Arburg, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic processing machines, has announced that its Technology Days event, which was scheduled to take place from June 7-12 in Lossburg, Germany, has now been cancelled.
Consultations with official bodies and due consideration of the ramifications of the global coronavirus epidemic that are still clearly evident prompted the decision that was taken last Friday. The so-called ‘Federal Emergency Brake’ applied by the German government has a decisive influence on this situation.
The company had intended to hold the event over six days, from June 7-12, rather than the traditional four, to allow for strict adherence to all prevailing COVID-19 safety measures. It had instituted a COVID-compliant invitation and visitor management system and a meticulously planned hygiene and testing concept designed to safeguard the safety of visitors and employees.
Juliane Hehl, the managing partner responsible for marketing at Arburg, explained:
“We regret this cancellation hugely, but we are compelled to take this step due to prevailing parameters.
“Up until the final moment, we were hoping and were genuinely working flat out to enable these Technology Days to take place in the form, at long last, of a physical trade fair.
“Our Technology Days are a brand in their own right, as well as being the largest in-house event in the entire world of plastics – so we really did do everything conceivable to facilitate, at long last, a personal and physical event experience for our customers.”
However, the company remains optimistic and is already looking towards the 2022 Technology Days event. Juliane added:
“As unfortunate as things are at present, we stand by our view that the whole world is looking forward to getting back to normal events and trade fairs.
“The Technology Days could have acted as a beacon for an entire sector, so it was entirely right and proper for us to have made every attempt to organise and hold the event.
“We, therefore, extend an even warmer invitation to the world of plastics to visit our Technology Days here in Lossburg in March 2022.”