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MUNICH – Performance Days, one of the most popular textile and fashion exhibitions in the calendar, has announced a welcome return to live events. It’s first in-person event for the trade show since the pandemic broke, and will take place from December 1 to 2 at the New Trade Center in Munich.

This episode of Performance Days will be run as a hybrid event in order to enable those who are unable to attend the trade show to follow it digitally.

The event organisers said Performance Days will be operated in strict compliance with the current official hygiene regulations and in close cooperation with the Messe München authorities.

They added in a press statement: “Trade visitors can look forward to an extensive portfolio of exhibitors showcasing their latest functional textiles and fabric innovations for the upcoming winter season, winter 2023/24.”

As part of the newly developed “remote booths” concept, trade visitors will for the first time also find collections from exhibitors who cannot be in Munich in person for the trade show. This will include the option of interactive exchanges via chat, call or video call.

Two further Performance Days fairs are also planned as live events: The Functional Fabric Fair by in Portland, Oregon, USA on November 17-18, 2021 and Functional Textiles Shanghai by on December 6-7, 2021.

During the pandemic, trade fair organisers have switched to digital-only events. These proved popular initially but anecdotal evidence suggests capturing and maintaining audience attention for such events is proving more and more difficult. Moreover, such events are less relevant to shows like Performance Days when there is a strong focus on the presentation of new fabrics and collections.

Registration is now open for Performance Days at www.functionalfabricfair.com/ and www.functionaltextilesshanghai.com

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