The JEC Group announced last night that it has postponed JEC World until May 12 to 14 in Paris because of concerns related to the coronavirus. The event, billed as the leading trade show of the composites industry, was originally scheduled for March 3 to 5.
JEC Group said that it came to this decision because of the number of exhibitors and attendees coming from China, South Korea and Italy. “Increased travel restrictions from authorities, but also at the corporate level, both from exhibiting and visiting companies, have drastically reduced the potential attendance to the show," said JEC Group. “Moreover, the latest developments of the coronavirus have significantly increased the concerns of participating companies about the health of their employees. JEC Group has the same concerns, having health and safety of exhibitors, visitors, partners and staff as a number one priority.”
The show now will be held in May at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition center.
JEC World is the second major industry event to have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic: Chinaplas, the largest plastics exhibition of the year, was rescheduled earlier this month from April to Aug. 3 to 6 in Shanghai.
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