Update (July 2020): The ALUMINIUM trade fair has now been postponed.
The aluminum industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and the lockdown worldwide. In recent months, more than 2,500 trade fairs worldwide have been cancelled or postponed due to the corona pandemic, including numerous aluminum industry trade fairs.
However, a turning point is underway. The German government is officially allowing trade fairs to take place within the North Rhine-Westphalia region. As a result, ALUMINIUM 2020 has been confirmed, occurring on October 6-8 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
ALUMINIUM is the world’s leading trade show for the aluminum industry and its main applications. For many in the industry, it is a must-attend event, showcasing international innovations from the entire value chain. It is also a powerful networking platform — uniting producers, processors, and end-consumers, as well as technology suppliers.
Reed Exhibitions, organizer of ALUMINUM, stated that they are in direct dialog with government officials in order to formulate regulations and safety standards on the basis of which trade fairs can take place with official approval.
The organizers believe this could provide the initial spark for the new start of the economy. “Right now, trade fairs are one of the fastest instruments for economic recovery and provide the initial spark for a fresh start to the economy,” stated Reed Exhibitions. “As an innovation and business platform, ALUMINIUM 2020 provides the urgently needed impetus for the revitalization of the aluminum industry in the short and medium term.”