Following several postponements and false starts since its 2019 relaunch, interior fabrics fair Decosit, organised by Belgian textile federation Fedustria, enjoyed a successful second edition earlier this month.
Undeterred by the number of show cancellations going on around it, Fedustria, in collaboration with IJV-IFAS, pressed on with staging the show in hall 10 of Brussels Expo – albeit a month later than usual.
Fedustria reports that Decosit attracted a number of exhibitors and visitors in line with its first edition.
"Given the exceptional situation, we are satisfied with the result," says Fedustria spokesperson, Kris Vermoesen. "There was a positive atmosphere, now that exhibitors and customers could meet each other face to face, discover new products and touch fabrics again.
"Not only did we remain constant compared to our first edition, despite the restrictions that still apply to international travel, we also noticed a sharp increase in online registrations. People want to be kept informed. That reassures the organisation, and makes them hopeful for the future."
The next edition will take place in early September 2022.