09.03.2020 Xylexpo 2020 will be postponed. As a statement issued by the organizer of the fair says, This is the painful but necessary decision taken last Friday, March 6, by the Managing Board of Acimall. The association of Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers is the owner of the biennial exhibition.
Thus, Xylexpo 2020 will not be held next May 26-29 as originally planned. It has been postponed to the second half of the year. The dates will be identified later on. The reason is the ongoing disruption of trade fair calendars and the unpredictable developments of the Covid-19 emergency.
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, at the end of the board meeting. 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 industrial system and on the supply chains of the wood and furniture technology industry.
So, as defined in the statement, it is an act of responsibility, with the priority of safeguarding public health, as neither exhibitors nor visitors, in the current situation, would be able to plan their participation.
For companies, the worst enemy is uncertainty. And it was actually the negative situation we are seeing right now that drove us to take this hard decision, in the interest of the entire industry, Primultini concluded.
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