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Security Essen 2020 event is cancelled

by Andy Clutton

The trade fair Security Essen planned for 22-25 September 2020 has been cancelled due to the developments of the Corona situation. The decision to cancel the fair was taken by Messe Essen in consultation with the partner associations. This means that the next Security Essen will take place at Messe Essen from September 20 to 23, 2022.

Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen said: “The current dynamic situation and the continuing global travel restrictions unfortunately do not permit serious preparations for the fair. As a result, our exhibitors and visitors and also we as the organisers lack the planning perspective which would have been a prerequisite for the customary professional staging of Security Essen this September.”

“The cancellation of Security Essen 2020 is the result of a prudent and careful evaluation of the current situation which we have undertaken together”, adds Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Management Board of the Federal Association of Safety Engineering (BHE) and Chairman of the Security Essen Advisory Board. “Since the majority of our fair participants come to Essen from abroad, we had to act with particular prudence. Due to the unclear worldwide development of the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated uncertain travel planning, there was unfortunately no alternative in the end.”

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