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%.
Organisers may have been cancelling trade shows in China in recent weeks, but some organisers are looking to the future and on Tuesday, Première Vision announced the launch of a new event in China this November.
The French organiser of lingerie and swimwear trade events is busy on a new Parisian project for next June, and meanwhile has relocated the Curve Las Vegas show to Los Angeles and Interfilière Hong Kong to Shenzhen.