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27th November 2017, Ismaning

New records set at Performance Days

The recently concluded 19th edition of the Performance Days trade fair for functional fabrics and sport accessories has achieved new top ratings in all areas, according to organisers. “The halls of the MTC were filled to maximum capacity and recorded significantly more visitors than the previous fair last April and even more than the fair in November 2016,” they report.

The number of trade visitors rose from 1,868 in November 2016, to 2,001 breaking the 2,000 mark for the first time. This growth corresponds to a 7.1% increase. In comparison to the previous year, the number of exhibitors was also greater in autumn 2017, registering a 9.9% increase.

The number of trade visitors rose from 1,868 in November 2016, to 2,001. © Performance Days

A total of 177 exhibitors from 23 countries occupied all of the halls to capacity, confirming the decision to relocate to the halls of Messe München, which is scheduled for November 2018. “Even now, shortly after opening the exhibitor registration period, demand is already higher than the number of available spaces,” say organisers.

Move to Riem

When the doors of Performance Days open next year from 28-29 November 2018, the trade fair will be celebrating not only its 10-year anniversary, but also the first edition of Performance Days at the new location. In the future, one of the large halls on the exhibition grounds in Munich-Riem will be provided twice a year for functional fabrics.

The functional fabric trade fair has a reputation for being the first to show the newest trends way ahead of the other trade fairs and industry gatherings. © Performance Days

But first, just for one last time at MTC Munich, there will be a "farewell event" from 18-19 April 2018. All the latest trends for KickOff Sommer 2020 & Update Winter 2019/20, plus the Focus Topic in addition to the Performance Forum and the coveted awards will be presented.

Event highlights

All the highlights and important information like the presentations, as well as all the fabrics at the Forum will be available online. Samples of all featured Performance Forum fabrics can also be ordered online.

A special highlight of the past exhibition was the Focus Topic Thermal Technologies – From Fibre to Smart Textiles. The topic covered the entire spectrum of heat retention and generation in sports clothing, as well as the Eco Performance Award. The award winner was Pontetorto for the development of the first fleece to be produced with a brushed inside and with particles and fibres that are biodegradable even in seawater. This innovation was a joint development between Vaude and Lenzing. The workshop presented by Ana Kristiansson about the possibilities of founding a sportswear brand was also very well received.

Samples of all featured Performance Forum fabrics can be ordered online. © Performance Days

Besides the familiar exhibitors like Invista, Cocona/37.5, Lenzing, Microban, 3M, bluesign, Burlington, Dyneema, Nilit, Outlast, Pertex, Polartec, Pontetorto, PrimaLoft, Schoeller, Singtex, Sympatex, Südwollle, Toray, and YKK; the Messe welcomed new exhibitors like Freudenberg Performance Materials, Clo Insulation, Flying Textile, Inuheat Group, ISKO ARQUAS, Manifattura Effe Pi, The Woolmark Company, and Tough Knitting Enterprise.

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