Kingpins Cancels Hong Kong 2020 Show
Given the current health concerns and significant travel restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus in China, Kingpins Show organizers have opted to cancel the Kingpins Hong Kong show, originally slated for May 13/14.
NEW YORK | February 11, 2020 | The 2020 edition of Kingpins Hong Kong has been cancelled due to health concerns and travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus epidemic in China. Originally set for May 13/14, 2020, the next edition of Kingpins Hong Kong will now take place in May 2021.
“We are very concerned about the situation in China and understand that many of our exhibitors and attendees are dealing with extreme difficulties and uncertainty due to efforts to contain the spread of the virus,” said Andrew Olah, founder of Kingpins Show. “In light of these issues and the expectation that the disruption will continue for some time, we felt it best to cancel our Hong Kong event. The health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees is our primary concern. We will be back in 2021.”
Kingpins organizers will continue to monitor the situation in China.
“The Asian denim market remains central to the global denim industry and we look forward to bringing this international community together in September,” said Vivian Wang, managing director of Kingpins.
Kingpins’ 2020 event calendar is as follows:
Kingpins Amsterdam – April 22/23
Transformers: ED [Amsterdam] – April 24
Transformers: Catalysts [New York] – June 1
Kingpins New York – June 2/3
Kingpins China City Tour – September 2 + 4
Transformers: Topic TBA [Amsterdam] – October 27
Kingpins Amsterdam – October 28/29
Kingpins New York – November 17/18
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The Kingpins Show is an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills from the U.S., Japan, China, India, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, Spain and Mexico; wash houses; full package manufacturers; trim providers; and makers of technology, wash chemicals and business solutions. Kingpins, which launched in 2004, produces biannual shows in New York and Amsterdam, as well as annual shows in Hong Kong and China.