The negative impact of COVID-19 continues to have its impact on various events of apparel and textile industry.
In the latest, Messe Frankfurt France has announced the cancellation of its February 2021 edition of Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris shows.
Hundreds of Indian companies used to participate in these events every year.
In a press release, the biggest organiser of various kinds of shows, Messe Frankfurt, has said that various travel restrictions and other allied factors for foreign nationals make it impossible to hold fashion industry trade fairs.
Though it added that in order to not interrupt the business flow and to provide visibility for manufacturers, it will be proposing an event for fabrics and clothing buyers which will have a quite innovative format.
To be held in early February in the heart of Paris, the week-long event will allow buyers to discover, with absolute safety, the offer from selected exhibitors whose products will be grouped together in specific areas.
This event will be open to visitors through exclusive invitation and reservation.
“This is not a trade fair in the strict sense of the word, because this event will not bring together our exhibitors, but the products of a selection of our exhibitors,” explains Frédéric Bougeard, President of Messe Frankfurt France.
Frédéric adds “It is a solution that will enable us to best meet the needs and expectations of the customers during this unique period. It complements the digital sourcing platform, which we have developed with our partner Foursource, as a means of exchange between two physical editions of our shows. It is crucial to offer our visitors access, even if restricted, to the global offer.”