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Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS Announces Events Update (9/10/20)
Reed Exhibitions and PERFORMANCE DAYS today announced the postponement of Functional Fabric Fair Portland from November 18-19, 2020, to April 14-15, 2021, at the Oregon Convention Center. Additionally, Functional Fabric Fair New York, previously rescheduled from July 2020 to January 2021, will now move to July 19-20, 2021, at the Javits Center in New York City.
“Because the health and safety of all those involved with Functional Fabric Fair events remain our top priority, we have made the decision to delay meeting in person until spring 2021,”said Steve McCullough, Functional Fabric Fairs event director. “While we sincerely miss seeing our peers face to face at events, we remain focused on what we can do right now through virtual platforms to help our community connect and press forward.”
Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS will again shift to driving industry connections and commerce through the FFF360 Connects online community and the Expert Talks Live Webinar Series, resuming this fall.
Since the pandemic began, Reed Exhibitions and PERFORMANCE DAYS moved quickly to prioritize industry health and safety by postponing in-person events, while pivoting business models to facilitate virtual industry connections, education and commerce. This spring, event organizers announced the launch of the FFF360 Connects online community and the Expert Talks Live Webinar Series; followed by formalizing an official FFF Advisory Board, comprised of fourteen respected executives from the international performance and fashion apparel industry. This summer, event organizers announced plans for a digital fabric look-book and the partnership with XRite® for premium 3D virtual fabric renderings. On July 20-23, Functional Fabric Fairs powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS hosted nearly 1,200 industry professionals for the first FFF360 Connects Expert Talks Live Webinar Series, featuring 12 interactive education sessions on trending industry topics (now available on-demand at FunctionalFabricFair.com)
“We are fortunate to have the support and guidance from PERFORMANCE DAYS, the Fair Advisory Board and many Show stakeholders, plus the global resources of Reed Exhibitions Worldwide,” said McCullough. “This important collaboration has allowed us to anticipate industry needs to build an innovative online community and business platform that will help our customers succeed in these challenging times.”
Reed Exhibitions and PERFORMANCE DAYS will announce details of virtual fall programming in the near future.
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