ILM, the German international leather goods fair, was canceled in Offenbach, where the event was to be held from Sept. 5 to 7.
The city of Offenbach withdrew the authorization to hold the show and the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in the town “was decisive” in the local authority’s decision, said the organizer Messe Offenbach.
It noted that stand occupancy was around 75 percent and that it had received a high number of visitor registrations. The next edition is scheduled in March 2021.
The Paris-based trade fair Première Vision also canceled the physical show of the September edition after the French government confirmed a ban on events involving more than 5,000 people until Oct. 31, along with new travel restrictions in many countries. The trade fair was due to held from Sept. 15 to 16.
Nevertheless, the event will have a virtual format, called the Digital Show. It will feature 1,588 e-shops, over 20,000 listed products and eight product universes: fabrics, leather, accessories, yarns, denim, smart creation, designs and manufacturing. Digital Show will still take place on Sept. 15-16 but the exhibitors’ collections will remain online throughout the season.