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Proposte tallies up 2013

Cernobbio, Italy - Weakness in the European economy slightly depressed attendance at the recent Proposte show here, but the number of visitors from Australia,
China, Japan, Greece, India, Poland, Taiwan and Turkey increased.

There were 372 attendees from the United States, up from 236 last year.

The furnishings fabrics and curtains fair drew 6,151 visitors, down 3.33% from last year. Non-Italian visits made up 65% of the attendees.

"While customers generally planned cautious buying, demonstrating the need to proceed warily in ever-changing markets, the event was judged by the exhibitors to be lively given the variety of countries represented and the interest shown in the new collections," the show said in a statement.

The next edition of Proposte in Cernobbio will take place May 7-9, 2014. This summer, the first Proposte Shangahi show will be held from Aug. 27-29 as part of the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles show.


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