Proposte 2020 Changes Dates: Sept. 23-25
March 5, 2020
Originally set for April, organizers say they changed dates due to the coronavirus disrupting trade fairs worldwide, such as Salon del Mobile changing to June.
Proposte President Piercarlo Viganò says organizers hoped to keep the original dates, but events have escalated.
“The situation has evolved on a day-by-day basis, both internally and internationally,” Vigano says in a March 5 statement. “The strong reduction in air traffic and the cancellations of flights to Italy ordered by some governments and airlines has led us to a forced choice.
“Therefore, we have decided to postpone the event to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to visit our exhibition in full tranquility and continue their business as usual.”
The Proposte location remains Villa Erba in Cernobbio.
Read the previous F&FI stories about the coronavirus affecting trade fairs.
+ Coronavirus Hits 150 Italians in Lombardy, But Impact on Proposte 2020 Not Yet Known: https://www.fabricsandfurnishings.com/fabric-features/Coronavirus-Hits-150-Italians-in-Lombardy-But-Impact-on-Proposte-2020-Not-Yet-Known.html
+ Salon del Mobile 2020 Changes to June: https://www.fabricsandfurnishings.com/contract-hospitality-news/Salon-del-Mobile-2020-Changes-to-June.html
+ Shanghai Textile Fairs in March Canceled Due to Virus Outbreak: https://www.fabricsandfurnishings.com/contract-hospitality-news/Shanghai-Textile-Fairs-in-March-Canceled-Due-to-Virus-Outbreak.html