CANCELED: Fakuma 2020

Next Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing in October 2021 (Source: Schall)

This year’s Fakuma will be postponed until next year. From the point of view of the trade fair organizers, the 27th Fakuma could have been held in Friedrichshafen from the 13th through the 17th of October, 2020. “Together with all involved parties, we struggled for a long time to amend the general conditions demanded by the corona pandemic in such a way that Fakuma 2020 could have been promoted successfully,” says Bettina Schall, managing director of P. E. Schall. A hygiene and security concept was developed for safe trade fair promotion to this end. “We fulfilled all of the prerequisites. However, in cooperation with the exhibitor advisory board we’ve now decided to postpone Fakuma 2020 to October, 2021.”

Schall emphasizes: “As trade fair promoters, we see ourselves as service providers for our exhibitors and expert visitors. Current uncertainties among exhibitors and visitors, for example with regard to travel and sending employees to events, are making it necessary to look to the year 2021 with pragmatism and confidence.” The fact that time is now running short also speaks in favor of postponement. Cooperation partners and expert visitors waited for a long time for concrete information, but official regulations and decision-making delays forced them to be patient.

The time has now come to focus on the future: “Exhibitors and expert visitors alike should look ahead to building on the success of previous Fakuma trade fairs. This is why we’re now all working together on thorough, detailed planning for the upcoming year,” she concludes. The mutual decision taken by the exhibitor advisory board and the trade fair promoters to postpone Fakuma 2020 underscores their care and foresight, as well as their consideration for the interests of the exhibitors and visitors. The efforts of all involved parties are now being focused on intensive preparations for the upcoming trade fair highlights of the plastics industry with the objective of getting ready for the future. (Source: Schall)

Link: 27th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing, 12 – 16 October 2021, P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG, Frickenhausen, Germany

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