Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced that EuroBLECH, which was scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 9-12 March 2021, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The next EuroBLECH, 26th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, will return to its normal event cycle and run 25–28 October 2022, the organiser said.
Nicola Hamann, managing director of Mack-Brooks Exhibitions 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. 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.
"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 in the meantime."
The recent launch of the first EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit attracted 5,500 international participants from 91 countries and featured meeting options, webinars on recent industry trends and exhibitor presentations as well as exhibitor product showcases.