Due to current changes in the calendar of events planned for the second half of the year, the International Security Fairs IDET/PYROS/ISET are have been moved to a new date on 6–8 October, 2021.
The sixteenth season of the WOODTEC fair, which was scheduled to take place at the Brno Exhibition Centre on October 21 to 23, 2020, will not take place this year. The decision to cancel the fair was taken in agreement between BVV Trade Fairs Brno and the Union of Manufacturers and Importers of Woodworking Machinery and Equipment. The main reason for the cancellation of WOODTEC and its postponing to the next year is the persisting uncertainty in the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, which do not allow to organize a trade fair with daily attendance of 3 to 5 thousand visitors.
Due to the COVID situation, the traditional Brno International Engineering Fair, scheduled for October 5 – 9, held regularly since 1959 at the Brno Exhibition Center, in the Czech Republic has been canceled. The decision was taken the Board of Directors of Veletrhy Brno (BVV Trade Fairs Brno Co.) on June 25, 2020, on the basis of a thorough consideration of all factors and risks associated with the holding of the fair, including an evaluation of the current health rules for trade fairs and mass events. This breaks the long uninterrupted tradition of the fair, which in the last decade has become the leading industrial fair of Central Europe. “The MSV fair has never been canceled. But we had to end the lingering uncertainty surrounding its holding. It was the most difficult decision I ever had to make. After cancellation of AMB Stuttgart, the MSV is another COVID victim among leading European shows," announced Mr. Jiří Kuliš, CEO of BVV Trade Fairs Brno.
Due to the COVID situation, the traditional International Engineering Fair, held regularly since 1959 at the Brno Exhibition Centre in the Czech Republic, has been cancelled. The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of Veletrhy Brno (BVV Trade Fairs Brno), on the basis of a thorough consideration of all factors and risks associated with the organizing of the trade fair, including an evaluation of the current health rules for trade fairs and mass gathering events.
The trade fair industry expects from the government a clear prospect of restarting trade fairs, which mirror the economic situation. However, under the influence of the coronovirus crisis and government restrictions, the situation is not good at all. Trade fairs are a business platform that will be important for restarting the economy by presenting innovations, new technologies and products and for new orders.
"I am hoping the situation in the Czech Republic and Europe in general will calm down in the coming months and we can start the trade fair season from the end of August. We have adjusted the preparation schedule for the MSV, our most important show, so that companies have greater certainty about the feasibility of the fair happening. We are intervening with the Czech government as much as we can ", says Jiří Kuliš, CEO, about the current situation of the Brno Trade Fair Co.
Due to the current Europe-wide ban on mass events, including the organisation of trade fairs and conferences, the management of BVV Trade Fairs Brno decided in this emergency situation to postpone the URBIS Smart City Fair to a later date – 2 and 3 September 2020.