Yet more in-person tradeshows are being cancelled in 2021, with Inhorgenta Munich being postponed, again, until February 2022. Messe München is planning a digital offering of Inhorgenta TrendFactory with dates yet to be announced.
The ongoing travel and contact restrictions designed to stop the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic have made the April 2021 dates unfeasible, said the company in a statement. “The decision was taken in detailed consultation with the advisory board, as well as exhibitors, visitors, and partners of Europe’s leading platform for jewellery, watches, and gemstones.”
“The spreading of the mutated virus poses a significant risk in terms of the further infection process. Even if an in-person trade fair were possible in the first half of the year thanks to the local situation in Munich, the Inhorgenta Munich would not be able to live up to its claim of being a highly successful international flagship event,” added Messe München chairman and CEO Klaus Dittrich in the same statement.
Inhorgenta is just one of a number of trade shows and events that have been cancelled or postponed this year due to the continuing spread of COVID-19. The Swiss fair Watches and Wonders Geneva will be held digitally this year, and JCK Las Vegas has been postponed until August.