Messe Frankfurt France forgoes September 2020 textile shows, blaming ‘lack of information’ from authorities

Messe Frankfurt France has announced it is to forgo the September 2020 edition of its co-locating textile cluster of tradeshows: Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris. The organiser says it took the decision due to “lack of information on health requirements from the authorities for the major international events planned for September, as well as possible travel restrictions for international visitors”. The resultant situation, it said, called for caution.

“A survey conducted amongst loyal textile and clothing buyers indicates that most of them are not yet ready to travel. Serious consideration of all these issues and the lack of guarantees that this major event can be organised under good conditions has forced us to take this decision. A difficult decision, but one that is responsible to our visitors, exhibitors and partners,” said Frédéric Bougeard, President of Messe Frankfurt France.

Messe Frankfurt's tradefairs occupy a key position in the sourcing strategies of European buyers for textiles and clothing, leather, alternative materials and fashion accessories.

The team is now working on preparing instead for the February 2021 edition. “Our major international partners have renewed their confidence in us by confirming their presence 1-4 February.

From September onwards, Messe Frankfurt France will also pivot to offer digital solutions to connect suppliers to buyers and to showcase their know-how and production capacities.


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All details about textile tradeshows organised by Messe Frankfurt throughout the world can be found at the new platform: