SHANGHAI — The organizers of ISH Shanghai & CIHE have confirmed that the next edition of the fair will now take place at a later date instead of the scheduled August 31 - September 2, 2021. This is due to the recent emergence of further COVID-19 cases in China and uncertainty around participants being able to travel to Shanghai this month.
“After discussions with our stakeholders and taking the government’s guidelines for pandemic containment into account, we have decided to defer the 2021 edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE to provide as much certainty to the fair’s participants as possible,” said Richard Li, general manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. “At this stage it is unclear when our exhibitors and visitors can plan their travel to Shanghai with confidence, so we believe it is the prudent decision to confirm now that the fair will take place a later date instead.”
“We know that our stakeholders were looking forward to the Shanghai edition this year to further facilitate their business recovery,” said Hongbo Li, deputy general manager of CIEC GL events (Beijing) International Exhibition Co. Ltd. “The local industry has been very supportive of the fair over the years, but delaying this year’s edition will ensure a broader range of exhibitors and visitors from around the country can attend. And as we look forward to the next edition, we hope that more industry experts will be able to participate alongside our exhibitors by utilising the ISH platform in China.”
ISH China & CIHE will be held from May 9-11, 2022, at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.
The two fairs are headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany. The mother event will take place from March 13-17, 2023.