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While some people are preparing for their summer holidays, others are already getting ready for next spring. With around seven months to go before the next TecStyle Visions show in Stuttgart, Germany from 30 March to 1 April 2023, the accompanying programme is taking shape.

Visitors in the popular TecCheck Area. Photo: DITF.

International participation

Companies from 20 countries have registered for the trade fair for textile decoration and promotion, where they will be showcasing their products and services in the fields of printing, embroidery, flocking, engraving and rhinestone applications.

Renowned manufacturers and dealers of promotional textiles and corporate fashion will round out the exhibition profile.  The companies that have registered so far have already reserved 80 per cent of the available space. The range of exhibits will be divided across two exhibition halls covering the textile and technology segments.

Thomas Klasing, Managing Director of IVM SignTEX GmbH, confirms: “TecStyle Visions is the leading trade fair for the industry and it’s an incredibly important business platform for us. We will be presenting a number of innovations at our stand in 2023 to the professional visitors. One of these innovations concerns the stand concept itself, which focuses on maximum sustainability. This means that all of the materials will be reused. Over the past two years, we have learned to be more flexible in our planning, and the new stand concept is one of the ways we are putting this into practice.”

Highlights of the accompanying programme

As regular visitors to TecStyle Visions will know, the accompanying programme has lots to offer alongside the products and services on show from the exhibitors. The technical forum provides a classic platform for knowledge transfer. The speakers will be presenting examples of best practice and sharing specialist technical knowledge along with the latest trends and developments. Always one of the most popular highlights and sure to draw a crowd is the TecCheck Area, which will be devoted to the topic of embroidery in 2023. The TecStyle Fashion Shows, which take place several times a day, showcase the latest collections from manufacturers such as Result and AYSOY and create a real buzz at the trade fair.

An experience for all the senses: the EXPO 4.0 event

Also integrated into the two exhibition halls occupied by TecStyle Visions is GiveADays, the advertising fair for South Germany. Together with wetec, the international trade fair for signmaking, digital printing, illuminated signs and digital signage, in an exhibition hall all to itself, these trade fairs make up the EXPO 4.0 event. Visitors can access all individual shows with a single ticket and can participate in all accompanying programme features. Nicole Dalkolmo, Manager of Exhibitions and Events at Messe Stuttgart, describes her vision: “Our aim is to create a three-day industry festival for our visitors. We want to appeal to all the senses with expert discussions, innovations and plenty of opportunities to try things out and experience them first hand. A trade fair is not just a product show.”