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˅ Exhibition Overview ˅

Eco-friendly event: FAIR FRIENDS

A trade fair consumes electricity, fuel & co. The trade fair FAIR FRIENDS is setting an example. As part of the fair, the Organiser Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH is supporting Klima-Kollekte (carbon-offsetting fund) energy projects. In developing and newly industrialised countries, around 100 tons of CO2 are offset and sustainable development of the local population is promoted at the same time. >> More

Important Information

Unfortunatelly time and time again exhibitors are contacted by dubious companies wanting to include them in so-called Trade Fair and Exhibitors’ Directories, such as FAIR GUIDE, International Fairs Directory or EXPO-GUIDE. In most cases these are publishing companies who have not been authorised by the Trade Fair Organiser and who change for insertions in various directories after giving the impression that their services are free of charge. >> read more

FAIR FRIENDS
Trade fair for sustainable lifestyles, fair trade and social responsibility

FAIR FRIENDS is the strong communication platform that brings together customers, retails, young and low-level entrepreneurs, manufacturers, producers, and even associations, trade visitors and end users under one roof. We create awareness for sustainability topics and present a large range of products and services to allow you to live and work in a fair, social and sustainable way.

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Here you will find all important information about your participation in the trade fair. Everything from Exhibitor Registration to Target Groups.

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Up-to-date information, appointments and opening times, arrival & accomodation, and floor plans - all in a quick overview look.

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Global Community

German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ)

GIZ

The German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) with funding from Staatskanzlei North Rhine Westphalia will present producers from many different countries in the ‘Global Community’ special area, where you will be able to see exhibits that are produced and traded on fair terms such as accessories, textiles, toys and lifestyle products – and of course buy them. Experience the history and origin of the products live, talk to the producers and show them that their commitment does not go undiscovered in the western part of the world.

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PROMINENT SUPPORTERS

Subotic

"As a founder, I wholeheartedly support this. My wish is for all children, regardless of their nationality, religion, or the colour of their skin, to have the possibility to fulfil their dreams. I firmly believe that it is our task to create humane conditions. I’m pleased that, as a trade fair, FAIR FRIENDS places focus on social responsibility" Neven Subotic, professional football player and founder of the Neven Subotic Foundation

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FAIR FRIENDS – Trade Fair for sustainable lifestyles, Fair Trade and Social Responsibility

FAIR FRIENDS offers a large range of products and services to allow you to live and work in a fair, social and sustainable way. Interested parties can purchase and order items, and get information and inspiration. Vegan, vegetarian and regional dishes, on-site demonstrations, educational activities and presentations make FAIR FRIENDS an inevitable highlight in the sustainability calendar.

The fair is a strong communication platform that brings together customers, retails, young and low-level entrepreneurs, manufacturers, producers, and even associations under one roof. It also offers an ideal environment for communication on projects, programmes and public campaigns. Potential trade visitors include parochial and communal purchases, CSR managers and purchasing decision-makers for sustainable products and services in the area of B2B. With the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the trade fair

deals with a topic which companies and institutions are devoting ever more attention to. Even the EU Commission has presented its own CSR strategy.

The Topic Areas At A Glance
Dortmund has already established itself over the past few years as the location for Germany's largest Fair Trade Fair. This strength also lives on at FAIR FRIENDS. 
 
The topic area of "Fair Trade" offers a comprehensive market overview from all walks of life, and brings together the available range of and ever increasing demand for fair produced and traded products in a targeted fashion. Fair working conditions, fair produced and traded products from all areas of life are just as in focus here as certifications.

The new topic of "Social Responsibility" looks at current topics and challenges in the area of corporate social responsibility, and offers places for discussion and solution approaches for product and service innovations as well as pressing developments in society. Topics include shared economy, resource scarcity, climate change, social responsibility, sustainable finances, alternative energies, integration, inclusion and much more.

The topic of "Trade Fair for sustainable lifestyles" is aimed exclusively at ethnic economies and offers a wide mix of products and services for trade and individual retailers, as well as interested consumers, to allow everyone to make sustainable purchasing decisions. This means, for example, regional, vegan and organic food, alternative forms of living and local mobility, sustainable quality of life, recycling and upcycling, cradle to cradle (the vision of a waste-free economy), as well as innovative new concepts for the responsibility-aware life of tomorrow.

On the trade visitor day, the fair offers trade forums, presentations and topic islands, amongst others. On the end user days, entertaining programme items such as workshops, cooking demonstrations or fashion shows draw in the crowds. The individual trade fair topics are separated from one another in different halls, making it easier for visitors to get an overview by walking around the different areas of interest.

Welcome to Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund!

 

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