INDEX nonwovens show postponed until Sept. 2021, EDANA announces
Posted May 14, 2020
GENEVA, Switzerland – As a result of the ongoing uncertainty facing the world in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the continuing ban on gatherings of large numbers of people in Switzerland, the INDEX™20 organizers, PALEXPO and EDANA, have been reviewing the best course of action for the planned show.
As a result, they have decided to postponed the event until September 7-10, 2021.
Organizers acknowledged that the latest developments of the worldwide COVID-19 situation are not yet leading to a normalized situation (e.g. extension of confinement periods, no visibility concerning the reopening of international borders and/or international transportation, increasing expert opinions anticipating a negative evolution, etc.).
The safety of all INDEX™20 attendees remains the organizers' paramount concern, they said. Whiled PALEXPO and EDANA sincerely hope that the ravages of the virus will have abated by the end of the year, organisers said they were unable to guarantee that the significant ongoing disruptions would be resolved by October, the orginal month of the show.
PALEXPO and EDANA consider it is their duty to ensure that the industry’s leading nonwovens event takes place under the best possible conditions. As such, the protection of exhibitors and visitors is the organizers' primary concern, in order for all attendees to meet, network and conduct new business together, as they have in past editions.
More than ever before, the world increasingly recognizes the vital role played by nonwovens in protecting citizens around the globe from infection and disease. The prevailing situation has thrown into relief the sheer diversity of innovation that the nonwovens industry and its suppliers are capable of, no matter how great the challenge.
In the interim, organizers strongly recommend that everyone continues to follow the sound advice of the health authorities to protect, as much as possible, all people around the world from COVID-19, and said they look forward to warmly welcoming all the attendees to Geneva in September 2021.