We are engaged in direct dialogue on a political level, for example via the World Trade Fair Association UFI and the German trade fair associations AUMA and FAMA, whose initiatives have had an impact on the view of trade fairs being differentiated from major events of all kinds. At state level, we are in direct contact with the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Economics. The aim here is to formulate regulations and safety standards on the basis of which trade fairs can be held with official approval. We are grateful for the planning security and are looking towards October 2020 with optimism. The entire EuroBLECH Team is already working hard to ensure that this year's event is safe and successful.
The sheet metal working industry with its related industry sectors has been widely affected by the pandemic and the lockdown worldwide. Therefore, we believe that as their main marketplace, EuroBLECH 2020 will play a key part in the economic recovery and provide the initial spark for a fresh start to the economy. As an innovation and business platform, EuroBLECH 2020 provides the urgently needed impetus for the revitalisation of the sheet metal working industry and its related industry sectors in the short and long term.
Since the show will not open its gates before the end of October, we currently see no reason to doubt that the exhibition will take place. We certainly take the developments around the corona virus very seriously and are watching the situation very closely. We will undoubtedly take any measures that may be deemed necessary. We are in close communication with the Hanover fairgrounds and the relevant authorities. We are certain that EuroBLECH 2020 will be offering sheet metal working professionals a marketplace and business opportunities, even in these difficult times.
We expect the situation to ease up by autumn, as we become more knowledgeable about the virus we can implement suitable hygiene measures to prevent its spread. Together with our sales and travel partners, we are watching the developments in national and international travel very closely in order to be able to respond rapidly.
We are currently working on the assumption that EuroBLECH will take place as planned. We are closely monitoring current developments regarding Covid-19 and are in direct contact with both the Hanover Fairgrounds and the relevant authorities. The close liaison between all the organisations involved ensures that any updates are communicated promptly and that the measures already in place can be adapted in line with any subsequent reassessment of the situation. As usual, our EuroBLECH Team is always available to answer your questions and to inform you in good time about any changes.
The German government has officially excluded exhibitions from the category of mass gatherings, giving states the authority to greenlight trade shows with protocols for health and safety. We are working on these protocols with the German authorities and the venue and will release these shortly.
Further information can be found here: https://www.auma.de/en/media/reports/press-2020-21
We advise you to check regularly with the relevant authorities to find out about the latest restrictions on international travel. If you have any questions regarding your flight, train or hotel bookings, please contact the respective provider.
We are currently developing a range of hygiene concepts for EuroBLECH and are in regular contact with Deutsche Messe AG in Hanover as the site operator, and with the relevant authorities. As soon as the official and safety-related framework conditions, such as hygiene and infection protection standards as well as the density of persons, under which EuroBLECH 2020 will take place, are established, we will inform you immediately and thus offer you the necessary planning security.
We look forward to welcoming you in good health to EuroBLECH 2020 in Hanover, from 27 to 30 October! Until then, the EuroBLECH Team will be available to answer your questions by phone and email:
Tel: +44 (0) 1727 814 400