Organizers Cancell Proposte 2020

July 16, 2020


Organizers Cancell Proposte 2020

CERNOBBIO, Italy -- Proposte 2020 has been cancelled this year, scheduled for Sept. 23-25.

It will be postponed until April 19-21, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated issues surrounding it, is the main reason for the cancelation.

“The uncertainty of travel conditions, especially at the international level, as well as the rapidly changing world scenario do not enable us to confirm the September dates, as up to 75 percent of the our visitors come from foreign countries,” President Piercarlo Viganò says in a statement released July 16.

U.S. travelers are not allowed to visit the European Union as of July 1. EU ambassadors supported 15 travel partners, including South Korea, Japan and, with one footnote, China.

Those countries were hit when the pandemic began but were able to bring the coronavirus under control.

The EU requires reciprocal travel and the U.S. currently bars most EU travelers. China will have to remove its travel restrictions on EU members in order to stay on the EU list.

Heimtextil, the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, is expected to be held Jan. 12-15, 2021. Organizers recently sent an email to exhibitors about extensive safety and hygiene regulations. For details, go to:

Proposte organizers say in the coming months they will be active on social media “with a series of initiatives.”

“This will be a concrete opportunity to relaunch the world of furnishing fabrics and curtains with Proposte becoming a container of outstanding news for the entire sector,” Vigano says in a statement.

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