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Filo prepares for its 55th edition

Despite some uncertainties related to the resurgence of COVID-19, Filo says it is not giving up its role as the leading international exhibition for the yarn industry.

9th November 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan, Italy

Knitted Outerwear

Despite some uncertainties related to the resurgence of COVID-19, Filo is not giving up its role as the leading international exhibition for the yarn industry, and is beginning the planning of its 55th edition, scheduled for 24-25 February 2021 at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre.

In view of the 55th edition of Filo, the first step will be, as usual, the presentation of product development proposals, which will take place in December through a webinar, the organisers said in a statement this morning.

Paolo Monfermoso, general manager of Filo, explains: “The presentation of product development proposals is a situation where digital tools are an added value for our fair. Even beyond the current travelling difficulties, the webinar enables us to reach, at one time and in a simple, efficient and quick way, all those people who are interested in participating, in Italy and abroad, from exhibitors to style department officers and journalists. Figures on the rate of participation in July webinar for the presentation of the 54th edition of Filo show how this channel allowed us to talk to a wider audience, compared to the one that traditionally participated in Biella, Milan and Prato meetings.”

Mr. Monfermoso adds: “From our point of view, the opposite is true when we come to the presentation of exhibiting companies’ products: in this case, the show in attendance is essential. Virtual exhibitions, in fact, are not enough to show all the qualities of a textile product and the great creativity of our companies that is at the basis. In addition, virtual exhibitions fail to account for the flexibility and adaptability that exhibiting companies put at the service of their customers. In October Filo was a further confirmation of this concept, also for its ability to demonstrate the desire and tenacity with which the exhibiting companies intend to respond to the crisis caused by the pandemic, resuming together - from a supply chain perspective - the path of growth.”

The 55th edition of Filo will take place from the 24-25 of February 2021 at Mico – Milano Convention Center (via Gattamelata 5, Milano).

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