The uncertain situation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, extensive restrictions and hygiene requirements for the organisation of trade fairs in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, as well as restrictions on international travel have led to the fact that the SurfaceTechnology Germany and parts2clean trade fairs scheduled for the 27th through the 29th of October will not be held this year. The decision was made by the promoter in close cooperation with the respective trade fair advisory boards. In numerous discussions with companies and associations, an increasingly clear picture had emerged over the past few weeks: Due to the economic crisis situation, in which some companies are simply struggling to survive, there are currently other topics on the agenda than participation in a trade fair. However, the question of health and infection protection is still of central importance. Whether for business or private reasons - a large part of the population reduces travel activities and contacts to the bare essentials. Travel is particularly difficult internationally. Added to this are hygiene concepts and political guidelines for holding trade fairs, which would have considerably clouded the traditional appearance of the events. For trade fairs in Baden-Württemberg, for example, it is planned to allow only one person per 10 square metres of exhibition space. A visitor survey last week finally tipped the scales for the cancellations. According to the survey, around 60 percent of the visitors who have attended SurfaceTechnology Germany to date have either ruled out a visit under the current circumstances or at least questioned it. At parts2clean this figure even rose to 65 percent.
The next SurfaceTechnology Germany will now take place in Stuttgart from the 21st through the 23rd of June, 2022, as scheduled. In addition, the SurfaceTechnology Area will once again be held at the Hannover Messe next year. parts2clean, the leading international trade fair for parts and surface cleaning, is an annual event. Its next date is 5 to 7 October 2021.