Due to the rampant spread of COVID-19 in the country and the consequent travel restrictions imposed by the Government of India, show organiser Messe Muenchen India has announced the cancellation of its trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2020.
The trade fair was originally scheduled from September 23–25, 2020 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru. However, considering the safety of its stakeholders, exhibitors and visitors, the show organiser has cancelled the trade fair. The decision of cancellation is also based on industry feedback received through the extensive survey conducted by the organiser.
Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO Messe Muenchen India, commented, “Owing to the restrictions enforced by the Government of India on travel and mass-gatherings, September is no longer a viable option to organise LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA”. Mr. Singh added that “Health and safety of everyone involved in the trade fair is our prime concern. For the upcoming edition we will strictly follow government directives and standard operating procedures to ensure a safe environment to conduct business at our trade fairs.”
Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Messe München GmbH also commented on the cancellation, “In view of the current situation in India, cancelling the trade fair is a sound decision. The decision is also taken to safeguard the business interest of our stakeholders, associates, clients and visitors.”
The next edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA will take place in autumn 2021.