BEIJING — Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing and in order to comply with the Chinese government’s preventive measures, ISH China & CIHE is to be postponed from its rescheduled August 2020 date and will now take place in May 2021 in Beijing. Also affected by the outbreak is ISH Shanghai & CIHE, which was originally scheduled for this September and will now take place in September 2021 in Shanghai. The organizers of the fairs made this decision to give participants more certainty in their planning for the rest of the year, given the uncertainty of the healthcare situation across the world and ongoing travel restrictions.
Richard Li, general manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd. outlined the rationale behind this decision: “Despite the Chinese government’s strong preventive measures and initiatives after the recent outbreak in Beijing, to ensure that the fairs would operate with minimal disruption, this is a necessary action to take to guarantee the health and safety of our exhibitors and visitors in the midst of the uncertain global pandemic, ongoing travel restrictions, and other constraints to business operations. Having progressed strongly over the years, the two fairs serve as the leading events for HVAC technologies and solutions in Asia and China, and we want this to remain the case next year when we can be confident of their success.”
“All of our stakeholders are on-board with this decision,” said Hongbo Li, deputy general manager of CIEC GL events (Beijing) International Exhibition Co Ltd. “Hosting both Beijing and Shanghai editions in the following year will allow HVAC firms worldwide time to adjust their market strategies during the current economic and industry upheaval. We look forward to welcoming our local and international participants to China next year to reconnect and further solidify the strong cooperation that already exists between industries and companies in this region.”