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Messe Düsseldorf postpones glasstec to 15 to 18 June 2021


The effects of Coronavirus have now also impacted glasstec 2020, which will be postponed to 15 to 18 June 2021.

In view of the continued uncertainties in terms of travel restrictions and quarantine provisions in the core target markets Messe Düsseldorf has opted in favour of these new dates in close coordination with the trade fair’s advisory board and all partners involved. The world’s No.1 trade fair for the glass industry was originally planned to take place from 20 to 23 October.

"It is very important for us to announce this new date which will allow exhibitors, visitors and the media to reliably plan", explains Wolfram N. Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, and adds: "Our partners can trust us to act responsibility and calmly even in difficult situations".

All conceptual partners support the decision to postpone glasstec to the new date. This also includes the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

“The economic crisis caused by the Corona pandemic has also hit the glass industry and its machinery and equipment manufacturers hard. Many companies are forced to switch to crisis mode and put all investments – including trade fair participations – to the test to mitigate possible negative economic impacts. Potential travel restrictions and the protection of visitors’ and exhibitors’ health will have an impact on visitor numbers. A smaller glasstec 2020 with markedly fewer visitors would in our view not do justice to the trade fair. glasstec has been and will be the most important global event for the glass industry, mechanical engineering and skilled crafts; and since it should continue to be that way we decided to postpone. In 2021 we expect a strong glasstec with high international attendance, ideally in perfect sync with a phase of economic recovery after Corona,” says Egbert Wenninger, Chairman of the glasstec advisory board and Chairman of VDMA’s Glass Technology Forum.

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