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Fakuma 2020 cancelled

Source:Plastics News Asia     Date:2020-07-27
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In cooperation with the exhibitor advisory board for Fakuma 2020, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG have decided to postpone the 27th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing to 2021.
The next Fakuma will take place from 12-16 October 2021.

From the point of view of the trade fair organizers, the 27th Fakuma could have been held in Friedrichshafen from the 13-17 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 GmbH & Co. KG. 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.”

Ms. Schall stressed that this decision is based on rational thinking and a sense of responsibility: “As trade fair promoters, we see ourselves as service providers for our exhibitors and expert visitors. Current uncertainties amongst 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.


Many exhibitors have also decided not to participate at this year's Fakuma, while others announced reduced or limited presence at the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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 expert 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.

Fakuma is deemed the first port of call for injection molding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing. It presents innovations covering all aspects of materials, machines, peripherals, processes, simulation, procedures, technologies and tools, as well as plastics processing. The trade fair functions as an industry and technology barometer and is internationally networked. More and more attention is being focused in particular on the issues of environmental protection, sustainability, efficient use of resources, circular economy and bioplastics.

With careful planning for Fakuma 2021, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG are now establishing the necessary and suitable platform for adequately addressing these important issues, which are significant for the present as well as the future. And thus as a highlight for the industry sector, Fakuma 2021 will be an indispensable platform and is being awaited with especially great anticipation.


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