The Paris Fashion Week, with its related events and trade shows, ended on March 3 with a slump in attendance. But the Covid-19 epidemic has since escalated in France, suggesting the result should be put in perspective.
The cancellation marks the the latest change to the Kingpins schedule as a result of the coronavirus, following the trade show's earlier announcement that it would be cancelling its Hong Kong show in May.
The 2020 Copenhagen Fashion Summit has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event, which was set to take place in May, has been pushed back to 12-13 October and relocated to Copenhagen Concert Hall.
Large numbers of fashion week and trade show organisers may be cancelling events due to happen over the next few weeks, but on Tuesday, the organiser of London Bridal Fashion Week said it will go ahead as planned.
Trade show Panorama, organised by Jörg Wichmann, has filed a motion to open insolvency proceedings on its own assets at the district court of Charlottenburg in Berlin. Wichmann said the summer edition will go ahead.
The organisers of Baselworld, one of the world's biggest watch fairs, said Friday they would cancel the 2020 event after the Swiss government banned mass assemblies over the spread of the deadly new coronavirus.
The 59th edition of the furniture show, scheduled in April with 2,200 exhibitors, has been postponed to June, reportedly causing a €120 million impact on business, due also to a shortfall of 30,000 Chinese visitors.
Another day, another major trade show is postponed or cancelled. This time it’s Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the world’s premier cosmetics industry show that takes place in the Italian city every year.