Positive reaction to virtual transport logistic
Around 8,500 participated in the recent transport logistic Online, which included 87 conference presentations.
The major focal points of the conference program were sustainability, new business models and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Stefan Rummel, the managing director of Messe München, says the good reception and positive feedback generated by transport logistic Online underscored the value of the trade fair's concept. "This online version of the transport logistic was a valuable contribution to the industry in a difficult time.
"Of course, the online version could not replace the real trade fair. But we were still able to provide the industry with an opportunity to get together once again, network and talk about current business topics. The industry was grateful for this opportunity, as demonstrated by the strong attendance and numerous discussion comments during the sessions. I would like to thank our partners and the participating companies that backed the project from the beginning.
"In 2023, we will get together once again in person at the exhibition grounds and apply the best of the digital world as well."
transport logistic will be held once again as an in-person trade fair from 9-12 May 2023 at the exhibition grounds in Munich.
LiftEx Bahrain postponed
The LiftEx Bahrain venue
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) events team has made the decision to postpone LiftEx Bahrain until early next year. The event will move from 27-28 September 2021 to 21-22 March 2022, at the Gulf Hotel and Convention Centre, Manama.
Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA, says: "As the situation is still somewhat unclear due to the pandemic, with international travel restrictions currently in place, and some organisations putting a hold on employee travel until the end of the year, we are concerned that running LiftEx this year will affect the results for our exhibitors and compromise the success of the event. Furthermore, the Minister of Labor in Bahrain has suggested that early next year is a far more suitable time to hold the show."
He adds that current exhibitors can simply transfer their booking to the new March dates, or if this is not practical, participation can be cancelled without penalty.
"We are bitterly disappointed that we cannot hold an in-person show this year, but are confident that with more time for the vaccination rollout and pilot testing for exhibitions and live events, we will all enjoy a successful show in March."
bauma delayed until October 2022
bauma has been postponed
The bauma construction equipment show has been postponed to the northern autumn of 2022.
Initially planned for 4 - 10 April 2022, the event has been moved to 24-30 October 2022 following discussions between Messe München and top industry representatives as well as the advisory board.
"Considering the particularly long planning times for exhibitors and organisers at the world's largest trade show, the decision had to be made now," organisers say. "This provides exhibitors and visitors a secure planning basis for preparing the upcoming bauma."
With this decision, exhibitors and visitors now have clarity, according to Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München: "The decision to postpone bauma was not an easy one for us, of course. But we had to make it now, before the exhibitors start planning their participation in the trade show and make corresponding investments.
"Unfortunately, despite the vaccination campaign that has been launched around the world, it is not yet possible to predict when the pandemic will be largely under control and unlimited worldwide travel will be possible again. This makes participation difficult to plan and calculate for both exhibitors and visitors."