Hannover Messe, Automatica, LiveWorx…The List of Trade Shows Canceled or Postponed due to Coronavirus

Hannover Messe, Automatica, LiveWorx…The List of Trade Shows Canceled or Postponed due to Coronavirus

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, the number of industry trade shows that have been canceled and/or postponed has increased. An overview of the industrial and tech shows that are canceled, postponed or maintained all around the world can be found in this article. We will update it as announcements are made.

In Europe

>> Canceled <<

Hannover Messe

First postponed to July 13-17, Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology will simply not take place this year “due to the increasingly critical situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic” said the organizers. The show will come back in April 2021 (from 12-16).

FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series

The Future of Industrial Innovation event, organized by the Financial Times and software company  PTC and scheduled for 19 March 2020 in Paris, will not be taking place as originally planned.


The 18th International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management has been canceled. It was supposed to take place in Stuttgart (Germany) from March 10 to 12. According to the current status, the next edition of LogiMAT will take place next year (March 9 to 11, 2021).

Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress, the telecom fair was scheduled to take place from February 24 to 27 in Barcelona (Spain) but was canceled. No postponement has been announced yet.

Geneva International Motor Show

As a result of the Swiss government’s decision to ban gatherings of more than 1,000 people, the Geneva Motor Show, which was due to start on March 5, has been canceled by its organizer Palexpo.

AWS Summit Paris

The AWS Summit Paris cloud computing conference was scheduled to take place on March 17 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. Its organizer, Amazon Web Services, has decided to cancel it. An annual event should be held instead. The date has yet to be announced.

>> Postponed <<


SMTconnect is postponed to July 28-30. The show brings together people and technologies from the areas of development, production, services, and applications in connection with microelectronic assemblies and systems. It was supposed to take place in Nuremberg from May 5 to 7.

Tires & Rubber Expo

The Tires & Rubber Exhibition is rescheduled to June as Moscow goes into lockdown. The show was planned to take place in Moscow (Russia) from April 21st to 24th.


Automatica, the Leading Exhibition for Smart Automation and Robotics is postponed to December 8 to 11.


IFAT, the trade fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management has been postponed to September 7 to 11. It was scheduled from May 4 to 8 in Munich.


MECSPE, the Italian exhibition focused on innovations in the manufacturing industry has been postponed to June 10 to 20. It was supposed to take place in Parma (Italy) at the end of March.

BIM World

BIM World, the event for user-related solutions around the building, infrastructure and construction has been postponed to May 26-27 in Paris. It was supposed to take place from March 31 to April 1

JEC World

JEC World, the international composites show was supposed to take place in Paris (France) from March 3 to 5. It has been postponed to May 12 to 14.


The international trade fair for digital public transport solutions IT-TRANS was scheduled to take place in Karlsruhe (Germany) from March 3 to 5. The event has been postponed, but no date has been communicated.

Global Industrie

Initially scheduled from March 31 to April 3 in Paris Nord Villepinte, Global Industrie has been postponed. An option had been considered at Le Bourget (outside of Paris) from June 9 to 12. Global Industrie 2020 will finally be held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 23 to 26 June 2020.


Metav, the exhibition for metalworking technologies was meant to take place in Dusseldorf (Germany) from March 10 to 13 but was postponed. Organizers say a new date for the event will be announced as soon as possible.


GrindTec, the trade fair for tool grinding technology was scheduled from March 18 to 21 in Augsburg (Germany). It has been postponed to November and will take place in Bavaria.

In the United States

>> Canceled <<

The US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

The ISRI said its annual convention that was expected to take place in Las Vegas from April 27-30 is canceled.

PTC LiveWorx

Scheduled to take place in Boston (USA) in June, PTC‘s annual event LiveWorx will be going virtual. The organizers are working through the details of this new digital event.

GPU Technology Conference

Scheduled to take place in San Jose (USA) from March 23 to 26, Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference has been replaced by a virtual event.

Cloud Next

Google’s Cloud Next was scheduled to take place in San Francisco (USA) from April 6 to 8. The event has been replaced by virtual conferences.


F8, the developer conference organized by Facebook, which was scheduled to take place on May 5 and 6 in San Jose (USA), has been canceled. A virtual event is scheduled to take place soon.


>> Maintained <<


The International Manufacturing Technology Show is meant to take place in Chicago from September 14-19.  The organizers are constantly assessing the situation. So far, the trade show is maintained as planned-.

In Asia & Australia

>> Canceled <<

Cisco Live Melbourne

Cisco Systems has canceled Cisco Live Melbourne that was supposed to take place from March 3 to 6 in Melbourne (Australia).

Beijing Motor Show

Another motor show, the Beijing Motor Show, which was scheduled to take place from April 21 to 30, has been canceled. New dates are to be announced if China manages to get rid of the epidemic.

In the Middle East

>> Postponed <<

Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference

Originally scheduled for 30-31 March in Bahrain, the 28th annual Middle East Fossil Energy Conference (MPGC) has been postponed. The new dates have yet to be announced.

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