Fair postponed to the second half of the year

Article by Martina Nöstler (adapted for holzkurier.com; translated by Eva Guzely) | 10.03.2020 - 10:29

The 2020 edition of Xylexpo, scheduled for May 26 to 29, will be postponed to the second half of the year. A definite date has not yet been set, mostly because the development of the “Covid-19” epidemic is still unpredictable.

“We waited as long as we could, hoping the situation would go back to normal,” said Lorenzo Primultini, president of Acimall and of the exhibition. “We hope that, by the end of May, the Coronavirus effects will not be what we are seeing now, but unfortunately we cannot tell when this emergency will be over on a global scale, and most of all, we cannot predict its impact on the industry and on supply chains of the wood and furniture technology industry.”

„Für die Unternehmen ist der schlimmste Feind die Ungewissheit. Es ist die negative Situation, die wir gerade jetzt sehen, die uns zu dieser schweren Entscheidung im Interesse der gesamten Branche getrieben hat“, so Primultini.

“For companies, the worst enemy is uncertainty. It is the negative situation we are seeing right now that drove us to take this difficult decision in the interest of the entire industry,” Primultini concluded.