Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

23 SHOWS & EVENTS Shows, news & events This season’s most unmissable events  Diary dates Toy Fair 25th-27th January, 2022 Olympia, London Spring Fair 6th-9th February, 2022 NEC, Birmingham CHSI Stitches 27th-28th February, 2022 NEC, Birmingham Crafterama 12th-23rd March, 2022 Alexandra Palace, London BCTF 10th-12th April, 2022 Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate London Stationery Show 17th-18th May, 2022 London Design Centre, London Frankfurt consumer goods fairs cancelled In view of the pandemic, the consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld are cancelled for January 2022 and Ambiente for mid-February 2022. The regionally-oriented trade fair Nordstil from 15th to 17th January 2022 in Hamburg will take place at the present time. The Omicron virus in Europe and Germany currently makes it impossible for Messe Frankfurt, as organiser of the leading international trade fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld, as well as Ambiente, to keep their dates. Developments and decisions that are clearly outside the organiser’s sphere of influence have led to a significant deterioration in the general conditions and necessary prerequisites for holding the four fairs. These developments include the classification of Germany as a high-risk area and the associated travel warnings and international and intercontinental travel restrictions in countries such as India, Japan and the United States, as well as the corresponding quarantine obligations. Equally important are the steadily rising infection figures and the accompanying urgent appeal, among others by the Robert Koch Institute and the expert council of the German Federal Government, to continue to reduce contacts to a minimum and to cancel all major events. The majority of exhibiting and visiting companies at Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld as well as Ambiente are currently reacting to this overall situation with travel and trade fair attendance bans for reasons of duty of care towards their employees to protect them from health risks. Information on the planning of the Frankfurt consumer goods fairs for 2023 will be announced at the beginning of February 2022. For further information, visit: