Proposte 2021 Likely Delays Five Months Later Until September, a Reliable Source Confirms for F&FI

December 18, 2020

An old Proposte poster for the 2020 trade fair.
An old Proposte poster for the 2020 trade fair.

CERNOBBIO, Italy -- F&FI has learned that Proposte 2021 organizers will follow in the Salon del Mobile path in delaying its annual trade show until September, previously postponed until April.

Salon del Mobile organizers announced Nov. 17 the furniture show in Milan would be delaying once again, from its April dates delayed until Sept. 5-10, because of the new wave of coronavirus cases sweeping Europe in November. Traditionally, Proposte dates follow those of Salon the next week, so the new Proposte dates could be around the third week of September, or 13-17.

The new Proposte September dates have not been confirmed by its organizers yet, but a source familiar with the proceedings, who did not want to be identified, confirmed the new September dates to coincide with Salon del Mobile.

Claudio Luti, Salon del Mobile president, says in a Nov. 17 statement the furniture fair was delayed five months because of the latest wave of COVID-19.

"We also believe that moving the fair to September will leave enough time for the ongoing, acute phase of the pandemic to subside," Luti says.

Proposte organizers could not be reached for immediate comment.

Most European trade fairs have been delayed because of the pandemic. Here is a list of some the new dates – so far.

Proposte: (Lake Como, Italy): April 19-21, probably changed to around Sept. 13-17.
Heimtextil (Frankfurt, Germany): May 4-7
Evteks (Istanbul, Turkey): May 18-22
Salon del Mobile (Milan, Italy): Sept. 5-10
IMM Cologne (Cologne, Germany): 2021 Canceled

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