International hotspot for 10 years already!
21-06-2018 in MoOD News
It's all happening again after the summer. MoOD+Indigo will open the doors for the 10th time. The third edition in Tour & Taxis. And if you add Decosit to the list, it is the 40th edition of the trade show already. Tin or emerald? In any case it will definitely be a party edition.
International trade show bundles supply from 16 countries
The international character of the event will be reaffirmed. With 200 MoOD+Indigo exhibitors from 16 different countries, the Brussels event remains an international hotspot. In 2017, 84% were from Europe. 16% of the visitors came from outside Europe.
Innovation and technology under the heading ‘Cutting Edge’
Hall “Shed 3 Bis” of the Tour & Taxis venue will combine 3 types of exhibitors:
- Innovation Platform
In 2018 the much appreciated MoOD Innovation Platform Sample Bank will also be presenting innovative materials and materials used in an innovative way. The focus will be on textiles but other materials are taken into account as well. Our partners are: Colour Hive, Material Lab, Materia, Trendease International & CELC Masters of Linen.
- MoOD Tech
MoOD Tech has expanded this year and unites companies with an offer in the field of technology, new techniques, processes, materials, yarns for technical textiles,...
- Launch Pads
Startup businesses and designers that have been in the industry for five years or less take the spotlight at MoOD. Launch Pads is the place where you can find new talent, fresh approaches to production, new materials, novel concepts and even new suppliers you didn’t know you were looking for: talent scouted by Jennifer Castoldi and the Trendease Team.
Next Wave – a trend theme and a blog
Because we believe that trends come in waves and that the next wave will have the impact of a tsunami, the trend theme was baptized 'Next Wave'. In addition to the familiar predictions about colours and materials, we will also touch on some sensitive topics. The need to focus on specific target groups for example. Or the social changes that are looming and that may affect our sector in the long term. Take Chiangchou for example, a movement in China that drives people away from the city and into the countryside.
Follow the trends on the MoOD+Indigo blog curated by Trend coach Niek De Prest. Surf the next wave: moodbrussels.com/en/blog.
Trends presentation will be turned upside down
For the first time, there will be no fabric samples by exhibitors on the trend platform. The most important trends that will definitely influence the future of living and working will be on display. Trends cannot always be materialised with samples. MoOD wants to create a different kind of interaction. A 'Future Dome' will be built for this purpose, immersing the visitor completely in a possible future.