The consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld, scheduled for the end of January 2022, and Ambiente in mid-February 2022 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) have been cancelled. Messe Frankfurt referred to the exponential worsening of the pandemic situation worldwide and resulting tightening of travel and contact regulations as the reason for the cancellation. The more stringent rules necessitated by the spread of the Omicron variant in Europe and Germany have rendered it impossible for the organisers to adhere to the dates of these leading international trade shows in Frankfurt in late January and mid-February 2022.
Many of the companies that exhibit at or visit Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld as well as Ambiente have reacted to the deteriorating situation by imposing a ban on travel and trade show visits. The mood for global travel is currently extremely subdued.
There are no plans to postpone the event. One reason for this is that the trend-oriented order cycles of the international consumer goods sector call for an annual event at the start of the year.