FIT Show organisers today confirmed that the September event is to be postponed for a second time through continuing pandemic disruption and will now take place in May 2022.

Event director Nickie West said the sharp rise in positive cases, coupled with the ongoing ambiguity surrounding necessary restrictions created too much uncertainty to continue as planned.

But she said that the majority of the brands that had signed up for the show supported the decision and would be going forward with the event next May, adding “The new dateline will also present a more secure proposition for brands who may have been hesitant to exhibit in September.”

It is understood some European exhibitors also had concerns over possible travel restrictions.

The previous postponement from May ’21 to September read story was the second time the show has fallen victim to the pandemic after initial plans to move the biennial event to an annual platform with the addition of a 2020 show were reversed in reaction to the initial spread of the virus read story