The IMEX Frankfurt 2021 has been canceled
The organization of the event that was scheduled for May 25 to 27 has just announced its cancellation due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Germany
2021 has not started as the event organizations had planned, the outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe has already generated the first bad news of the year. The IMEX Frankfurt organization has just announced its cancellation. We share the statement sent to our newsroom below:
We know the timing of our announcement comes as a shock as early in 2021. More than anything, and like you, we are eager to deliver good news and usher in a new beginning.
When we were forced to cancel IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America last year, we expected 2021 to see the early recovery of the IMEX industry and shows. We still wholeheartedly believe that a resurgence is coming, but sadly we don't think it will happen in time for us to deliver a strong and successful event in May.
IMEX in Frankfurt is a hugely global event - our exhibitors and buyers represent more than 150 countries - and therefore we are confident that international travel routes will be open in the coming weeks to allow our buyers and exhibitors from around the world. confirm your participation.
All that said, we are really positive about the future
The launch of vaccines and improvements to rapid testing programs give us great confidence in the prospects for our industry and travel in general. We are very confident that we will be able to deliver a successful IMEX America in Las Vegas from November 9-11; as well as the 20th anniversary edition of IMEX in Frankfurt in 2022 (April 26-28). The IMEX team is already working hard with our partners in both locations to create and deliver successful programs that will drive the future growth and prosperity of our industry.
Meanwhile, we remain committed to creating value. We will work with industry partners on digital activations and experiences that fulfill our mission to unite and advance the corporate events industry, doing everything we can to educate, innovate, and help you make powerful connections with the right people.