Bohle AG says it has cancelled its plans to take part in Glasstec as well as GlassBuild in Las Vegas in a decision that it says will also impact on any postponed Fensterbau event.
The group adds that it will still continue its commitment to the “Handwerk live” Demonstrations during Glasstec as arranged and ‘a small trade show presence for international industrial customers is envisaged’.
COO Arne Klöfkorn “We feel a particular responsibility towards the glazier trade and we will live up to this commitment as far as possible. Right now, nobody is able to predict the future development of the Corona pandemic.
Trade shows, however, are prepared over the long term and many costs are triggered at an early stage. It is therefore all the more disappointing for everybody involved, both employees and business partners, if a trade fair has to be cancelled at short notice, as has repeatedly occurred recently.”
There have been very long discussions at the group whether or not to start with the preparations for the industry´s most important leading trade fair. Klöfkorn continued: “Every two years, this trade show in Düsseldorf is the highlight of our trade fair calendar. We invest a high six-figure amount in order to present our latest innovations to our business partners and customers. Once again in 2020, we have many different new products in the pipeline, however, we have decided after careful consideration, to substantially reduce our trade fair commitments this year. “This decision affects not only our usual large-scale presence at the Glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf but also the catch-up date for Fensterbau Frontale, GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, and a potential postponed date for ChinaGlass, in case there will be any such date this year.”