Vincentz Network, organiser of the European Coatings Show, and NürnbergMesse have jointly announced that this year's exhibition for the international paint and coatings industry, previously scheduled for September 14-16, 2021, has been cancelled. The next European Coatings Show will take place according to its regular schedule from March, 28-30 2023. This decision was taken on account of the continuing global travel restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following close consultation with exhibitors and industry representatives, Vincentz Network and NürnbergMesse have decided to cancel the European Coatings Show in September 2021. The overlapping European Coatings Conference will still take place in digital form on September 13-14, 2021. The European Coatings Show will resume its regular schedule on March 28-30, 2023.
“The pandemic situation in Germany is stabilising and the political indicators are in place for holding trade shows in Bavaria, but, regretfully, the next edition of ECS cannot be held before March 2023,” commented Alexander Mattausch, Director Exhibitions, NürnbergMesse. “At the moment, the positive outlook is not yet universal, which means international travel is being resumed more slowly than we would prefer. But for the kind of European Coatings Show we know and appreciate – a global industry gathering of exhibitors and visitors from more than 120 countries – a faster resumption would be essential.”
Amanda Beyer, Director Event Management Vincentz Network, added: “For the European Coatings Show, the exhibition venue in Nuremberg becomes home to the global coatings industry every second year. Because of the continuing travel restrictions, we cannot be sure to be able to uphold that undertaking at present. In order to hold a leading exhibition on the scale of the ECS, the decision would have to be taken now. In the interests of the industry, with its members operating on a global scale, we have heavy-heartedly decided to call the show off this year. We are pleased to be able to offer an alternative in the form of the digital Congress in September, where the international industry can meet at a virtual level to share knowledge and cultivate contacts. We will gather in Nuremberg again in March 2023 and catch up on everything we have been unable to do in recent months, we are looking forward to this opportunity to see each other again in this way.”