Dear Swim Collective and Active Collective Community,
Our team has been in communication with our community of brands and retailers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and closely over the last several months discussing the impact of the pandemic on your respective businesses. COVID-19-related challenges affecting our community include ongoing restrictions on corporate travel, supply chain disruptions, impacted line breaks and overall budget constraints.
We have been listening, and the majority of you have indicated a readiness to return to face-to-face events in Q1 of 2022, rather than 2021. In response to the needs of our community and the ongoing impact of the pandemic, we are cancelling the Active Collective and Swim Collective California, originally scheduled for July 28-29, 2021 and Active Collective NY, originally scheduled for August 18-19, 2021. The next edition of Swim Collective and Active Collective will be held in January 2022.
In these past months we have gained valuable insight from all of you, and we are thrilled to take this opportunity to reimagine and innovate our marketplace and introduce a new narrative and fresh perspective on our Active and Swim Collective Shows. Creativity, innovation, and reinvention are core to our industries, and we look forward to unveiling our plans for our reimagined Active and Swim Collective Shows brand in the coming weeks.
Exhibiting brands who are contracted for our summer shows will have the opportunity to rollover the funds you’ve invested to a future event or get a refund. We will be in touch with each of you to discuss next steps.
We are grateful for your continued partnership and look forward to reuniting in 2022.
The Collective Shows Team