of fossil fuels, growing global energy demand, access to clean water, waste disposal and recycling are all amongst the major challenges facing the world in future. These challenges are also creating new opportunities in these markets worldwide. The world needs intelligent technologies and innovative companies. Eco Expo Asia is an example of the platforms Messe Frankfurt offer throughout the world to foster exchange in the growing market for environmental technology.

Sustainable and responsible food management for a growing global population presents challenges for which the industry has concrete solutions. Innovative ways of ensuring the safe, secure, efficient and economical production and packaging of food are the focal point of the four trade fairs for the food industry. The industry’s top themes are resource efficiency, production optimisation, food safety, digital solutions and food trends. With IFFA, an event that has been taking place since 1949, Messe Frankfurt is responsible for organising the international flagship event for the meat industry in Frankfurt am Main. The company’s other three events in this industry are located in China and Argentina.

With the ever-increasing importance of Industry 4.0, digitisation, safety, security, textile care and cleanrooms have become essential components. Messe Frankfurt events throw a spotlight on industry’s latest innovations in key fields, creating the ideal platform for discussions with business partners and customers. With Texcare International in Frankfurt, Texcare Asia in Shanghai and various conferences taking place under the Texcare Forum brand, Messe Frankfurt has established a presence in strategic markets for textile care, while the specialist Cleanzone fair focuses on hygiene and cleanroom technologies.

Automation and digitisation of production and processes: These are the challenges facing exhibitors and visitors at the trade fairs for the Electronics & Automation Technologies sector. With SPS (electric automation), SMTconnect (systems integration in microelectronics) and PCIM (power electronics, intelligent drive technologies and energy management), Mesago Messe Frankfurt is responsible for the most important forums for their industries internationally.

Intelligent process optimisation, complexity and agility: Messe Frankfurt provides focused B-to-B platforms for each of these fields in growth regions worldwide. These include trade fairs and congresses, such as Formnext for additive manufacturing and intelligent production processes as well as Wire & Cable Guangzhou for the wire and cable industries.

Messe Frankfurt created the “Texpertise Network” to bring together its expertise as global market leader for organising trade fairs and other events for the textile industry, including leading international trade fairs such as Heimtextil, Techtextil, Texprocess, Texworld and Intertextile. Messe Frankfurt showcase the trends and themes that are driving the textile and fashion industries at about 60 trade fairs worldwide with more than 23,000 exhibiting companies and over 600,000 trade visitors. Be it Berlin, Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo or Addis Ababa – Messe Frankfurt create momentum for the entire textile value chain.

The megatrends of digitalisation and decarbonisation are fundamentally changing mobility and logistics. Alternative drives, autonomous driving and connected vehicles are the hot-button topics in the sector. At the international trade fairs such as Automechanika, which has a global presence with 13 events, it is not only the key accounts from the automotive sector who engage in dialogue. Messe Frankfurt also offer industry, workshops and the trade the right meeting format to exchange new ideas and technological developments for the future of mobility. Not to mention events in the fiels of commercial vehicles, aircrafts, boats, bikes motorcycles and logistics.

Shows and other forms of live performances are taken to a new level of experience. This is made possible by technology and services relating to production, staging and digital networking. The international Prolight + Sound brand showcases the latest industry trends. This is where decision-makers, planners, creatives and visionaries get together with current and future professionals.