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MUNICH FABRIC START CANCELLATION & ANNOUNCEMENT OF FABRIC DAYS

MFS

In order to still offer our loyal exhibitors a perspective despite the cancellation of Munich Fabric Start, we are now organising a special business event that concentrates on the essentials and keeps the scheduling: FABRIC DAYS from 1 - 3 September 2020.

Two weeks ago, MUNICH FABRIC START from 1 - 3 September 2020 as the first trade fair for the textile industry after the Covid-19 lockdown was confirmed – taking into account the applicable safety and hygiene measures. With the move to the large interim location of Messe München-Riem and the exhibitor registrations of 650 suppliers received at the beginning of June, it was possible to implement this challenging plan despite the short time available.

 

The organisers have been working flat out to organise a trade fair at the well-known level and thus offer the industry a perspective.

 

Unfortunately, despite all our efforts, the organisers are now forced to cancel MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE from 1 - 3 September 2020.

 

This hard decision is mainly based on the ongoing travel restrictions in and outside of Europe which is causing great planning uncertainty for companies and has led to cancellations by international exhibitors who had previously confirmed their participation. These issues make it impossible for us to realize this trade fair in the previously announced and well-known form.

 

”Despite all our efforts we now had to make the difficult but unavoidable decision to cancel MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE from 1 - 3 September 2020 due to the continuing travel restrictions and further exhibitor cancellations as a result. Our priority now is to offer a special event to those exhibitors and agencies who are willing and able to present their new products on this date. With FABRIC DAYS, we offer a business focused event in Munich that concentrates on the essentials and enables the industry to work efficiently under the new conditions.”
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START

 

The organisers are encouraged by the commitment, support and cooperation of a large group of exhibitors and long-standing partners who, despite the difficult situation, remain registered and have confirmed their participation in the fair.

 

As a partner to the industry, it is part of the MUNICH FABRIC START team’s philosophy to now offer an event to the exhibitors and agencies who want to keep this appointment and definitely want to exhibit in Munich. FABRIC DAYS is a special event format for a limited number of exhibitors in four halls of the MOC, taking into account the applicable safety and hygiene measures.

 

FABRIC DAYS from 1 - 3 September 2020 in Munich presents a business focused event format which is reduced to the essentials and designed to stabilise and support the industry in the return to business. Thus, the MUNICH FABRIC START team will continue to pursue the goal of providing the industry with a valuable and positive impulse.

 

FABRIC DAYS: 1 – 3 September 2020

VIEW PREMIUM SELECTION: 8 – 9 December 2020

MUNICH FABRIC START: 26 – 28 January 2021

 

MUNICH FABRIC START & BLUEZONE WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1 – 3 SEPTEMBER 2020 IN INTERIM LOCATION

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The next MUNICH FABRIC START Autumn.Winter 21/22 will take place as planned from 1 – 3 September 2020 in Munich! After months of trade fair and event cancellations, the organizers of the International Fabric Trade Fair are very pleased to be able to confirm this officially.

“As a long standing partner of the industry, we see it as our personal mission in these challenging times to make MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE the first trade fair for the textile industry after the Covid-19 lockdown. To once again offer the fashion industry a professional platform for inspiration, networking and collection showcase in Munich”, says Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director of MUNICH FABRIC START.

 

This is possible thanks to the implementation of a specially developed safety and hygiene concept, for which MUNICH FABRIC START will move to an interim location on the spacious exhibition grounds of Messe München-Riem in September 2020.

 

With the specially compiled safety and hygiene concept to reduce the risk of infection, the organisers of MUNICH FABRIC START can ensure compliance with the current state requirements for holding a trade fair. The organisers are referring to the statement issued by the Bavarian state government on 26 May 2020, according to which trade fairs may be held again in Bavaria from 1 September 2020, taking into account the protection against infection.

