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Coronavirus Forces Bangladesh Denim Expo to Cancel April Event

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Bangladesh Denim Expo is the latest denim industry event cancelling over COVID-19 concerns.

This week on its Facebook page, the trade show announced the cancellation of its April 6-7 event in Dhaka. The trade show was expected to attract 100 domestic and international vendors. Additionally, the Bangladesh Fashion Summit was to take place alongside the trade show.

“Given the severity of concerns regarding the virus globally and our wish to protect the well-being of our staff, visitors and exhibitors [it is] with the deepest regret, that we will be postponing the forthcoming 12th edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo, scheduled for the 6th and 7th of April,” the trade show wrote on Facebook.

New dates for the expo will be announced soon.

Health concerns and travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus outbreak have forced several denim events to be cancelled.

On Monday, Kingpins announced it would pull the plug on its Amsterdam event April 22-23. It also canceled its Hong Kong show previously scheduled for May.

Denimandjeans cancelled its first-ever event in Japan, which was to take place in Tokyo’s Sunshine City on March 4-5.

Denim brands are feeling the effects of the virus, too. This week, Levi’s cancelled the New York City press preview for its Fall/Winter 20-21 collection, with plans to reschedule the event in May.

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