Exhibitor hopes for Glasstec delay

Glasstec should be delayed, according to the Fenzi Group, which said it “has had to carefully evaluate its participation in 2020 trade shows” in light of the current coronavirus pandemic.

The company said it was “difficult to foresee even the end of the year”, when Glasstec is held in Dusseldorf.

“The unpredictability surrounding possible developments in the pandemic and the technical planning and preparation required to organise such a major event in total security have forced the group, in part through representatives of the Italian delegation, to state its preference for postponement of the event, an outcome that has already befallen many other international shows,” the company said.

Alessandro Fenzi, the Group’s CEO, said: “We truly hope the organisers decide to postpone the show. Then, holding our hopes high that the Covid-19 crisis is resolved, we will be the first to confirm our participation on the new dates.

“The prospect of Glasstec being confirmed for 2020 and not participating in it has certainly made this a difficult decision for us, because participation in the show, our personal interactions with clients, understanding their needs and showing solidarity, is critically important for our business.

“Yet, we cannot underestimate the impact of the pandemic on our current operating procedures and we feel that, right now, there just isn’t enough time to start from zero to plan a new exhibit space that would guarantee the safety of our team and our business partners.”