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 with a “strong summer edition” in August.
The organizer pointed out that a digital B2B platform, CIFF.dk, will be launched mid-January, allowing participating brands to present their collections and get into contact with buyers and journalists worldwide.
Separately, Informa, the British organizer of trade shows and events, said that it expects most of its physical events to resume from June as vaccination and testing programs against the pandemic progress.
In a statement, it confirmed plans to postpone physical events, pushing back the launch of its 2021 calendar to late spring. It noted that 90 percent of its physical events outside of Mainland China planned for the year are now scheduled to run from June onwards.
Informa’s unit Informa Markets is involved in numerous trade shows including Magic, Micam Americas, Coterie and APLF Leather.
For 2020, the company expects to post revenues of £1.65 billion (€1.82bn-$2.24bn) to £1.68 billion (€1.86bn-$2.28bn) and an adjusted operating profit of £250 million (€276.4m-$339.8m) to £270 million (€298.5m-$366.9m). The top line estimate is roughly in line with the £1.7 billion guidance released in September.
Informa’s board also appointed John Rishton as the company’s next chairman, succeeding Derek Mapp. He is scheduled to take over at the annual general meeting in June.