LogiMAT's last edition in Asia
In view of the continuing uncertainty in the industry because of the coronavirus disease, LogiMAT | Intelligent Warehouse is being postponed to July 7 - 9, 2021.
Organisers say that in setting a firm date, their aim is to deliver a trade fair to maintain contacts with South East Asia's industrial leaders.
"The decision to postpone LogiMAT | Intelligent Warehouse to July 2021 has been made in close consultation with our exhibitors, supporters and partners," says Phusit Sasitaranondha, managing director of Expolink Global Network Ltd, Bangkok. "Our aim is to hold a successful and professional trade fair - an event where we can welcome the materials handling industry without any concerns and provide a platform for people to establish profitable business contacts with others. From today's point of view, this is not something we are able to achieve in summer 2020.
"LogiMAT | Intelligent Warehouse is to be a high-quality international business platform. We are proud that, together with our partner, Messe Stuttgart, we have been able to organise the German Pavilion supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for our first show in Bangkok," adds Peter Kazander, managing director of EUROEXPO Messe und Kongress-GmbH, Munich. "Unfortunately, under the given circumstances, we could not guarantee our German exhibitors and speakers a trouble-free entry into Thailand without limitations."
Although the coronavirus pandemic appears to have slowed, organisers note that there are still many uncertainties regarding the previously planned date in August 2020. "A trade fair with restricted admission or with hardly any international attendees is simply not an option for the management team," according to Sasitaranondha.
Next year's event is expected to attract around 40 exhibitors in a 5,000 sqm exhibition space, drawing more than 4,700 visitors.