According to an assessment of the Covid-19 situation and after discussions with exhibitors and authorities, it is not possible at the moment to plan a large exhibition of this magnitude. A further political decision regarding trade fairs and events requirements and restrictions will be made at the end of March and it is deemed simply too late for trade show CEO Arnd Hinrich Kappe and those involved. The Offenbach leather goods fair will therefore take place exclusively digitally for this season. "ILM has proved to be an excellent platform for orders and we would like it to take place – but in this situation it is unfortunately not realistic and justifiable in the near future to organize an important trade show like ours", continues Kappe.
At the moment, the dates of the first Frankfurt fashion week (from 6 to 8 July) have been confirmed, during which ILM will hold its Xtra Order Days.
The next ILM in attendance, on the other hand, is currently scheduled for 4-6 September 2021.