Fensterbau cancelled

Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk will not take place in 2020, following the global disruption caused by the coronavirus Covid-19.

NürnbergMesse decided to cancel the event following discussions with the Department of Environment and Health of the City of Nürnberg.

Alongside health concerns, the organisers said the uncertain situation had led to a reluctance to invest in the woodworking industry and in window, door and facade construction, following declining sales and production stops.

Furthermore, limited business activity due to travel restrictions in many places make it difficult for trade fair participants to plan and prepare for the show.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks for the numerous trusting and constructive discussions with industry representatives over the past few days, who have supported us in our decision-making process,” Petra Wolf, member of the management board of NürnbergMesse, said.

“Our goal of creating a special experience for exhibitors and visitors with the events Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk, and enabling the varied establishment and expansion of business relations, cannot be realised under the influence of the corona crisis.”

More than 1,300 exhibitors from 42 countries, and more than 110,000 visitors from well over 100 countries, were originally expected at Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk 2020.

The event had originally been postponed from March to June 2020.

“We would have liked to hold the fairs on an alternative date in 2020,” Elke Harreiss, Fensterbau Frontale director, said. “However, the dynamic developments around the corona pandemic ultimately necessitate the decision to cancel.”

Fensterbau Frontale and Holz-Handwerk will take place again from March 29 to April 1, 2022.

Meanwhile, Glasstec will take place as planned on October 20-23, 2020. The organisers said that all restrictions on large gatherings should have lifted by the end of May.