Messe Frankfurt Postpones Mumbai Trade Fairs Planned for May 2021
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Business Events | April 21, 2021 | News
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Trade fair, congress and event organiser Messe Frankfurt India has announced the postponement of its physical trade fairs planned for May 2021 in Mumbai.
These include the Mumbai editions of Gartex Texprocess India (4 to 6 May), Screen Print India (4 to 6 May), ISH India (20 to 22 May), Media Expo (20 to 22 May) and LED Expo (20 to 22 May).
The Delhi editions of Gartex Texprocess India, Screen Print India, LED Expo and Media Expo continue to be on schedule. New dates for the Mumbai editions will be announced in adherence to government guidelines, after the venue is made safely accessible.
The Maharashtra government’s recent advisories aimed at breaking the spread of the second Covid19 wave as well as the ongoing vaccination programmes have led to the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) doubling up as a jumbo care as well as vaccination centre. Inaccessibility of the venue and the new measures put in place make it impossible to host large-scale trade shows in the coming months, informed a company statement.
Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings, said, “We understand that the business community wants to get back to meeting face-to-face, and whilst we have been planning positively for physical trade shows, it has become necessary to make further changes to the fair dates. The current situation requires to take into consideration all factors that will affect planning certainty for the stakeholders. Nonetheless, ‘trade continuity’ for our exhibitors in the coming months will remain our prime objective and we are focusing efforts on the Delhi editions of the fairs as well as extending our digital offerings and business matchmaking across diverse sectors.”
Delhi editions of Gartex Texprocess India, Screen Print India, LED Expo and Media Expo continue to be on schedule.