Mack Brooks Exhibitions
has announced the postponement of EuroBLECH
, which was scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 9 to 12 March 2021. The next EuroBLECH
, 26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, will return to its normal event cycle and run from 25-28 October 2022.
This decision was taken in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and following conversations with all exhibitors and partners that have taken place over the past weeks and months. Uncertainties around continued travel restrictions were also a contributing factor to this decision due to the truly international character of the EuroBLECH
Speaking about the announcement, Nicola Hamann, Mack-Brooks Exhibitions managing director, said: “Following extensive conversations with all participants we have come to the decision to return to our normal event cycle and hold the next show in its original event slot.
“Based on the current international developments due to the Covid-19 pandemic, covering further lockdown and travel restrictions, we believe that it is the most responsible decision at this stage to postpone.
“This early announcement will hopefully allow time for the impact of Covid-19 across the world to stabilise and when safe to do so, ensure that the event can continue its critical role in bringing the global sheet metal working industry together again.”
She added: “By making this decision now we allow for planning security, EuroBLECH
will return to its initial event schedule and will therefore be back strong in 2022.
“With the recent launch of the EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit
we have laid the foundation stone for a hybrid approach to our EuroBLECH
event, which will enable us to run a series of digital events in 2021 for the sheet metal working industry.”
“Ms Hamann concluded: “As a result, EuroBLECH
as we know it will be back for all participants in 2022, but as the industry slowly recovers in the coming year, we will offer opportunities to regularly meet, network and conduct business in a safe online format.
“It was very apparent at EuroBLECH DIGITAL
, that there currently is a need for the industry to get together and also discover latest innovations to kick-start their business efforts.”
Further information on the schedule of the digital event series will be announced at a later date.