Messe Frankfurt Paris cancels trade fairs scheduled for Sept.
Posted June 18, 2020
PARIS – Messe Frankfurt France announced that it will cancel the September edition of international trade fairs Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris.
The lack of information on health requirements from the authorities for the major international events planned for September, as well as possible travel restrictions for international visitors, calls for caution.
"A survey conducted among loyal textile and clothing buyers indicates that most of them are not yet ready to travel. Serious consideration of all these issues and the lack of guarantees that this major event can be organized under good conditions has forced us to take this decision. A difficult decision, but one that is responsible to our visitors, exhibitors and partners," said Frédéric Bougeard, president of Messe Frankfurt France.
Despite these exceptional circumstances, Messe Frankfurt's trade fairs continue to occupy a key position in the sourcing strategies of European buyers for textiles and clothing, leather, alternative materials and fashion accessories.
The team has already started working on various initiatives in preparation for the February 2021 edition.
"Our major international partners have renewed their confidence in us by confirming their presence from February 1 to 4,” he said.
From September onward, Messe Frankfurt France will be offering several digital solutions to connect suppliers to buyers and to showcase their know-how and production capacities, which are the strength and originality of Messe Frankfurt France trade fairs.
Providing maximum convenience for visitors, Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris, Shawls&Scarves Paris, Texworld Paris and Texworld Denim Paris belong to the cluster of related trade shows organized by Messe Frankfurt France, held in one and the same location, on the same dates and where entry is free upon presentation of professional credentials.
All details about textile trade shows organized by Messe Frankfurt throughout the world can be found at the new platform: www.texpertisenetwork.messefrankfurt.com.
Source: Messe Frankfurt