Eurovet has announced that its Mode City and Interfilère trade shows will return to Lyon for the July 2016 session, as an international football tournament heads to Paris.
The timing of the exhibitions, due be held on July 9-11, clashes with the UEFA Euro 2016 final on July 10.
The decision to relocate the shows was made to prevent restrictions on transport, parking and hotel stays over the three days.
Show organisers said in a statement today: “The impact of such a large-scale event on hotel occupancy, airlines and taxis, as well as the considerable rise in prices already observed in accommodation near the Porte de Versailles exhibition park, where the journalists from the Euro Press Centre will be staying, prompted us to consult a number of visitors and exhibitors accounting for over half the exhibiting area.
“This consultation showed that most exhibitors and Eurovet wanted above all to facilitate matters and service for their clients, leading to this decision whereby these two leading shows in the worlds of summer intimates and beachwear will be moving back to the city of Lyon – where they originated – for 2016.”
Mode City and Interfilère left Lyon for Paris in 2008 and in the meantime, Lyon has increased its hotel capacity and accessibility.
Lyon is a centre for textiles, arts and culture, hosting well-known international events, such as the Biennale de la Danse and the Light Festival.
It boasts museums designed with futuristic architecture, including the Musée des Confluences, which opened last year, thus offering various sources of inspiration for designers and buyers from all over the world.