EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit to take place in October 2020
Mack Brooks Exhibitions has today announced the postponement of EuroBLECH, which was
scheduled to take place at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany from 27 to 30
October 2020. The new dates for the next EuroBLECH, 26th International Sheet Metal
Working Technology Exhibition, are 9 -12 March 2021. This decision was taken after
extensive conversations with all exhibitors and partners over recent weeks and months who
have expressed their preference not to hold the show in October, in light of the ongoing
Covid-19 crisis. Uncertainties around travel restrictions in order to maintain the truly
international character of the EuroBLECH event were also a concern to many participants.
Speaking about the announcement, Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of Mack Brooks
Exhibitions said: “The past months have been challenging, in particular for the sheet metal
working industry and its related industry sectors. We have seen a decrease in orders of
capital goods and many companies are telling us about their challenges in dealing with the
impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although we have recently received authority approval for
our Safety and Security concept to hold EuroBLECH in October this year, we have decided
to postpone EuroBLECH to Spring 2021”.
As part of a recent series of industry surveys, the participants of EuroBLECH indicated their
requirement to network and conduct business in order to pave the way for the recovery of
the industry following the Covid-19 pandemic. EuroBLECH will therefore offer a virtual hub
for the global sheet metal working industry in October: “Following feedback from our
exhibitors and visitors indicating the need to participate in an event, even if not in a physical
form, we will organise a Digital Innovation Summit taking place from 27 to 30 October, our
planned event slot. This Digital Innovation Summit will provide our exhibitors with a platform
to demonstrate their latest machines and solutions and arrange virtual meetings with
international visitors. We believe it is our duty to assist the industry through these
extraordinary times by offering a market place this year as a platform for innovations and a
starting point for the recovery of the industry”, continued Nicola Hamann.
The EuroBLECH Team will communicate closely with customers and partners over the
coming weeks and months and thank their exhibitors, partners, suppliers and visitors for
their support during this challenging time. Further information on the Digital Innovation
Summit containing details on the Online Presentation Theatre for exhibitors, video on
demand options and matchmaking facilities, will be available shortly.
Every two years, the world’s largest sheet metal working technology exhibition attracts top
industry professionals from all over the world. The show targets specialists at all
management levels in small and medium-sized companies as well as large enterprises from
all key industry sectors. Featuring an enormous amount of live machine demonstrations,
EuroBLECH is renowned with international sheet metal working professionals as the most
important event to find smart solutions and the right machines, equipment and materials for
their companies. A total of 56,307 international trade visitors attended the previous show.
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