Frequently asked questions about the cancellation of Paperworld

As of: 5.1.2022

The easing of the pandemic situation that was still hoped for in December is no longer in sight. Instead, the situation is deteriorating worldwide with an enormous, unforeseeable dynamic.

The exponential increase in the number of infections worldwide in a very short period of time and the accompanying multitude of 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 leading trade fairs as major events of international relevance.

This extreme deterioration due to the spread of 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 in Frankfurt at the end of January and in mid-February 2022.

Please find more information at official press release.

Paperworld 2022 will be systematically processed/ cancelled in the next weeks. Contracts and stand rental invoices will be cancelled.

Digital addition is also cancelled. With Nextrade, the first order and data management platform for the home and living sector, and Conzoom Solutions, an information platform for the global consumer goods Messe Frankfurt is offering two online platforms with suitable offers for the industry - 365 days a year.

We will announce further plans for 2023 at the beginning of February.

Information about Paperworld 2023 will be published at the beginning of February.

Purchased tickets will be refunded. For more information on how to get your ticket refunded, please contact

Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you need further information.