Due to the continuous precautionary measures taken worldwide many social and industry events are being cancelled currently. Many industry events, conferences have been postponed due to safety protocols related to the COVID:19 Pandemic.
MIDO 2021 drops its traditional February dates to schedule a June show. A sensible choice, driven by the aim to ensure exhibitors and visitors an exhibition offering peak international traffic potential and profitable business transactions. The show’s well-known international reach encouraged the organizers to make a bold, decisive choice: rescheduling MIDO 2021 to Saturday, June 5th to Monday, June 7th, 2021 at Fiera Milano.
“Considering that more than half of the exhibitors and visitors typically come from 160 countries around the world – stated Mido President, Giovanni Vitaloni – it seems fairly clear that an international trade show scheduled prior to June could put their participation at risk. Therefore, MIDO 2021 in June is the best choice to get us back to our mission – to organize and maximize the opportunities for international trade, bringing new lustre and vitality to this key sector. We have no doubt – concluded Vitaloni – that our Italian and international visitors will appreciate the opportunity to visit Milan while the weather is fine and we reaffirm our intention to celebrate MIDO’s 50th anniversary in an atmosphere of regained peace of mind.”
Opti, the international trade show for optics and design, which was planned to take place from 8th to 10th of January 2021, has been cancelled due to the current volatile developments: This decision was a result of rising infection rates, travel restrictions and feedback from the industry. The next opti will take place at Fairground Munich from 14th to 16th of January 2022.
“We have been observing the market very closely in recent weeks, and we have maintained close contact with our exhibitors in particular. Many continue to be very interested in introducing their new products to their customers in person and are clearly committed to opti. The current developments are now associated with more uncertainties, especially with regard to national travel restrictions, meaning that in the last few days many of the registered exhibitors and market leaders cancelled their participation in opti after their admission was confirmed, due to coronavirus. As a result, the situation is becoming increasingly uncertain for opti visitors as well. Under these conditions, we would not have been able to meet the justified expectations and the objectives pursued by the exhibitors who registered. So it was with a heavy heart that we decided to take this step,” Dieter Dohr, Chairman of the Management Board of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH
He continued, adding: “The decision to cancel was really not an easy one for us. We are now gathering our strength, looking to the future and directing our focus towards opti 2022, which will once again provide a positive impetus to the optical industry.”