HONG KONG — The organizers of ISH China and CIHE (China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems) made the decision to postpone the fair due to the global spread of the coronavirus, and the increasing number of travel restrictions now being put in place. Originally scheduled to be held from May 11-13, 2020, at New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, the fair is jointly organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and CIEC GL events (Beijing) International Exhibition Co Ltd.

“While the situation has improved markedly in China, the growing number of cases in other countries and the resulting travel restrictions that are already in place, not to mention the further constraints that may arise in the next two months, led us to the decision to postpone ISH China & CIHE,” said Richard Li, general manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd. “Especially given the large number of European companies that are represented at the fair, we felt it was the right decision to postpone the fair to give all parties concerned the confidence that it would go ahead with minimal disruption.”

“The Chinese co-organizers and supporters of the fair, as well as the exhibitors, are on-board with this decision, recognizing the need to hold the fair when there is more certainty that travel to China is possible for all fairgoers,” said Hongbo Li, deputy general manager of CIEC GL events (Beijing) International Exhibition Co Ltd. “We look forward to welcoming our international participants to Beijing later in the year to further solidify the strong cooperation that already exists between Chinese companies and the global industry.”

A further ISH event in China, ISH Shanghai & CIHE, will be held from September 2-4, 2020, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

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