29 Nov 2021Uncertainty cancels LingeriePRO January 2022

Outsmarted by the virus again, and perhaps not for the last. (DS 27/11/21)
"Today I feel more company sufferer than company manager." (Katrien Vermeire from Sound of Silence in DS 20/11/21)
"Not a pleasant message, the fight against covid will be a long one and for several years." (Isabel Albers in De Tijd 27/11/21)
'Are we evolving towards a 'Hibernation society' in which society is forced to put a glass bell on from November to the beginning of spring?' (letter to local news website, 29/10/21)
These are some quotes and headlines that have caught our eye in the last few days and summarize for us the current uncertainty. Uncertainty that Sabine and I had hoped would never cross our path again…
And it crosses everyone's path, as evidenced by responses from brands, agents and distributors. The doubt sows confusion because the desire to finally be able to come together again as a lingerie sector at LingeriePRO is great, but the uncertainty means that a large number of them do not dare to commit themselves further to realize that meeting.
And so we will be 2 years further with still no 40th edition, because we have decided that a fully-fledged LingeriePRO at the end of January 2022 does not have a sufficient basis to guarantee everyone a quality two-day event.
We use the 'long breath' to recharge our batteries and look out for other opportunities and challenges.
Normally, it is typical for New Years wishes to wish each other 'good health'. We wish you this already because it has become an 'always-year wish' more than ever.
We will definitely keep in touch, warm regards,

Sabine & Philippe