glasstec 2020 postponed to June 2021
The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have now also impacted glasstec 2020, which has been postponed to 15 to 18 June 2021. In view of the continued uncertainties in terms of travel restrictions and quarantine provisions in the core target markets, Messe Düsseldorf has opted in favour of these revised dates in close co-ordination with the trade fair’s advisory board and all partners involved. The event was originally scheduled to take place from 20 to 23 October.
“The economic crisis caused by the Corona pandemic has also hit the glass industry and its machinery and equipment manufacturers hard” commented Egbert Wenninger, Chairman of the glasstec advisory board and Chairman of VDMA’s Glass Technology Forum. “Many companies are forced to switch to crisis mode and put all investments – including trade fair participations – to the test to mitigate possible negative economic impacts. Potential travel restrictions and the protection of visitors’ and exhibitors’ health will have an impact on visitor numbers.”
Messe Düsseldorf is already co-operating with the associations to offer digital service formats for 2020, with the aim of bringing customers and exhibitors together and digitally place the information and ranges available at glasstec at the disposal of interested trade visitors on the original trade fair dates. Further details will follow shortly.