Here is the latest news from Maison & Objet, Texworld and Innatex…
Maison&Objet Paris is postponed from January to March
Design and home decor trade show Maison&Objet has announced to postpone its January edition to 24-28 March 2022. The reason given is the new wave of Covid, reinforced by the rapid expansion of the Omicron variant.
According to event organizer SAFI, many participants among the 1,700 companies that have originally confirmed their attendance, indicate that they don’t want their employees to take health risks. On top, the obligations of compliance with isolation rules and the numerous work absences could start to seriously disrupt the functioning of services, supply or production chains.
SAFI’s decision is also a precautionary measure to the French government’s announcement from 27 December 2021 which includes a 2.000 people gauge for major events, which might affect trade shows such as Maison&Objet Paris.
Texworld New York: digital only
After considering the increased concerns surrounding COVID-19 as well as New York State regulations trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt North America has decided to cancel the winter 2022 edition in-person segment of Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City. In lieu of the physical event, both shows will continue virtually and can be accessed live during the original show dates, 25-27 January 2022.
The Texworld and Apparel Sourcing New York City summer edition is meant to take place as an in-person event again 19-21 July 2022.
Innatex postpones January edition
The winter edition of green fashion trade show Innatex in Hofheim-Wallau (near Frankfurt) will not take place as planned 21-23 January but is being postponed by one month. With the new schedule trade show organizer Muveo reacts to the latest forecasts by virologists regarding the spreading of the Omicron variant in January, which remains unpredictable. Muveo intends to offer a new date in mid- or late February and is currently in talks with exhibitors about the future plan.
It had not yet been decided, he said, what adjustments the organizers would ultimately be making to the original concept with its various program elements, to ensure compliance with the guidelines in force during the event.