Trade fair duo, Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk, will be held concurrently from March 29th to April 1st, 2022 in the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Germany.

After a four-year break due to the pandemic, Fensterbau Frontale will present the window, door and facade industry with global innovations in profile systems, glass in architecture, fittings, fastening technology, safety technology, machinery, equipment and much more.

Architects, joiners, window and facade manufacturers, as well as the trade, will finally be able to cultivate business relationships in person again, experience products live and come together as an industry.

The fair’s supporting program includes the Fensterbau Frontale FORUM in Hall 3A, where current industry topics will be discussed in keynote speeches by experts, as well as the tenth Forum Architecture-Window-Facade.

In addition, there will be guided tours through the exhibition halls on the topics of installation technology, security technology and building access, window production and innovative window constructions, modern windows as well as construction elements, prefabricated elements and accessories.

At the special show, ‘Green Deal’, with ift Rosenheim and NürnbergMesse, the focus will be on CO2 efficiency and protection against climate extremes with sustainable windows and building elements. Another highlight will be the German ‘Window Manufacturer of the Year’ award, which will be presented at the event in 2022 for the first time.

The joint new forum – ‘A Practical Guide to Digitization for Craftspeople’ by Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk – will provide information on the topics of efficiency and productivity, employees and leadership, and all aspects of collaboration and communication with customers.

For Holz-Handwerk, one of the most important trade fairs for carpenters and joiners in Europe, the 2022 edition of the show marks its landmark 20th anniversary.

A key highlight of the show will be the Holz-Handwerk Campus – a central platform for young professionals and experts interested in further training. A proven and popular meeting point is also the special show ‘DesignObjekt - ObjektDesign’ by the Fachverband Schreinerhandwerk Bayern, which offers advice and valuable practical examples.

The latest trends and innovations within industry will also be shown here, from power tools to woodworking machines.

Planning in Nuremberg and at the registered companies is in full swing. “The preparations are naturally more intensive than usual,” explains Elke Harreiß, Head of Fensterbau Frontale. “The exhibitors are preparing their appearance along the guidelines set out by the incidence-independent framework hygiene concept for trade fair venues in Bavaria.

“This year, it is more important than ever for us to provide exhibitors with close support during the planning phase. That’s why we offer regular webinars to provide advice regarding the implementation of the applicable regulations and to clarify individual questions.”

Spanning around 48,000m2, about three quarters of the available exhibition space at Fensterbau Frontale 2022 is occupied a quarter of the year before the event. Some 570 exhibitors – half of them international – have registered.

With almost 400 exhibitors, Holz-Handwerk occupies around 31,000m2 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre and is thus almost fully booked. The current registration status can be found at or

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