Messe Frankfurt postpone Light + Building due to Coronavirus threat
February 2020, by Gemma Snelling, Marketing Manager
In view of the increasing spread of the Coronavirus in Europe, Light+Building postponed until September
With stand designs taking shape and maybe even lorries beginning to be packed, it perhaps comes as a shock, but no real surprise to most manufacturers that next month’s Light + Building show has been officially postponed until September – an exact date will be released in due course.
Messe Frankfurt state, “The unexpected appearance of Covid-19 in Italy since last weekend demanded a new analysis of the situation in close cooperation with the public-health authorities of the City of Frankfurt. A multi-stage health check on guests from China has been called for, the implementation of which would be extremely challenging for Messe Frankfurt. Additionally, more and more travel restrictions are being put into place thus making it difficult for both visitors and exhibitors to attend the fair. Therefore, the organisers have decided to postpone Light + Building. This decision is supported by the cooperation partners of Light + Building, the Electrical Installation Systems and the Light Working Groups of the Central Association of the German Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry (ZVEI) and the Central Association of German Electricians (ZVEH). The foremost Italian associations also back this decision.”