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.
Première Vision Paris and the Fairyland for Fashion shows (with Texworld and Apparel Sourcing) ended up hosting just under half of the Chinese exhibitors expected, and all reported big declines in visitor attendance.
The textile and apparel trade show is taking over Porto Airport from February 19 to 20 in order to present upcoming industry trends. Its organisers expect to welcome 6,400 buyers, 400 of whom will be international.
The show's organisers blamed the coronavirus outbreak in China and a date clash with Milano Unica for a decline in visitor numbers at its latest edition, held on 4-6 February, as footfall numbers fell 7%.