The whole world is going through a tough time because of COVID- 19, the disease caused by a coronavirus. The disease has accelerated and continues to wreak havoc around the world. It has affected all the sectors and markets. The global ceramic tiles and design industry has also been hugely affected by this. There are a lot of leading events that have been canceled and postponed because of COVID-19 because of health and safety as the ultimate priorities. The most anticipated industry events that have been forced to postpone and which have been canceled are right here with the current status:
Every April, Salonedel Mobile descends upon—and dominates—Milan, a city that’s been hard-hit by the coronavirus. As a result, the world’s most important furniture show, slated for April 9–14, 2020 has been canceled. It will now take place next year in April from 13 -18, 2021.
Marble Izmir Fair
Marble Izmir, 26th International Natural Stone & Technologies Fair which was scheduled for April 1-4, 2020 in Izmir, Turkey is postponed on a later date. The new dates will be announced after the consultation with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade and the relevant industries.
Coverings, the Global Tile and Stone Fair have canceled its 2020 edition due to COVID-19. The show was originally planned in the month of April 20 – 23, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Now it will take place next year from 13 April, 2021 –16 April, 2021.
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is also been canceled due to COVID-19. It was scheduled to take place from May 17 – 20, 2020 in Javits Centre, NYC, USA. The fair will take place in the next year from15 May – 18 May, 2021.
The leading show which takes place in Toronto has been rescheduled because of COVID-19. The show which was originally slated to take place on May 12-14, 2020 will come with new dates very soon.
Tecnargilla, the world’s most important exhibition of supplies to the surface coverings industry, has been postponed until 2021. The decision was taken by Acimac (Italian Ceramic Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers’ Association) and IEG (Italian Exhibition Group) with the aim of ensuring that the event can be held in the best possible conditions.
Cersaie 2020 will be held in the Bologna Exhibition Centre from 9 to 13 November, 2020 and will adopt a safer, more engaging and more international exhibition format. Originally the show was scheduled in the month of September. The first international event in the sector of this year will be a unique opportunity to draw lessons from the emergency and rethink the world of architecture and home design in a way that brings together health and beauty.
The Big 5 Dubai
Dmg events have announced that their annual trade show, The Big 5, Dubai 2020 has been postponed and now will be held next year on 12-15 September 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new dates also apply to the specialised events that are staged alongside The Big 5 – The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo. This year’s event was scheduled on 23-26 November in Dubai.