The 2021 edition of the European Coatings Show will not take place. The next edition is scheduled for March 2023.
The organisers of the European Coatings Show, Vincentz Network and NürnbergMesse, have decided to cancel the in-person exhibition, which was scheduled for 14-16 September 2021. However, the organizers have set up an online conference, which will take place on 13-14 September 2021. The next edition of European Coatings Show will regularly take place from 28-30 March 2023, as originally scheduled.
After a consultation with exhibitors and industry representatives, Vincentz Network and NürnbergMesse have taken the decision to cancel the event, due to the continued travel restrictions caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic situation in Germany is stabilizing 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. 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,” commented Alexander Mattausch, Director Exhibitions at NürnbergMesse.
“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,” added Amanda Beyer, Director Event Management at Vincentz Network.