The international trade fair for surface technology SurfaceEngineering Germany rescheduled for October 2020 has been cancelled due to the corona virus pandemic, note a press release from the organizers.
“We wish we could have avoided it, but in the end we had no choice. We have to cancel the international trade fair for surface technology in October 2020 due to the corona virus pandemic, the press release stated.
“In numerous discussions over the past few weeks, the situation had become increasingly clearer: Due to the economic crisis situation, in which some companies are simply struggling to survive, there are other topics on the agenda at present than participation in a trade fair. The question of health and infection protection also continues to be of central importance. Whether for business or private reasons - a large part of the population reduces travel activities and contacts to the bare essentials. Travelling particularly on an international level is difficult. Added to this are hygiene concepts and political guidelines for trade fairs, which would have considerably clouded the traditional appearance of the event.
“A visitor survey conducted last week was the final reason for the cancellation. According to this survey, around 60 percent of the usual visitors to SurfaceTechnology GERMANY have already ruled out a visit or at least expressed doubts about a visit.
“We very much regret this situation. At the same time, we assure you that we will now devote all our energy and efforts to creating a strong SurfaceTechnology GERMANY in June 2022, which will be all the more important once the crisis has been overcome.
The new dates are: June 21 – 23, 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany.