Innovate 2021


Five days of business, networking and inspiration

From global technology OEMs to leading nonwovens and technical textile producers, all will gather at Innovate 2021 to showcase their pioneering innovations to the textile & apparel value chain.

Over 10,000 visitors representing raw material producers,
global fabric and apparel manufacturers, hygiene and personal care buyers, and leading fashion and sportswear brands will attend,
all seeking knowledge to drive their 2022 investments and purchasing decisions.

Innovate is now established as an effective lead generation tool, offering sophisticated visitor tracking that isn't possible at live exhibitions.

Make Innovate part of your marketing mix in 2021.

What’s new this year: Booth customisation | Real-time alerts on booth visitors | Scheduling meetings |
Live chat and video within the platform | Live product demonstration from the booth | Live seminars and roundtables

Though the event was virtual, the feeling of the show was real world.
Great idea, professionally realised, lots of up-to-date information material.
In an age where virtual events are becoming the norm, Innovate stands out as one of the better events I have attended.
last year

Last Year

We learnt a lot during the inaugural Innovate in October 2020. All the significant learning and feedback we received is being put right back into the 2021 edition to make it even better for our exhibitors and visitors. But how did 2020 shape up? Rather well, as it happens. Download the full 2020 report below.

The best virtual trade show that I have attended to date. It's a brilliant concept that actually delivered
and made up for not being able to travel.”





The Features

The Innovate platform is being significantly developed for the 2021 edition.
Here are some of the features...


Rendered booths with interactive hotspots for viewing exhibitors rich media and content

conferences & seminars

Attend live conferences and seminars throughout the trade show on topics right across the industry

NETWORKING & meetings

Network with exhibitors and other visitors, and schedule virtual meetings that take place right within the event


Chat live with exhibitors to ask questions and submit enquiries


Multiple customisation options for exhibitors to create a unique booth experience, including live demonstration options


Three main halls, product technology, technical
textiles and, new for 2021, nonwovens

show bag

Save media of all types in your virtual show bag as you move through the show

interactive show guide

To be published in September, the guide will help you identify how you want to navigate the show ahead of time

news & Analysis

A daily stream of show and industry news, insight and intelligence, powered by


Why Exhibit?

  • Showcase your products to the global industry
  • Connect with buyers via chat or video conference meetings
  • Demonstrate your product features using video
  • Share technical specifications
  • Receive personal profile data of every visitor to your booth
  • Our dedicated team will verify each registration and offer a qualifying score to each registrant
  • We are working with trade associations, leading sportswear brands and top retailers to participate in
    this event
  • Offer potential buyers matchmaking opportunities
  • Investment in high-profile marketing campaigns to attract high-quality visitors

Visitor Profile

  • Visitors will register free of charge to Innovate by creating their own personal profile including name, company,
    job function, email, plus other useful data. Only qualified industry visitors will be allowed to visit Innovate 2021
  • Visitors will attend from around the world so the event is available in many languages including Chinese, English, Japanese, Spanish and Turkish
  • Visitors will represent all sectors in the textile & apparel value chain, including:
  • Fibre & Yarn Producers
  • Chemicals & Dyes
  • Technology & Machinery OEMs
  • Fabric Manufacturers
  • Technical Textiles
  • Apparel & Sportswear Manufacturers
  • Brands
  • Retailers
  • Nonwovens


New for 2021, Innovate will introduce Nonwovens, a third hall alongside the
Product Technology and Technical Textiles (previously Materials) halls.

Product Technology Hall
  • Fibres & Yarns
  • Weaving
  • Knitting & Hosiery
  • Embroidery & Braiding
  • Pre-treatment, Dyeing & Finishing
  • Dyes & Chemicals
  • Printing
  • Inks & Paper
  • Garment
  • Testing & Inspection
  • Logistics
  • Recycling
  • Software
  • Automation
  • Nonwovens
  • Associations
  • Research Institutes & Universities

Technical Textiles Hall

  • Fibres & Yarns
  • Nonwovens
  • Construction
  • Clothing
  • Geo
  • Home
  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Mobile
  • Ecological Protection
  • Packaging
  • Protective
  • Sports & Outdoor
  • Smart
  • Associations
  • Research Institutes & Universities

Nonwovens Hall

  • Fibres & Yarns
  • Drylaid – Carded
  • Drylaid – High Loft
  • Wetlaid
  • Airlaid
  • Spunlaid
  • Meltblown
  • Films & Membranes
  • Converters
  • Associations
  • Research Institutes & Universities
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Exhibitor Enquiry

Exhibitor applications are now closed

Find out how you can still promote and participate