April 20, 2020

Fensterbau Frontale 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

Fensterbau Frontale 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

Against the background of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the world economy, organisers NürnbergMesse in agreement with the Department for Environment and Health of the City of Nürnberg has decided to cancel FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2020.

The exhibition (the world’s largest window and door trade fair) was rescheduled from March to June in the hope that the COVID-19 outbreak would have been over, however with much of Europe still in lockdown and the crisis continuing the organisers have taken the responsible decision to cancel this year’s event completely.

The GGF had planned to host a UK Pavilion at the show with six co-exhibiting GGF Members and two sponsors. Following the cancellation, the GGF is now in the process of giving every partnering company a full refund.

On the cancellation of the exhibition and UK Pavilion, James Lee, GGF Director of External Affairs commented, “In the current circumstances, cancelling Fensterbau was absolutely the correct decision. I am pleased the organisers have taken this decision early to avoid any uncertainty for exhibitors and potential visitors. The GGF are refunding those Members who had planned to exhibit on the GGF UK Pavilion. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Members for their support and time around the initial planning of the UK Pavilion.”     

Though the primary reason for cancelling is due to health concerns and to prevent the virus spreading further, the Fensterbau organisers have also cited additional reasons for cancellation including; ‘a declining willingness to invest in the sector at the present time, production stopping and international travel restrictions that would have affected the whole experience for exhibitors and visitors.’

The organisers are now looking ahead and setting the course for 2022 but stressed that priorities for all in the industry must be to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers as well as dealing with the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The date of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2022 which will again be held in conjunction with HOLZ-HANDWERK starts from 29 March to 1 April 2022.

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