GIFA and METEC Southeast Asia 2022 will be held alongside wire and Tube Southeast Asia, which have been held in Thailand since 1997. The synergies between the four trade fairs will continue to drive growth within Southeast Asia in a wide range of industries, from automotive, building and construction, and many others.
Powered by the ‘The Bright World of Metal’ portfolio of trade fairs under the Messe Düsseldorf group in Germany which include the long-established metal trade fair quartet of GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, and NEWCAST, the two specialist trade fairs, GIFA and METEC, will serve the foundry and metallurgical sectors in the Southeast Asian region. The two trade fairs will be focused on a comprehensive range of products and technologies from additive manufacturing to casting machines for industries such as automotive, infrastructure, energy and gas, and to users from the metal and gas sectors.
Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia said, “The postponement of GIFA and METEC was made after much deliberation with our international industry partners and trade associations, and together with our representative office in Thailand who have been closely monitoring the pandemic developments in the country, we have made the decision to move the two trade fairs to 2022. Coupled with the ongoing travel restrictions and varying quarantine requirements for different countries, this decision was deemed necessary and in the best interest of international participants.”
“The two trade fairs are expected to welcome participants – partners, exhibitors and visitors from around the world, and we believe that this decision will allow for optimum participation next year with the further easing of travel restrictions. We remain optimistic that with the global vaccine roll-out underway, we will soon be able to meet safely and effectively face-to-face in Bangkok next February.” Mr Ringling added.
Ms Beattrice Ho, Project Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia, added: “The safety and well-being of our participants are our top priority; and we will work together with the relevant government bodies and venue provider in Thailand to implement the relevant safe management measures on-site. We remain committed to meeting the business needs of our participants and we look forward to their continued support for the first edition of GIFA and METEC Southeast Asia next year.”
The GIFA and METEC Southeast Asia team will reach out to all industry partners, confirmed exhibitors and participants regarding event logistics and planning.
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