Light + Building 2020 postponed to 2022 due to coronavirus

LightingEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2020 • 22.06.2020

Light + Building 2020 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and will be rescheduled in its normal sequence for 2022. In view of the world-wide situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the prohibitions on events and travel restrictions associated with it, Messe Frankfurt has decided, jointly with its partners – ZVEI and ZVEH – and with the Trade Fair Advisory Council, to defer the eleventh Light + Building and to hold it, in accordance with its normal sequence, from 13 to 18 March 2022. The decision also affects Intersec Building.

Now, as a platform for connected security technology, the format will celebrate its premiere as an integral part of Light + Building in 2022.

Messe Frankfurt announced: “Due to the present corona crisis it was already possible to hold Light + Building 2020, originally scheduled for March, therefore the decision was reached to postpone the world`s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology to the later date of 27 September to 2 October 2020. Messe Frankfurt, together with its partners, then initiated appropriate measures to carry out the event postponement as well as possible. Having considered the current situation again, and ten weeks after the initial postponement, in view of the joint decision by the Federal German Government and German States that major events cannot be held in Germany until at least the end of August, no properly scheduled preparation and holding of the event can be guaranteed.”

“The current regulations, combined with continued global travel restrictions and the potential threat to individual health, make it impossible to hold Light + Building in 2020”, states Wolfgang Marzin, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt. “At the same time, in the interests of exhibitors and visitors, we must avoid unnecessary costs in good time. The decision has not been easy for any of us, but now we shall be directing our energies to holding the next Light + Building in its accustomed sequence in 2022.”

The chairman of the ZVEI Association for Electrical Installation Systems, Daniel Hager, adds: “In the present situation we would not have been able to experience the positive, cooperative and innovative spirit which Light + Building has embodied from its very start. Everybody`s mind is elsewhere and social distancing is not suitable for a trade fair. So we should all look forward: the fair will continue to exist, as a beacon for the industry and as a platform rich in the exchange of ideas. I am sure: in March 2022, with new energy, we shall have a better starting point for the fair.”

Light + Building and Intersec Building will be held from 13 to 18 March 2022 in Frankfurt am Main.

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