EuroBLECH 2020 postponed to 9-12 March 2021
Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced the postponement of EuroBLECH, which was scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 27-30 October 2020. The new dates for the next EuroBLECH 26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology exhibition are 9-12 March 2021.
“This decision was taken after extensive conversations with all exhibitors and partners over recent weeks and months who have expressed their preference not to hold the show in October, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Uncertainties around travel restrictions to maintain the truly international character of the EuroBLECH event were also a concern to many participants,” said the company.
Discussing the announcement, Nicola Hamann, managing director of Mack Brooks Exhibitions, added: “The past months have been challenging, particularly for the sheet metal working industry and its related industry sectors. We have seen a decrease in orders of capital goods and many companies are telling us about their challenges in dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we have recently received authority approval for our Safety and Security concept to hold EuroBLECH in October this year, we have decided to postpone EuroBLECH to Spring 2021.”
As part of a recent series of industry surveys, the participants of EuroBLECH indicated their requirement to network and conduct business to pave the way for the recovery of the industry following the Covid-19 pandemic. EuroBLECH will therefore offer a virtual hub for the global sheet metal working industry in October.
“Following feedback from our exhibitors and visitors indicating the need to participate in an event, even if not in physical form, we will organise a Digital Innovation Summit taking place from 27-30 October 2020, our planned event slot. This Digital Innovation Summit will provide our exhibitors with a platform to demonstrate their latest machines and solutions and arrange virtual meetings with international visitors. We believe it is our duty to assist the industry through these extraordinary times by offering a marketplace this year as a platform for innovations and a starting point for the recovery of the industry,” continued Nicola Hamann.
Every two years, the world’s largest sheet metal working technology exhibition attracts top industry professionals from all over the world. The show targets specialists at all management levels in small and medium-sized companies as well as large enterprises from all key industry sectors. Featuring an enormous amount of live machine demonstrations, EuroBLECH 2018 attracted a total of 56,307 international trade visitors.
For updates and further information, please visit the event website at www.euroblech.com