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Proposte moves to April

Italian fabric exhibition Proposte is to take place in April next year, rather than its traditional May schedule and change the days it takes part on.

The 27th edition of the show will again take place at Villa Erba overlooking Lake Como but from 15-17 April.

This will see the show open Monday to Wednesday, rather than the established Wednesday to Friday. The show organisers said the decision had been taken ‘after much debate’ and it hoped visitors would be able to combine the show with visiting Salone del Mobile (9-14 April).

‘Considering the national and international calendar of the various civil and religious festivities the upcoming edition of Proposte should have been held in late May, a date we considered too far along for our market of reference,’ said Mauro Cavelli, Proposte chairman.

‘This is why we chose to anticipate the event to April, in the wake of the Salone del Mobile. This means that the famous event will close on Sunday in Milan and the gates of Villa Erba will open on the following Monday. We believe that by placing the date of our exhibition so close to that of the Salone del Mobile we will make it easier for our foreign visitors to attend both events in a short time and on a single trip.’