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January 2021

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM JANUARY 2021 38 SALONE DEL MOBILE MILANO 2021 WILL BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER We are finally in a position to announce the date of Salone del Mobile Milano 2021 following lengthy, wide-ranging discussions between the Salone del Mobile management and Fiera Milano to consider the delicate task of finding the best possible solutions for enabling Salone del Mobile Milano 2021 to go ahead, while guaranteeing safety in light of the ongoing pandemic. The sixtieth edition of the Salone will not be held in April in 2021 as is traditional, but from September 5-10. Claudio Luti, President of Salone del Mobile, said, "Being able to hold the Salone next year is an absolute priority for all those whose lives revolve around design. We have tried very hard over the last few weeks to avoid making proclamations or announcements that might subsequently have to be retracted or revised in view of the evolving situation. "Moving the dates of Salone del Mobile is not just a matter of rejigging the calendar, we also had to consider the many days needed to set up and dismantle the various pavilions, which in turn must fit in with the demands of many other fairs held in the Fiera Milano spaces. Now that we have achieved the best possible all-round solution, thanks to the collaboration of Fiera Milano, we are in a position to confirm the new date. "We also believe that moving the fair to September will leave enough time for the ongoing acute phase of the pandemic to subside, and that this will provide a real chance to kick-start design at the global level. "We all need the Salone in Milan. Over the last few months, clients and designers from all over the world, and the press that follows us at the international level, have been asking us to confirm the dates for this edition. We'll be there, and we'll be even more attractive and more motivated, just as motivated as the companies that are working to design and manufacture the best possible products. "After such a lengthy period of physical and social distancing in every sphere, we would like to be able to see the Salone as an opportunity for actual meeting and discussion, and as a chance for us all to share our excitement with a city buzzing with new ideas." For the first time, the 60th edition will bring together all product categories, representing a special moment. Please visit for more information. HPBEXPO ANNOUNCES NEW DATES AND LOCATION FOR 2021 EVENT HPBExpo 2021 reschedules for June in Louisville, Kentucky The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) announced that it has made the difficult decision to postpone HPBExpo 2021 due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for early March in Nashville, Tennessee, HPBExpo 2021 will now be held June 23-26 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. "The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors and staff have always been our number-one priority," stated Kelly VanDermark, HPBA's Vice President of Expositions and Events. "Based on the current situation, the leadership of HPBA and the Expo Committee have decided it is in the best interest of all T R A D E S H O W N E W S SALONE DEL MOBILE MILANO 2021 / HPBEXPO / NY LUXURY DESIGN FAIR

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