On April 21, the Italian cabinet approved to reopen trade shows from June 15 and conventions and congresses from July 1, after having been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The reopening of trade fairs could occur sooner than previously announced. Initially, the Industry Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti had indicated a reopening in July. But, he later expressed his intention to bring forward the date to June 15 date after a meeting with the fashion industry held prior to the cabinet meeting.

However, trade fairs will only be authorized in regions with a low presence of Covid-19 cases. Italy imposes Covid-19 related restrictions on a regional basis. The severity of the limitatons is based on a tiered color rating system that starts from white for the regions with the lowest cases and then rises to yellow, orange and red. Public events, such as trade shows, will only be authorized in regions with a yellow rating.