Events Calendar 2020—An Update Following the Coronavirus Outbreak

Events Calendar 2020—An Update Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Courtesy of Light+Building

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, a number of trade shows have been canceled and/or postponed. In this article, you’ll find the list of major events that our media outlet planned to cover this year with an update as to whether these events are canceled, postponed or maintained


The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology was originally scheduled for early March but it was postponed. Light+Building will now take place in Frankfurt am Main from 27 September to 2 October 2020.

Design Shanghai

Design Shanghai is one of the world’s most prestigious international design events and Asia’s premier design event. It is scheduled for 12–15 March 2020 with no sign of alterations. It will be postponed to 26-29 May 2020.

Salone del Mobile

The world’s largest furnishing and accessories fair has been taking place in Milan, Italy, every year in April since its launch in 1961. Salone del Mobile has been CANCELED.

ICFF New York

New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, originally scheduled to run from 17-20 May 2020, has been CANCELED.


Chicago’s international platform for commercial design, NeoCon is scheduled to take place 8-10 June 2020. The event has recently been postponed. We are waiting for an update.


It is most likely too early to tell for the following events:

London Design Biennale, Maison&Objet, Cersaie Bologna, Orgatec Cologne, EquipHotel Paris, Big5 Dubai

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