The specialized ingredient sourcing show Performance Days and its digital version The Loop are thoughtfully aligned with the sourcing schedules of the industry and give product designers and managers the chance to finally meet in person again. On April 27 and 28, the industry is offered the chance for face-to-face meetings and real interaction with the product for the first time in two years – for free. The exhibitor’s list of Performance Days and The Loop comprises roughly 280 companies in Munich (Messe München exhibition center, hall C1) and online. Focused on this year’s motto of “The journey to carbon neutrality”, expert talks held on both show days feature best practices and insights by speakers from Higg, the Microfibre Consortium, Nilit, Greenroomvoice and many more, including Charles Ross, a valued contributor for The Outdoor Industry Compass and SGI Europe. All panel talks can be followed online as well.

The Performance Forum’s inspiring exhibition features fabrics in 13 categories of functional fabrics, selected by a jury of textile experts – and also available to view online on the Loop website’s “Marketplace.” EDM Publications’ editorial and business teams will also be on location with a booth and look forward to meeting the industry and immersing themselves in the world of performance fabrics that are the foundation of our industry’s business. Free tickets for the Performance Days in Munich are available online at