PARIS — Trade show giant Eurovet said it would move its July 2016 editions of the Mode City intimates and Interfilière textile trade fairs to Lyon, France, in lieu of Paris.
Next year’s event has been scheduled for July 9 to 11 at Lyon Eurexpo exhibition center.
Organizers cited an overlap with the UEFA Euro 2016 finals, scheduled for July 10 in Paris and “the obvious logistical constraints in the organization of the fairs” given higher hotel occupancy, higher average hotel daily rates as well as flight costs due to the soccer event.
It marks a return to Lyon for the fairs that were held in the city in east-central France until 2008.
Salon International de la Lingerie and SIL’s sister event Interfilière are scheduled to take place as originally planned at the Porte de Versailles with a three-day run that begins Jan. 23, 2016. In 2015, the fairs attracted around 15,000 visitors.