Expo Riva Schuh has been cancelled. Milano Unica postponed. Covid-19 epidemic prompted the Board of Directors of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi to cancel the summer edition of the volume footwear fair. For the same reason, the 31st edition of the textile show, scheduled in July (7-9), will take place in September, from 7 to 9.
Expo Riva Schuh cancelled
“After a careful assessment of the scenarios, the BoD acknowledged that the conditions for carrying out the edition scheduled for June 13-16 do not exist”, read a note. The heads of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi report that they are consulting with operators, exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders “to evaluate the possibility of reshaping the calendar and anticipating the winter edition by the end of 2020”. This edition usually opens the new year and takes place in January.
Milano Unica postponed
The Milanese textile show has been postponed by two months, from July to September. “Circumstances make the preparation of new collections objectively complicated for exhibitors – explain Milano Unica organisers -. To be added to this, is the commitment of many companies towards a reconversion of their production activities, in favour of the urgent request for health facilities”. The president of the Lombard company, Alessandro Barberis Canonico, explained that “it is a necessary decision. We hope it will help the situation to evolve positively, as desired by the Government and, above all, by health workers who work in the front lines, to whom we extend our deep thanks”.
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