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    Desma cancels its house fair


    Desma Schuhmaschinen , one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machines and systems for shoe manufacturing, has canceled the 2021 edition of its house fair exhibition scheduled in September because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Desma house fair is held every two years in autumn in the German company’s ...

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    Trade fair organizer says demand for physical events remains strong


    Informa , a British provider of information services, advanced learning, B2B exhibitions and events, said that demand for physical events “remains strong” and it expects the sector to resume growing from next year after having being hit by Covid-19-related restrictions. Informa’s unit Informa Markets is involved in numerous trade ...

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    Italy expects to restart trade fairs from July


    Italy’s Industry Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti indicated that trade shows could resume in July after having been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The government has also earmarked about €400 million in grants to support the trade fair industry. However, the funds still have to be approved by parliament. ...

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    Some 150 exhibitors have registered for Gallery Shoes


    About 150 exhibitors representing some 350 brands are currently registered for the special edition of Gallery Shoes Fashion Industrial Showroom that will take place April 18-20 at the Areal Böhler venue in Düsseldorf. The event will be held in three halls of the venue. Premium ...

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    APLF postponed again to November


    The organizers of APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access have rescheduled the event from July 5-7 to November 17-19 in Hong Kong. This postponement follows a decision made by the Hong Kong government to extend the compulsory quarantine regulation until Sept. 30. The trade fair had already been ...

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    ILM cancels its physical edition but Gallery Shoes is confirmed


    The physical edition of the international leather trade show ILM scheduled in April and located in Offenbach am Main, near Frankfurt, has been cancelled. The organizer, Messe Offenbach , said that the occupancy rate reached 70 percent but that the conditions were not met to hold a large physical ...

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    Essenz and Futurmoda canceled, digital Micam starts


    The German trade show for shoes and accessories, essenz , cancelled its March edition due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The show was scheduled from March 28 to 30 in Munich. The organizers still expect to hold the September edition. Several shoe brands have nevertheless decided to ...

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    Australian cotton conference postponed until 2022


    Cotton Australia and the Australian Cotton Shippers Association have postponed the Australian Cotton Conference on the Gold Coast for another year, until August 2022. The organizations that jointly host the event made the final decision due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the coronavirus-related restrictions currently and possibly ...

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    Cologne orthopedic shoes fair postponed to 2022


    The latest footwear trade fair to be postponed due to the coronavirus is Germany’s Orthopädie Schuh Technik , which - along with the congress of the International Association of Orthopedic Shoe Technicians (IVO) - will be held in Cologne on Oct. 14 and 15, 2022, one year after the ...

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    Sweden successfully holds a physical trade event


    Sweden, which has not introduced a lockdown or imposed wearing facemasks to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, held a physical order days for the footwear industry despite the challenges caused by the virus. Trade Partners Sweden organized ”Order days in Varberg for the shoe industry” from Feb. 21 to ...

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    UITIC’s congress postponed to 2022


    The International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians ( UITIC ) said that its 21 st International Footwear Congress, initially scheduled this year in China, has been postponed to 2022 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. UITIC’s executive committee took the decision in agreement with the host organization, China ...

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    Micam to hold a digital edition from March 8 to May 8


    After cancelling its physical edition, which was scheduled from March 21 to 23, because of the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Milan-based footwear trade show Micam will hold a virtual event from March 8 to May 8 called Micam Milano Digital Show . The first edition of ...

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    Expo Riva Schuh holds a virtual showroom Feb 18-19


    Expo Riva Schuh Gardabags is holding a virtual showroom on Feb. 18 and 19 on the Swapcard platform to discover the footwear and leathergoods collections offered by the exhibitors who took part in the Home Edition of the trade show. The so-called Home Edition was ...

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    Micam cancelled


    Micam , the Milan-based footwear trade show which was scheduled to be held from March 21 to 23 at the Fieramilano Rho exhibition center, has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mipel , a fair for leather goods and accessories, TheOneMilan , which focuses on women’s clothes, Lineapelle ...

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    Gallery Fashion & Shoes goes digital, Gallery Fashion & Shoes postponed


    As Germany moves to extend its current lockdown in a bid to curb rising Covid-19 infections, a new wave of postponements and cancellations hits the trade fairs sector. Trade fair organizer Igedo announced that its Gallery Fashion Shoes event, originally scheduled to be held from ...

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    Copenhagen International Fashion Fair cancels February edition


    Copenhagen International Fashion Fair ( CIFF) will not hold its regular February edition after the Danish government prolonged restrictions to combat the propagation of the Covid-19 pandemic. It noted that following the government’s decision, no trade show activity is possible until Feb. 28. But, CIFF plans to return ...

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    ANWR to hold hybrid trade fairs in 2021


    The German footwear buying group ANWR is planning its 2021 trade fairs in hybrid form, with physical shows in Mainhausen, near Frankfurt, and virtual events. The events in Mainhausen will only take place if the coronavirus situation allows. Regardless of possible ongoing coronavirus-related restrictions, ANWR is planning to ...

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    Micam wins ICMA advertising award


    Micam ’s advertising campaign Micam in Wonderland has won the gold medal at the ICMA International Creative Media Award for best social media project of 2020. Micam was assisted by MM Company and Laureri Associates . The Milan-based trade show said that it had “succeeded in ...

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    Expo Riva Schuh to hold a digital edition Jan. 16-19


    Expo Riva Schuh , the leading international shoe fair for the low and medium segments of the footwear market, will hold a digital version of its winter edition from Jan. 16 to 19. The event will be held jointly with the handbag trade fair Gardabags. Dubbed as The ...

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    Who’s Next postponed to March 5-7


    WSN Développement , the organizer of Who’s Next , has decided to postpone the January edition of the Paris-based trade show to March 5-7, when it will be held with Premiere Classe during the Paris Fashion Week. WSN already had to cancel the September edition of Who’s Next ...