European Coatings Show postponed to September 2021
Followingclose consultation with exhibitors and industry representatives, VincentzNetwork and NürnbergMesse have decided to postpone the European Coatings Show2021 from spring until autumn. The leading exhibition of the global coatingsindustry will be held in Nuremberg from 14 to 16 September 2021, with thepartly overlapping European Coatings Conference scheduled for 13 and 14September.
“Even ifthe specially developed hygiene plan had allowed us to hold the ECS safely atthe exhibition venue in spring, we need to look at every exhibitionindividually,” explains Alexander Mattausch, Director Exhibitions,NürnbergMesse. “The ECS is a global industry gathering. For the previous showin 2019, exhibitors and trade visitors travelled to Nuremberg from more than120 countries to develop and expand their international business relationships.These relationships are vital for the coatings sector, which is characterisedby global supply chains and large, globally networked companies. Unfortunately,the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the likelihood that the associated travelrestrictions will continue mean we cannot meet this objective for the ECS tothe extent we would prefer in March.”
AmandaBeyer, Director Event Management Vincentz Network, shares this assessment: “Wedid not take this decision lightly. Until recently, everything was pointing tothe possibility of successfully holding the European Coatings Show and thepartly overlapping European Coatings Conference in March 2021. At the moment,however, the pandemic situation has worsened, and as the organisers we must betrue to our responsibilities and also listen to the mood of the paint industry,which had strongly advocated a postponement. The leading exhibition of thecoatings industry, in particular, draws its vitality from meetings betweenpeople throughout the world. That’s why we are pleased to have found an idealalternative for our exhibitors and visitors so quickly with this autumn date,and we are looking forward to welcoming them to Nuremberg next September!”