According to the organisers, the decision was driven by the lack of information on health requirements from the authorities for major international events planned for September, as well as possible travel restrictions for international visitors. “A survey conducted amongst loyal textile and clothing buyers indicates that most of them are not yet ready to travel. Serious consideration of all these issues and the lack of guarantees that this major event can be organised under good conditions has forced us to take this decision. A difficult decision, but one that is responsible to our visitors, exhibitors and partners”, said Frédéric Bougeard, President, Messe Frankfurt France.

The next edition of Leatherworld Paris is scheduled to take place February 1 – 4, 2021.