 

The new requirements entail numerous structural, organisational and personal measures that are necessary for smooth and safe trade fair operations. Due to the site restrictions in the MOC, Zenith Hall and the Kesselhaus, many of these necessary precautions cannot be adequately implemented in the traditional location.

 

“After extensive inspection, we have come to the conclusion that MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE in September 2020 will unfortunately not be able to take place in our proven and beloved location – in the MOC and on the Zenith site. This insight has presented us with several new challenges. Over the last few weeks, we have been working to secure an alternative solution. Today, we are very pleased to be able to communicate that we will hold the upcoming MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE from 1 - 3 September 2020 at the Munich-Riem fairground, thanks to our long standing partnership with Messe München. We are happy to take on the additional costs and planning associated with the move to this interim location in order to offer the industry a perspective right now.”
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START

 

“These unique times require flexible thinking and actions from all of us, often resulting in bold decisions. We see this exceptional solution as the most viable way to organize a trade fair with an international audience at this scale, at this time in September. We will gladly accept the challenge of bringing our unique MUNICH FABRIC START flair to the Exhibition Centre in Munich-Riem.”
Frank Junker, Creative Director MUNICH FABRIC START

 

The fact that the industry would like the trade fair to happen as scheduled is demonstrated by the more than 650 registrations already received from international suppliers for MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE. The organisers have drawn up a consistent concept for the occupancy of 4 halls in the interim location with a total area of 45,000m2. This will allow all exhibition areas and segments of the MUNICH FABRIC START, BLUEZONE and KEYHOUSE to be represented as usual in September.

 

The spacious Messe München Fairground in Riem has ground level exhibition halls, numerous spacious entrances and loading gates, as well as ground level parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the halls, thus providing optimum conditions for the required flexible capacity and infrastructure. Our top priority is the health and safety of all participating exhibitors, visitors and contributors during the fair.

 

The MUNICH FABRIC START Team looks forward to the reunion with the whole textile industry in Munich again soon.

MUNICH FABRIC START | BLUEZONE | KEYHOUSE
01 September 2020: 9.30am – 6.30pm
02 September 2020: 9.30am – 6.30pm
03 September 2020: 9.30am – 4.00pm


NEW VENUE - INTERIM LOCATION
MESSE MÜNCHEN-RIEM
Am Messesee
81829 Munich

VIEW PREMIUM SELECTION IN JULY 2020 IS CANCELLED

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Based on valuable insights and the feedback of experts and producers against the background of current developments, we are compelled to cancel VIEW Premium Selection on July 14 - 15, 2020. This decision is a very difficult one for us. We deeply regret that we will not be able to hold our beloved VIEW this summer – especially since we know how important it is for the textile industry to exchange personal information and resume business relations as quickly as possible.

Dear press- and media representatives,

 

In the current difficult and uncertain situation, it is more important than ever to work together and to face the newly emerging challenges as a strong community. In that respect, we are aware of the great importance and relevance our trade fairs has for manufacturers and fashion companies as a platform for exchange and business.

 

In view of the fact that the VIEW does not necessarily fall under the ban on major events announced by the German government on April 15th 2020 as well as based on the latest expert findings, we also remain in close contact with other trade fair organisers and associations. Last week, we also conducted a survey among the mainstay of our event, our exhibitors, asking them for their opinion and assessment of VIEW Premium Selection in July 2020.

 

The survey showed that the majority of the market has no need for a preview textile fair in this extraordinary situation, as most of the new collections cannot be developed in time due to confirmed production delays. Moreover, the ban on major events and travel restrictions, which are likely to remain in place for some time, does not allow for the necessary planning for this B2B event in July. Above all, the health and safety of our exhibitors and visitors is our top priority.

 

“Based on these valuable insights and the feedback of experts and producers against the background of current developments, we are compelled to cancel VIEW Premium Selection on July 14 - 15, 2020. This decision is a very difficult one for us. We deeply regret that we will not be able to hold our beloved VIEW this summer – especially since we know how important it is for the textile industry to exchange personal information and resume business relations as quickly as possible. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our exhibitors, visitors and our service companies for their great loyalty, optimism and trust in us at all times which we greatly appreciate. We’re continuing to do our best to provide an optimal platform as soon as possible.”

Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start

 

 

“Our goal now is to be able to organise MUNICH FABRIC START from 01 - 03 September 2020 followed by VIEW Premium Selection from 08 - 09 December 2020. Of course, following the necessary precautions, which includes ongoing integrated hygiene measures as well as controlled visitor guidance and minimum distance rules on site. Together with various specialists, we are currently working on a step-by-step plan with specific recommendations for action on the implementation of trade fairs which take into account any official regulations.”

Frank Junker, Creative Director MUNICH FABRIC START

 

The ban on major events in Germany is currently in effect until August 31st 2020, which according to current planning means we offer the first possible platform to kick off the Autumn.Winter 21/22 season with our MUNICH FABRIC START trade fair date. The numerous stand registrations already received are a great support for our efforts.

 

We thank everyone who is actively shaping the future together with us and we are looking forward to a reunion with all industry players in Munich again soon.

 

Stay healthy!

 

 

MUNICH FABRIC START PRESS STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

During this difficult and uncertain phase, the thoughts and sympathy of the entire MUNICH FABRIC START team are especially with people who live in countries without a functioning healthcare system or facing evacuation. We are aware of the impact on the global textile industry and see the great challenges our industry has to face...

As an organiser of trade fairs, the current situation also prevents the heart of our business: bringing together people and exchanging information in the industry. We are aware of the great importance and relevance of our trade fair for manufacturers and fashion companies.

 

“In this situation, the next meeting and exchange of ideas will become incredibly important. We want to set an example by offering a perspective and providing the textile industry a platform with optimal conditions as soon as possible. To achieve this, we remain flexible in our actions and are prepared to respond to any future developments. We are currently organising the next two fairs as usual and are working at full capacity to ensure that VIEW Premium Selection in July 2020 and MUNICH FABRIC START in September 2020 can take place on the planned dates.”
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START

 

The current time of isolation and social distancing affects all players in the industry which is why coming together at the fair will be immensely valuable. This is confirmed by the usual high number of registrations and positive feedback we are currently receiving. BLUEZONE is already fully booked for September 2020 and we are stunned by the great amount of trust and loyalty placed in us.

 

At this point, we also try to put ourselves in the position of the exhibitors and visitors to find solutions which are best for all parties involved. To this end, we are currently examining various scenarios with which we can react flexibly and in a solution-oriented manner to any changes in government guidelines for events.

 

“At the moment, it is probably more a question of thinking about how to organise a trade fair with Corona – instead of after Corona. We are therefore already thinking about necessary modifications for possible Plan B scenarios. In addition to hygiene measures, this may include for example, widening aisles between the stands to create the necessary distancing, possibly regulating access to the exhibition halls, distributing the visitor flow to avoid congestion, distance markings or digital ticketing.”
Frank Junker, Creative Director MUNICH FABRIC START

 

The current push for digital alternatives also offers interesting approaches. We are taking a proactive approach to the opportunities which may open up here in the future. At the same time, we are convinced that a digital solution can never completely replace our core business, textile products. Therefore, our Plan B is not necessarily completely digital – in view of the fact that a digital format involves many different parameters and functions that have to interlock perfectly. Therefore, if we were to implement a digital format within only a few months, we will not be able to meet all of our requirements.

 

There are still several months until our trade fair dates – valuable time that can be decisive. For the moment, it means waiting for developments in the next few weeks and making decisions on this basis. At this point in time, it is still too early to make a final statement on the execution of the two trade fairs. It is expected that we will be able to make a decision at the end of April as to whether the fairs can take place. We are in close contact with other trade fair organizers and rely on the findings of experts and political decisions, without own interpretations or statements on the current social and political issues.

 

We look forward to hopefully seeing all industry players soon again in Munich. Stay healthy!

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