Liberty Fairs just announced in an email early tonight that it’s cancelling both its August and September shows, fall was originally scheduled to happen during New York Fashion Week, and partner with Informa, taking place September 22 to September 24.
Liberty Fairs has high hopes it can revive physical trade shows in 2021 with the utmost caution and awareness at that time, as well as it should be more safe, Liberty Fairs will launch its first virtual marketplace in the next few weeks on August 3, where you can register here.
Here’s the official email from Liberty Fairs that dropped tonight….
To our Community:
After careful consideration, LF&LF is officially canceling the Liberty Fairs shows originally slated for August and September this year. We believe it is our ethical responsibility to revisit physical trade shows at a safer time and with best practices in place, and so are looking towards 2021 with high hopes.
This decision was made with our community’s health and safety in mind. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of group gatherings through the end of this year remains unclear even as we closely monitor reopening timelines and border restrictions.
Still, it’s an exciting and necessary time to explore viable new formats for trade as we reevaluate the state of our industry. Our vision for trade and fashion wholesale prioritizes both digital and experiential spaces as key to our collective success.
In the next few months, we’ll be launching the first Virtual Marketplace for Liberty Fairs. You’ll be able to easily discover and transact online in our #WorkingFromHome world. See below for details:
August 3: Liberty Fairs Virtual Marketplace
We are also proud to announce a new addition to our Liberty Fairs Team, Edwina Kulego. Formerly the International Sales Director at Informa Markets, Edwina will now join us as Vice President of Liberty Fairs.
Amidst all this newness, we’ll never lose sight of what makes Liberty Fairs so integral to our community. Rest assured that we’re moving forward with the same energy we’ve always had – after all, it’s seeing familiar faces, discovering beautiful new things, and creating those finishing touches that really make our events a special place to be. We’ll miss seeing you in person this year, but it’ll be all the sweeter when we meet again in 2021. In the meantime, see you online!
Sending peace & love,
LF&LF – Liberty Fairs Team