The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has strongly impacted developments in China. Following the directives of the Government of Shanghai Municipality to prevent and control the virus from spreading, Messe München Shanghai felt compelled at the beginning of February 2020 to postpone electronica China, productronica China, and LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA, which were scheduled to take place in March. The new date has been set, combined with a unique change in location: the trade fairs will be held July 3-5, 2020, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai.
Since the Coronavirus outbreak, more than 300 trade fairs in China have been postponed. Due to the tight schedule of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), where the events are normally held, it wasn’t possible to find an alternative date at the SNIEC in 2020. After examining carefully all possible dates, Messe München Shanghai has decided on a one-time postponement of electronica China, productronica China, and LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA: The trade fairs will take place July 3-5, 2020, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.
“We are taking the spread of the Coronavirus very seriously and have been monitoring the local situation closely. Based on current developments, we are confident that by setting a new date, we will create good conditions for staging the trade fairs,” says Stephen Lu, chief operating officer of Messe München Shanghai. After intense communication with the exhibitors, Lu believes that “despite the current uncertainties, the importance of our trade fairs at the Shanghai location remains intact. There is a still a great demand for participating in the trade fairs.”
“We are pleased to offer our exhibitors and partners a quick and good alternative: China is and remains one of the world’s leading technology locations,” says Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, deputy chairman of the Board of Messe München. “We want to give companies from all over the world access to this key market in future, too. We are now looking ahead confidently and working with the electronics and photonics industries to organize a successful electronica China, productronica China, and LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2020 in July.”
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