Metallurgy Russia and Litmash Russia postponed to next year
by Hans Diederichs
The Metallurgy Russia and Litmash Russia trade fairs originally scheduled for 9 to 11 June 2020 will be postponed to next year – to 8 – 10 June 2021, to be precise. The two metal trade fairs have been successfully organised by Metal Expo/Russia in cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and its Russian subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf Moscow at the Moscow Exhibition Centre Krasnaya Presnya for some ten years now.
"Against the backdrop of the most recent developments in terms of COVID-19 the re-scheduling of the two metal trade fairs was inevitable – but the only right decision to take in view of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and members of staff," says Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Global Portfolio Director Metals and Flow Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, and goes on to say: "With this move we are complying with the recommendations made by the Russian Ministry of Health as well as of the crisis team of the German Federal Government."
Underlining this decision Alexey Efimov, General Manager of Metal Expo, says: "The effects of the Corona crisis are currently making personal exchange and networking among businesspeople impossible. This means that a crucial characteristic of trade fairs is lost. We take this fact into account by postponing the two trade fairs. Needless to say, our customers can rest assured: next year they will be in for a programme rich in themes, of current relevance to the industry and tuned to the needs of our exhibitors and visitors. For the time being, however, the health of our exhibitors, visitors, employees and families and friends are centre stage." The exhibitor registrations will also stay valid for the new dates. The person for exhibitors to contact at Messe Düsseldorf is Caroline Schmidt (SchmidtCa@messe-duesseldorf.de).
Source and photo: Messe Düsseldorf