Scoperta moves again    

Cirencester, England – Scoperta, the decorative textiles and home textiles trade show that runs concurrently with Proposte, will move its location to Chiasso, Switzerland, its first home during eight of its 11 years.

The show runs May 6 to 8, while Proposte runs May 7 to 10.

Last September, Bill Davis, head of Scoperta organizer Trade Link, said the exhibition would be held in Como, Italy, next door to Cernobbio, the site of the high-end Proposte decorative fabric exhibition at Villa Erba.

Then in December the location was changed to Fiera Milano, the expansive exhibition center in Rho, Italy – a distance of some 45 minutes portal to portal. Scoperta planned to provide mini-bus service, chauffer-driven Mercedes limos and even helicopters to expedite visitors between the two sites. The Fiera Milano site was deemed to be a better locale than the Como one, Davis said at the time.

Returning to its roots in Chiasso at Palapenz, will cut the travel time to 10 or 15 minutes, Davis said. The show will be housed in the main hall as well as in a temporary structure with a total of up to 60 exhibitors. Visas will be necessary for visitors to Switzerland and from outside the E.U. But he noted that with the easing of visa requirements at the end of 2008, “it is anticipated that the border controls between Italy and Switzerland will be quick and easy.”

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