Gifts Today magazine

Tendence call for talent

Creativity wanted! Apply for a place on the Tendence promotional programme by 19 March

Hardly any other market is faster lived than the consumer-goods sector. Which means that new ideas, fresh products and innovative design concepts are always in demand. Once again, Tendence invites jewellery and fashion designers, as well as craftspeople, to apply for a place on the Talents promotional programme in 2018.

With its Talents promotional programme, Tendence, the first international order and new-products platform of the consumer-goods sector in the second half of the year, supports creative, skilful and innovative young designers with a free exhibition stand. The young people chosen have the chance to present their work at the fair and to make important contacts to trade and industry from 30 June to 3 July 2018.

For many ‘Talents’, this is the chance to break into the international design and consumer-goods scene and make decisive contacts.

The area for jewellery and fashion design is embedded in the jewellery and accessories section in Hall 11.1. Also in good company is the ‘Modern Crafts’ area in Hall 9.0. There, the chosen Talents will make their presentations in the immediate vicinity of the ‘FORM 2018 exhibition, which shows award-winning contemporary products that bridge the conflicting demands of handicrafts and design.

Young designers are invited to submit their projects, one-off products and prototypes by 19 March 2018 to:
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH Emine Disli Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main Germany
Tel.: +49 69 7575-6915
The entry form can also be downloaded from the internet at

Tendence – international trade fair for consumer goods
Tendence (30 June to 3 July 2018) is Germany’s most international order venue for the second half of the year. The wide-ranging product portfolio covers fields of the home, furnishing, decorating, gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories, tableware, kitchenware, home textiles and outdoor living. Special shows and a wide-ranging complementary programme of events are multi-faceted sources of sales-boosting impulses for retailers. Strong brands and key communicators use this new-products platform to present their trends for the winter and Christmas season. At the same time, they give bulk buyers from the international trade the chance to place orders in good time for their spring and summer collections.

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