In February 2020, we started publishing a list of the industrial and tech shows that were canceled, postponed, maintained, or going digital all around the world due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It seems that 2021 is starting to look a little bit like 2020 as the first cancelations and postponements are being announced. Here is a new article that indicates the tradeshows that will or will not take place in 2021. This list will be updated as announcements are made.
>> Canceled <<
The organizes of ACHEMA have just announced that ACHEMA 2021 could not take place this year in June in Germany because of the uncertainty caused by the Corona pandemic. ACHEMA will be postponed to April 4-8, 2022. From June 15-16, 2021, ACHEMA Pulse will offer the worldwide ACHEMA community the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and make new contacts with highlight sessions, top-class discussions and lectures as well as interactive formats.
>> Virtual <<
The Consumer Electronics Show that normally takes place every year in Las Vegas (US) in January will go all virtual this year from January 11-14 2021.
The trade show for the construction industry will go online from January 13–15, 2021. BAU usually takes place every two years in Munich (Germany) but will be only digital in 2021.
>> Postponed <<
The International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management has been postponed to June 22-24 2021. It was originally scheduled to take place in Stuttgart (Germany) in March but the organizers decided to move the event to June as a precaution.
Mobile World Congress
The Spanish fair for the telecom industry that is normally held in Barcelona will not be taking place in February 2021. The event is postponed to June 28-July 1, 2021 as a precaution. In 2020, the organizers of the fair were obliged to cancel the event because of the coronavirus. They were the first to cancel an international tradeshow in Europe.