The next edition of Munich Fabric Start planned for September, 1-3, 2020 is confirmed to take place in Munich, though it will temporarily move to a new location, the spacious exhibition grounds of Messe München-Riem, in order to guarantee safer and healthier conditions than its usual location, the MOC Zentrum and Zenith site.
“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 show 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”, commented Sebastian Klinder, managing director, Munich Fabric Start.
With the specially compiled safety and hygiene concept to reduce the risk of infection, the organisers of the textile trade show 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 edition of the show 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,” continued Klinder.
“These unique times require exible 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,” said Frank Junker, creative director, Munich Fabric Start.
The show has already registered 650 confirmations from international suppliers to exhibit in the new spaces by occupying four halls of a total area of sq.mters 45,000. 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 very safe conditions for the required exible capacity and infrastructure.
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